Pinterest Facebook Twitter From portable wooden wedding arch to wedding benches and wooden signage, save some money with DIY outdoor wedding decorating ideas on a budget. For a backyard wedding, you’ll also love this DIY backyard shadow shading tutorial and backyard makeover ideas, plus how to hide backyard eyes. Outdoor wedding decorating ideas on a budget can really add up to wedding expenses, but you can stay on the budget by making your own wedding decorations outdoors instead of purchasing! These are some of our favorite outdoor wedding ideas – we’d love to see pictures of how they could be used at the wedding and reception. See all the woodworking plans for wedding decor here. Garden Arbor Wedding Arch Give your vows a beautiful backdrop with a DIY wedding arch! Justin first built this wedding arch for his sister, and it looked great in the yard after the wedding. The garden tree wedding arch is constructed from affordable 2×4 construction timber and other masonry timber and is constructed in sections to facilitate transportation to the outdoor wedding venue. Daniel B. This picture of the bow he built for his sister’s wedding and she’s amazing! Get the plans for building this portable wedding arch here. If the classic-style architecture is better suited for a wedding, build this gothic arch instead. (For better mobility, build the arches in advance and attach crossbows to the site.) We used in our garden as a trellis for growing vegetables, but you can easily weave flowers, ribbon or fabric through the trellis for eye catching wedding arch. Or leave it open with an added low backing piece as reader Chris did for this stage. Get the plans for building this gothic tree arch here. You can also build a pergola in the shape of a home to welcome guests, or for a small and intimate wedding, this large octagonal pergola will be a great backyard setting for tying a knot! DIY Outdoor Wedding Benches and Seating Ideas Party guests will, of course, need a place to sit. Wooden benches are a nice outdoor seating option for a wedding, whether you build enough for a wedding seat at the front of the orbits to fit your entire guest list. These solid wood stools are part of a patio table with a beverage cooler plan – which would be a great setting for a small wedding too! Build these easy wooden stools with angled legs for about $ 25 each. Watch the tutorial video here and get carpentry plans here. Or it will be a round of two-board farmhouse benches that are affordable and stylish, too! The box-frame seat is nice and durable, and you can swap out the hinged top joint here for two 2 x 8 panels to make the build process faster. Some 2 x 6 panels come together quickly to form this modern waterfall bench for more guest seating. Tree logs can also be a great place to sit with ease, just add a wood deck – and make a great post-wedding side table, too! image by Brooke Courtney Photography via StyleMePretty If you create additional seating areas for small groups during receptions or between events, these DIY molded stools or DIY bar stools are easy and quick to build, too. And you can even give cute folding chairs a stylish update with this spray coated folding farmhouse chair tutorial. DIY wedding party tables and decor For a full party or just a reception, be prepared with this DIY serving tables and decorative display racks. This Dual X Console Table can be built to any length you want (just add another X base for extra length!). The X bases easily split from the shelves for easy portability. Build a simple wooden bar cart or modern console table to hold drinks, refreshments, or picture frames. The long console table works great as a buffet, and the screwless construction makes it easy to disassemble for transport to and from the venue. This foldable portable workbench doesn’t look very impressive, but nobody will know it once you cover it with tablecloths! It’s easy to build and fold to store and move, so you’ll be able to use it for many future events as well. Designed by reader Jonathon M Add a table top with live edge (faux) to some IKEA staple legs for a wedding cake table or other food service, or build a small ladder shelf for an easy decorative display table. Outdoor Wedding Signs and Photo Shows Especially In a large outdoor wedding venue, you’ll want some signage that welcomes your guests and gives directions for seating plans, ceremony location, etc. This DIY wood sign tutorial shows you how to print your own stencils to create a farmhouse-style hand-painted marker. Make a free-standing chalkboard stand banner to guide guests (or replace the chalkboard with a wooden chalkboard for a painted sign). Build it in two sizes using the woodworking plans here. An oversized DIY sign makes a great seating scheme or backdrop for a photo shoot – or use it to prevent an ugly look and add a fresh boxwood wreath! Or attach them to large square pictures like these and an easy-to-print color banner to display your Instagram selfies! Tip: Get a small portable photo printer available so guests can print their own pictures, too! We loved us! Build your own serving board or DIY jumbo pegboard from plywood – you can also add shelves to display items if you prefer. Add a rustic wood magnetic plank to hold seating planners or photos. (A set of modern black magnetic letters will look less ready for preschoolers) You can also make your own letterboard or use our custom family name sign printers to create custom wedding art! This handcrafted wood patterned screen makes for a great visual display background for photos – and use it as a room divider in your home for later. A simple corner orchard ladder will make a great photo presentation – wrap it with a battery-powered string light rope with photo clips for easy decorating! Make plywood banners and leave extra space between the cut pictures. You can also add fabric or paper to wood triangles for a different style banner. Related Reading: 50 Creative Ways to Display Pictures Other DIY Outdoor Wedding Decorations & Lighting for Personalized Wedding Decorations The happy new couple will love together in their new home together, build monogram planter! You can fill it with floral foam and faux pomegranate or cut flowers for the party to make it easier to move, then add soil and flowers as soon as you hang them in a more permanent location. Get the plans for building your own monogram planter here. Want to build a large lit character? Check out this tutorial from HerToolbelt. If the wedding or reception is going to be in the evening or near twilight, there is nothing more magical than great lighting! Make your own string out of DIY wine bottle lights, or use regular string lights with DIY string light stands. Create an easy outdoor chandelier by using battery-operated candles to accentuate the bridge and groom’s table, or to create a cozy seating area under a tree. Build a large wooden star with lights for the ambiance (or go really big!) Get more ideas for outdoor string lights (plus our picks for beautiful but affordable string lights). For marking the entrance to a wedding venue or aisle, a couple of big planters would be great! Build these large plywood plantations or these modern tall wood plantations, then add the potted tree or planter at your wedding site to facilitate movement. Make your guests play with fun outdoor games! Build your own painted cornhole set, a few sets of easy DIY yard dice for Yardzee toys, wooden dominoes, and more outdoor game ideas here. Decorate the tables at an outdoor wedding party using these printable DIY paper flower vase templates or make them into a wreath and place them around other decor. For table numbers, add a geometry shelf (without support) with a table number inside. The flowers on top (as shown) or on the inside, with small vases or candles around them are simple and lovely. Buy from FleurStudiosCo on Etsy choose from hex wood outlines, triangle and house in our plans (or rectangle or square of course) or buy as shown in the image from FleurStudioCo on Etsy. Turn the “shelf” on its side to create a central flower box, like this one by Oriental Trading. See more easy DIY wedding decorations and centerpieces here. Congratulations and best wishes for your wedding and many years of happiness after! 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