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Are More People Having Backyard Engagements? Decor Ideas To Make Your Ceremony A Big Hit!

BY Sakshi | 24 Oct, 2016 | 2865 views | 4 min read

There's something about backyard engagements! Not only do they save the cost of a venue, but they really do stand out, and there's something very intimate about them. There is history, there are memories and of course, they look so charming! And we are seeing more and more of them these days, with some knockout decor ideas that make the entire experience so amazing! So since it is something that's picking up a lot of pace in India, here are some kicka** decor ideas to make it even better! Vintage, rustic, parisian- so many themes totally look amazing for backyard engagements. Plus, it is perfect for the upcoming winter season!

Entrance decor

  • Get a cool welcome sign

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Wooden signs which have a quote or lead guests to their intended destination (cocktails! food! dance floor! pool!) look so so chic these days, and are so in! Hang some foliage, flowers or balloons from it to make it stand out even more! Otherwise, there's always chalkboard decor which is so so fun!
  • Get a rustic door for the entrance

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The entrance decor matters a lot. That is what can set the tone for the engagement right from the start. So here are some awesome ideas in this post for how you can nail the perfect entrance decor! Personally, we're in love with rustic doors being used in entrances for backyard affairs these days. Don't they look amazing?

Decor ideas

  • Decorate a swing

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Swings decorated with florals or origami also look amazing for outdoorsy events! So fairytale like, right?
  • Hang floral chandeliers

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Get a chandelier made entirely of florals or hang one with foliage around. If that's not possible, you can even dangle some pomianders from the outdoor chandelier for a charming twist.
  • Get giant monograms

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Wooden block monograms are so in these days, and they look amazing for day backyard engagements! Plus, you can always use them later for other events!  

Make use of the natural decor

  • Decorate the trees around

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If there are trees within the backyard, then decorate them going with whatever theme you're going for. You can hang flower strings for a dreamy setting, or get some refurbished bottles with a single flower stem hanging from it all over a tree. You can even hang floral baskets!
  • Use wooden stumps

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Wooden stumps look amazing for a backyard setting. Whether you have a natural one which is still stuck to the ground or you source some for the decor- keep tiny vintage items on it for added effect.

Corner setting

Don't forget to make an eye-catching corner setting! Here are some ideas to make it your personal cute little corner!
  • Corner table setting

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Use a glass, white or a distress finish table and add little knick-knacks on top to make it look amazing! You could even add a vintage mirror and use some simple stuff to deck it up.
  • Corner ladder setting
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You can place your personal photos or customised monograms to personalise the setting even more. Use some wooden crates and plants to make it stand out even more!
  • Vintage chests or suitcases

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Line up some vintage trunks in a corner and dress them up with some greens for an awesome corner display!

Table Setting

  • Get exposed wood furniture

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This lends such a rustic and relaxed vibe to the whole event. You can stick to whatever colour theme you want, but make sure that the furniture has that worn out vibe, which totally goes with the backyard theme! Long picnic tables also work really well for backyard affairs!
  • Have a pretty table setting going with the theme

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Lay a runner down the center of the table and cover with an assortment of fruits, flowers, and candles or even succulents! You can choose them according to the colour theme you're going for, but they lend that perfect outdoorsy vibe to a backyard setting!
  • Decorate the chairs

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Get cute Mr and Mrs signs on the chairs or decorate them with some fabric, flowers or foliage keeping in tune with the theme- it looks gorgeous!


  • Decorated backdrop and props
1450066427_IMG_8552 Cycles, richshaws or any other vehicle work really well as photobooths too!
  • Suspended elements

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Hanging painted tyres, frames, birdcages or photos from trees or in a corner- it makes for a super cute setting for a photobooth!
  • Life-size cutout photobooth

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You could even get a gigantic Instagram or Facebook photobooth with your hashtag on it! What do you think of these ideas? Let us know!
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