5 DIY wedding ceremony backdrop ideas that wow

DIY green wedding ceremony arch with votive candles

Alyssa Maloof

I’m sure you all know by now that the actual ‘I dos’ are uber important when it comes to a wedding, with the main focal point being the bride and groom and the wedding ceremony backdrop coming in close second. Whether your big day is happening indoors or outside, these DIY wedding ceremony backdrop ideas will be sure to wow your guests and make for gorgeous photographs, too! Gather your gal pals, enlist the help of your husband-to-be and get down to business! When all is said and done, you can claim the bragging rights for your handy work when anyone asks where you got that amazing set up – and trust me, they will ask.

1. Colorful streamer backdrop

diy streamer backdrop

Fresh In Love

For the bride-to-be who isn’t afraid of a little (or a lot) of color on her wedding day, the DIY Streamer Backdrop makes for a vibrant, memorable setting and some brilliant photo ops.

Difficulty rating: 2 (on a scale of 1-5, with 5 meant for those who consider themselves DIY masters).

streamer wedding backdrop

Ben Q Photography

diy streamer wedding backdrop

Sonya Khegay

2. White wax paper backdrop

wax paper backdrop

Allie Rae Photo

If color isn’t exactly your thing, this DIY Wax Paper Backdrop will lend a hand in adding some oomph to your muted color palette, while creating a frame for the dynamic duo (that’s you two!). Who knew deli sheets could look so elegant?

Difficulty rating: 4, due to the fact that it’s time consuming in nature.

wax paper wedding backdrop

Jerry Yoon Photographers

elegant wax paper backdrop

Gabriel Boone

3. Hanging floral backdrop

carnation backdrop

Allison Andres

Flower children, unite. A DIY Floral Backdrop is not only budget-friendly, but it lands on the easier side of the difficulty spectrum, which gets bonus points in my book. Take note that purchasing the pricier wedding arch will actually save you time in the long run.

Difficulty rating: 2

hanging floral wedding ceremony backdrop

Mint Photography

floral wedding backdrop


4. Coffee filter backdrop

coffee fitler backdrop

Ruth Eileen Photography

A customizable DIY Coffee Filter Backdrop, meaning you can dye them whatever color your little heart desires. Not only is this backdrop subtle, but it’s trendy (in the best way possible, of course).

Difficulty rating: 3, again, time consuming, but 900 coffee filters will do that to ya.

diy coffee filter wedding ceremony backdrop

Sargeant Photography

coffe filter wedding backdrop

Studio Castillero

5. Flower pergola backdrop

DIY floral pergola backdrop

Charlotte Tittle Photos

If you’re going for a soft, boho wedding vibe, this DIY Floral Pergola Backdrop fits the bill. Once again, this is customizable, as you can switch up the flowers with your wedding pick.

Difficulty rating: 3

floral pergola wedding ceremony backdrop


Priscilla Valentina

diy floral pergola wedding backdrop

Danielle Poff Photography

Are you planning on creating a DIY wedding ceremony backdrop of your own for your wedding day? Which one is your favorite?


Jessica Zimlich

Jess Zimlich is a Kansas City based lifestyle blogger at 26 and Not Counting where you can expect to see a heavy emphasis on personal experience and life adventures. When she isn’t working on her fitness, you will most likely find her enjoying brunch (mimosas included!), catching up with her best friends or flipping the pages of her latest read – she’s old school like that. She isn’t engaged, yet, but she looks forward to the day when she can put that Pinterest Wedding Board to work!