Outdoor Spaces and Wedding DIY

Wedding DIY

The fun part about pulling together our own space, was pulling together our own space. We had so much fun planning our wedding together. Our goal was to bring all the people we loved in one place to celebrate our wedding. At the end of the day, as long as we were happy together, that’s all that mattered.

Lilies and Loafers Wedding One way we were able to save money, was to create our own wedding venue on my parents’ property. There alone, we saved the cost of having to pay a venue fee. From there, we had to conceptualize the space, and decide how we were going to bring our reception space together. In order to do this, we had to do some Wedding DIY.

Backyard Wedding Layout

Since our reception was outside, we organized cocktail hour to be outside of the tent. Our patio and surrounding grass areas had seating, food, and the photo booth. Here’s a photoset of everything we built, crafted (minus the invitations/thank yous), and bought to bring the space together.



Bird Cage

Rather than paying $80 for a birdcage offline, Fatima created hers for $15 – including the stylish, bedazzled comb that kept it in place.

Wedding DIY Birdcage

Ribbons at Church

When you can’t throw rice…

Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells

Car sign

Just Married

Flowers

Just a peek, since this will be its own post…

Wedding Flowers

Printed Cards

Chalkboard Signs

The Marquisrita was our signature drink – why wouldn’t it be?!

DIY Chalkboard Signs

DIY Chalkboard Signs

Photo Booth Sign

Sequin Table Cloth for the Cupcakes

Don’t pay $300 for a tiny sequin table cloth online, use raw fabric for the same look for a fraction of the price.

Sequin Tablecloth

Cake Topper

Cake Topper

Photo Booth

Mason Jar Mugs

Help guests find their seats and let them take it home!

Mason Jar Mug

Lanterns

Pier 1 Imports, you are amazing.

Lanterns

Mix of Citronella and Unscented Votives

Votives

Mason Jar Votives

Table Frames

DIY Table Frames

DIY Table Frames

Market Lights

We bought our own market lights for less than $100. It made sense to buy and string ourselves since it cost less to rent them or have them strung by another company. They looked great with the candle light.

Market Lights

String Your Own Market Lights

String Your Own Market Lights

Best Dog Bandana

I was adamant about having Hayden in the wedding. If your pets means a lot to you, get them involved.

Best Dog Bandana

Sparkler Sendoff

You’d surprised how cheap sparklers go for at the end of the summer. A great way to end the night.

Sparkler Sendoff