Making your own backdrop for wedding photos for you and your guests is a great way to add a personal, creative touch to your special day. Here are a few ideas on putting together a gorgeous backdrop!
Paint a pattern or design.
Find a large wooden pallet and use paints that match your wedding colors to paint whatever pattern or design you choose! If you’re more artistically inclined, you can even go for a mural, or paint something abstract to make your photos more interesting. You can also sponge paint it, or paint over stencils with metallic paint to create a beautiful wallpaper-esque pattern.
Cover a pallet in wallpaper.
Or you can actually use wallpaper itself! Just lay it down on a sanded, wooden pallet or other backdrop.
Tape balloons to a wall.
Taping balloons to a wall is another easy way to make a fun backdrop. Add balloons of varying sizes or colors to make it more fun!
Drape string lights.
Draping white string lights over a painted wall or backdrop makes a beautifully elegant background with a romantic feel.
DIY some giant colorful pom-poms out of yarn or other materials and attach them to your backdrop for a whimsical display that children and adults alike will love.
Chalkboard painted backdrop.
Paint a pallet with chalkboard paint and provide chalk for your guests to write with. Give them a theme or question like, “What do you think love is?” and allow them to write their answers and pose with them.
Fabric wrapped pallet backdrop.
Cover and secure fabric over a pallet to use as a backdrop. You can get creative with vintage patterns or lacy fabric, or pin handmade fabric or tissue flowers to add fun and dimension.
Empty picture frame.
Rather than doing a backdrop, supply a giant, empty painted picture frame for your guests. Allow them to hold up the picture farm and pose inside of it for their pictures. The can have fun with it by acting like they’re coming out of a painting!
You can also create a beautiful, unique backdrop by buying lots of beads from your craft store (the kinds that come on fishing wire or string) and tape them at different heights all over your backdrop until it is covered.
Find giant mirrored circles from your craft store and glue them to cover your backdrop. Overlap them to give the appearance of giant sequins!
This backdrop takes some time but is totally worth it. Find a canvas wrapped backdrop, and press flowers onto it (you can use the same kind of flowers as you use in your wedding to keep it consistent). Paint over the flowers with a sealant for a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos.
Vintage family photos.
Cover your backdrop with framed pictures of your family members and ancestors from long ago to add a little personal background to your pictures.