Choosing the ideal wedding backdrop may not be the first thing on your wedding to-do list, but backdrops are an important part of your venue’s decor. They are always a memorable addition to any wedding, as they can be used to make vivid and lively backgrounds for your ceremony or cake display, or even as fun photo booths for your guests.
Whether you’re opting for an outdoor soiree or an indoor reception, backdrops will add that extra zest to your wedding’s locale. Not sure where to start? Don’t fret — our wedding experts have compiled a list of 15 unique wedding backdrop ideas perfect for any theme and setting.
1. Light up the venue!
Pairing glimmering light strings against a nude color chiffon will make your guests feel like they’re in a cozy dreamland.
2. Rustic Theme
For a rustic-inspired aesthetic, place decorative cushions on top of a vintage patterned rug. The walls can be elegantly decorated with silk drapes hanging from a hook, or in this case, a floating shelf.
3. B&W Hues
This monochrome hand-drawn floral artwork from Momental Designs adds a crisp and sleek contrast against the colorful rose bush — just the right pop of color you need to make your ceremony marker stand out when you’re saying your vows.
4. Watercolor Backdrop
Momental Designs also recommends considering a watercolor design. This backdrop in shades of blue, teal, and purple, will bring an artistic vibe to your nuptials.
5. Sheer Screen
A sheer fabric screen as your backdrop will look effortlessly beautiful against natural lighting — ideal for a photoshoot with your bridesmaids and groomsmen.
6. Modern Theme
Going for a more modern, minimalist theme? This backdrop is ideal for a photo session with guests. Add that sprinkle of color by incorporating dangling green leaves or flower petals.
7. Door backdrop
Constructed simply for the bride to make her grand entrance prior to walking down the aisle, guests couldn’t resist having a fun photo session against this picturesque wooden-door backdrop by Rothweiler Event Design. These rustic custom-made doors are perfect for your country-themed wedding.
8. Vintage cottage
Transform your backyard into a scene from a storybook by building a cute, vintage cottage backdrop made from old barn doors.
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9. Floral rope lights
Enhance an ordinary brick wall by hanging dangling rope lights with bright-colored florets.
10. Circle of love
Illustrate your endless love with this symbolic round-arch wreath backdrop — the perfect complement to an outdoor wedding.
11. Driftwood Beach Wedding Arch
Say your ‘I do’s’ in front of the waves under a driftwood arch dressed with linen curtains and floral details.
12. Teepee Ceremony Marker
Get hitched under a teepee-shaped altar made from birch branches. Gently adorn the backdrop with garlands of dried green leaves, like eucalyptus, for a pleasant musky aroma.
13. Hundred-year-old oak tree
Nothing says romantic like getting married under an old tree in your backyard. This couple decorated a 100-year-old oak with cascading twinkle lights and a crystal chandelier.
14. Curtain Backdrop
Set the stage for a romantic affair with simple, but elegant lush tulle drapes.
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15. Vintage Photobooth
Photo booths for your guests are now a wedding-must! Make your backdrop Instagram-worthy by decorating the selfie-station with quirky props that’ll help break the ice among guests.
We hope these ideas have given you some inspiration for your ideal wedding backdrop. Do you have any other ideas we didn’t mention? Comment below and let us know! If you’re still in the process of planning your wedding why not check out our article on Assembling the Perfect Wedding Day Emergency Kit.