Backyard Weddings

Beautiful backyard celebrations


Backyard Weddings

Supplies & Ideas

Backyard weddings are a wonderful way to celebrate your love with family and friends. No matter what theme you choose for your event, it is possible to achieve. Yes! A backyard wedding can be charming, glamourous, casual, formal, traditional, contemporary or any other theme you choose. We have curated a list of supplies to help you create an event that will delight your guests.

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There are so many types of lighting you can use to create ambiance at your backyard wedding. Fill hurricane glasses with fairy lights for romantic ambiance. Arrange lights within topiaries, wreaths or other floral arrangements as an accent. String lights, especially Edison bulbs, are romantic and act as a source of practical lighting. Party lights can transform a backyard dancefloor. Lanterns, paired with flameless candles, add lighting, define spaces and pathways, and can even be held by the wedding party in place of bouquets. There are many options for backyard wedding lighting, here are a few curated options.

These fairy lights are erfect for filling mason jars. Six pack of 7 feet long battery operated fairy lights.

Edison bulbs are perfect over patios or any outdoor setting. This set is 20 feet long and connectable.

Add light to arches, ceilings, doorways, table runners and more with this 26.9″ long string line set. 

These basic party lights add excitement to the dancefloor with multiple colors and patterns.

Use this set of 12 lanterns as aisle markers, in table arrangements or for the bridal party.

Seating & Arches

Backyard wedding ceremonies are an intimate way to share your love with you closest friends and family members. Ceremony supplies include chairs, aisle runners, arches, pedestals and other supplies that create your wedding ceremony site. Customize your ceremony seating with DIY aisle markers. Aisle runners can be purchased, or look for narrow carpets, fabric or even velvet curtains as a DIY option.

Plastic foldling chairs can be used as is or decorate with a long piece of tulle or silk. 

Leave folding chairs plain, add a swag of fabric, or use a full chair cover like these. 

Wedding arches can be accented with flowers, fabric or branches. 

Color coordinated draping fabric panels come in a variety of colors to accent your theme.

Heavier fabric aisle runners like this one may be easier to walk on over grass or soft surfaces.


Balloon garlands accent entryways, add interest to selfie stations and highlight dessert tables. DIY kits are available and easy to put together. Bubbly Balloon Co has a tutorial on YouTube that demonstrates an easy method. Balloons that spell words like Love and Party are fun ways to add sparkle and excitement. Letter balloons are also available so that you can spell out a name or any meaningful word. More balloon supplies and Denver area balloon designers are listed on Denver DIY Bride’s Balloon page.

This garland kit from PartyWoo includes several balloon sizes and comes in a variety of colors to match your reception theme. 

Monotone arches like this one come in a variety of colors and can accent tables and special seating areas. 

Hand pumps, like these, are easy to use and do not require an electrical outlet to work.

Available in silver, gold and shades of pink, this set of balloon letters spell Love.


There are so many wonderful ways to decorate a backyard for a wedding! The supplies here are just a few options that compliment most wedding themes and aesthetics. For centerpiece ideas, take a look at our Flower Free Centerpieces guide.

Peacock feathers add drama to centrepieces and compliment many color themes. 

These two inch tall small candles look and feel realistic. They add warm glamour to any table setting.

Large lanterns can be used to accent other arrangements and decor by providing light and height.

Glass vases in a variety of shapes and sizes add height and dimension to centerpieces and décor.

Sheer organza ribbon comes in dozens of colors. Tie a bow around candles, add to swags, use to hang ornaments. 

DIY cut luminaries are a beautiful alternative to plain candles. These white paper bags are the perfect size to make your own luminary.

Craft birds are a charming decoration for any DIY backyard wedding. 

Accent arches, aisles and centerpieces with coordinated faux flowers like this set. 

Light up signs are decorative and tell guests exactly where to go. 

Hang from a tree branch for a magical backdrop. Or intertwine with fairy lights for even more glow. 

Food & Drinks

Setting up food and beverages for DIY backyard weddings can be as simple as a small buffet of cold salads, caviar and appetizers, or as involved as a pig roast. If you decide to provide your own catering, you will want to have the right supplies on hand to make set up easy and stress free.

Jar style beverage dispensers are a charming and efficient way to offer water, cocktails or mocktails. Be sure to clearly lable each one!

This commercial grade Sephra Elite Chocolate Fountain melts 4-6 pounds of chocolate at one time.

Champagne flutes are perfect for sparkling beverages or fill with parfait for dessert. 

Coodrinating disposable tableware is a time saver for DIY brides, while also looking elegant.

Chafing dish sets make offering hot entrees and appetizers easy. Cold setups also available.

DIY Wedding Extras

If you are creating a Denber DIY backyard wedding then a day of kit with tools, batteries, extension cords, snacks and duct tape is vital! Other ideas for your kit include garbage bags, double sided tape, lip balm, hand lotion and bobby pins.

If you are doing your wedding and reception yourself, extension cords are a must in your day of kit. 

Do not forget to hydrate! Make that water work harder with electrolyte tablets

Batteries stop working when you least expect it. Have several in the sizes needed to prevent stress on your big day. 

Safety pins can shorten hems, keep collars in place, fix flower arrangements and so much more.

There is not much that cannot be fixed with duct tape.

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