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Sometimes you want to direct the focus of your guests onto a certain area - a perfect example being the wedding ceremony altar, the wedding couple's seats in the reception venue or a dessert table - and adding a backdrop can be a great way. If you're looking for a little diy inspiration, check out the ideas we collected from around the web.

Easier than paper poms and they don't wrinkle when you store or transport them: yarn poms. We spotted this aweseome backdrop idea on the Three Nations Blog

We're loving this ceremony backdrop of this styled shoot featured on Ruffled. Striped fabric curtains and giant paper flowers - so cool!

Helium filled balloons make for a great backdrop. Whether you use only one color of balloons or several, or you layer different types of balloons as Bando are doing here - it's always a fun element.

Alright, in this case, the tree really does its part in creating the perfect wedding ceremony backdrop. But the flowing ribbon garlands would also look pretty in other environments - we're sure of it!

More ribbons - and a lovely example of how you don't need that giant, awesome tree (above) to make this kind of backdrop work. Layer ribbons of one color scheme in different lengths to create this effect. So pretty! We spotted this one in this wedding featured on Ruffled.

Left: Some simple paper pinwheels in a pretty color scheme make a great backdrop for photobooths, dessert tables, casual wedding ceremonies.
Right: We're loving this ceremony backdrop featured in this wedding. The couple hand-wrote their favorite poems onto a large roll of drawing paper and used this as backdrop and aisle runner.

This backdrop is made from over 8000 fake rose petals. We think the result is amazing and would be perfect for a romantic beach wedding.

Find out how to make a scalloped tissue paper backdrop like this one on pink shirts and car wrecks

Left: The colorful rolled paper backdrop in this wedding is seriously amazing! (also check out the other creative details)
Right: if the version on the left is too much work for you, go for a toned down variety such as this one.


  1. Ooo i love the stripey curtains and the mint coloured ribbons! I want to have a photobooth at uor wedding but something a bit different... thanks for the inspiration! x

  2. Oh I am already thinking I need the first one for my home. So adorable!

    xx Kaisa


  3. My sister's wedding featured a long white carpet ending in a backdrop for the vowel exchange which had quotes written on it. Looke fabulous. Backdrops are simply awesome!

  4. Mmm I love those ribbons flying in the wind!

    Love from Sweden!

  5. Great ideas! Hard to pick a favourite. The scalloped tissue paper would be great for hiding a wall you don't like! : )

  6. Those yarn poms are incredible!