Beautiful Backyard Wedding For Less Than $6,000

Everything about this beautiful backyard wedding is simply elegant. From the delicate neutral and refined chambray ensembles worn by the groom and his men to the dreamy breezeway entrance to the backyard reception. You are going to adore the sweet and lovely polished bouquets and the dainty diy table centerpieces.

You are especially going to swoon over the dreamy photographs captured by Nashville,Tennessee film photographer Ryan Bernal. Are you already swooning over the bridesmaid dresses above? Most of all this entire stylish affair was put together for 200 guests for less than $6,000. Read on to hear tid bits from the bride and of course see more from Ryan in the full wedding gallery.

How fabulous is Andrew and Hannah’s entrance sign? You could easily recreate this personalized rustic sign buy stenciling on burlap and framing it. We guesstimate the entire project, including the easel would run you about $45 depending on the price of your frame.

A stencil kit at Joann’s ($6.49) + magic stencil cream ($3.49)  and we would estimate you would need a yard of  burlap ($3). For the frame you could thrift a used frame and use gold spray paint ($6.46) for a similar effect and place it on an easel ($19). The paper flowers you see on the sign were also used on the cupcake tower below and you can easily make these yourself. Here is a you tube video with instructions and it seems to be fairly easy.

Andrew and Hannah were able to save a huge amount on having their wedding at their family’s home. We are certainly aware that all of you do not have huge backyard, but we recommend sharing with family and friends that you are interested in having a backyard wedding. Sometimes just spreading the word will do the trick. One of Hannah’s main tips is to ask for whatever you might need and if that happens to be a backyard, it doesn’t hurt to ask.

From the Bride:
If i can give any advice – its to not be afraid to ask for help. A lot of help! I had so many people involved down to the smalllest details and it relieved so much of the pressure from myself and it also involved everyone! I had people in Indianna collecting vintage plates from thrift stores for me while one of my friends in Georgia addressed the invitations…I utilized everyone!

We also love the mason jars that had a piece of raffia wrapped around it with a cute blank label to ensure ownership of the cup for the evening. The table decor was mismatched bottles and vases with loose flowers placed on a burlap table runner. Click here for a great tip, from another bride on how to acquire free bottles for your floral arrangements.

Simple is key…the simplicity of everything made it all the more lovely. I wanted people to feel as if they were at a backyard picnic, but with the feel and elegence of a wedding…and I think I was able to do just that.

Another great way to save money is having a taco bar, as opposed to a traditional fancy wedding menu. To jazz up the taco bar you could add gourmet items like duck confit and pickled red cabbage like Andrew and Hannah did. Having a limited bar will also reduce your budget. You could simply offer one type of wine or beer or a signature wedding cocktail.

A fantastic way to cut cost is to use Free Printables. If you did not know your can download a thumbprint tree guest book and vintage bicycle guest book for free over at our free wedding printables page.

Our Free Thumbprint Wedding Guest Books measures 11″ X 14″  and can be personalized with your names and wedding date. You can use  smear-resistant dye ink.It is currently on sale at Joanne’s Fabric for $9.59.

Another money saver was the cupcake tower made by friends. Using the same book paper roses from the entrance sign along with burlap for a cohesive yet stylish look.

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Photographer: Ryan Bernal
Caterer: Rivermont Pizza
Dress Designer: BCBG
Flowers: Lynchburg Wholesale Floral Corporation – arranged by Bridesmaids
Groom’s Attire: Chambray tops
Shoe Designer: jcrew

Venue: Family home |Veil or Hair Accessories: The flowers in the bride’s hair were made from scraps of her wedding dress to match the gown | Jewelry: Vintage jewelry from my grandmothers | Coordinator: Friends and Family – A special thanks to Brooke Jones | Cake: Home-made cupcakes – Rachel Brewer | Makeup: Bridesmaid – Brittany Roth | Cinematography: Bethany Ufema

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  5. -100. Leah Canseco says:

    Beautiful backyard wedding. Film makes everything look amazing. Great job by Ryan!

  6. -100. Shana says:

    All I have to say is would someone please start a “rent by backyard” website?? So many people I see have backyard weddings and yet…you can never rent them for cheaper! Wonderful wedding!

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  15. -100. stacie111 says:

    Just beautiful!

  16. -100. Kristyn Adamson says:

    Beautiful wedding, would love to know where the crochet bridesmaids dress is from!

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  18. -100. Aurelie says:

    Beautiful wedding. Love the tent and the buffet’s decoration!

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  22. -100. Shelley says:

    @Kristyn Adamson the dress is from american eagle.

  23. I love sweet, simple backyard weddings – it’s all about family, friends and love!

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  25. Beautiful wedding and pictures! Love it!

  26. -100. heidi says:

    Amazing wedding! I would love to see the breakdown of the whole budget and how they managed to have that beautiful tent set up under 6k. I am currently trying to work out a backyard wedding for 6k and it is SO tuff! Amazing work!

  27. -100. Lily Shorey says:

    Where did you find tent? The quotes I have recieved have been a couple thousand dollars and that’s almost half the budget!

    Love the wedding!

  28. -100. Tamara McGough says:

    How did you do that tent? is it a rental? Tents are soooo expensive!

  29. -100. Emily says:

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  34. -100. christina says:

    This wedding is nothing short of amazing. But…how in the world could they feed 200 people, buy a gorgeous dress, rent chairs, tables, and a tent (lovely by the way), have an awesome photog, etc.? Seems like some favors were pulled and if so, that is wonderful. I am just having a hard time seeing the final cost is so small for such a fab event. Please share some savings tips! xoxo

  35. -100. Giannie says:

    Please I would like some information on this . The location and full price please I loved it

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  37. -100. Hayley says:

    I know this wedding was from 2 years ago. But I am wondering if it would be possible to get a break down of the budget. I am amazed at how beautiful the wedding was for such a reasonable cost too! If you have more information on this I would appreciate it!

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  40. -100. Jessica says:

    Tell me about that tent! I love it. We are planning our wedding in my parents’ back yard, and it turns out so many of the details you shared are things we are already hoping to incorporate (Right down to the fingerprint guest page). OUr one problem is the cost of renting a big tent (mostly for weather protection incase the weather isn’t on our side…). Is the one you used a typical rental one? I really like the wooden posts running down the middle.

  41. -100. Cathy says:

    I have a tough time believing that this wedding cost less than 6k. The tent, chair, table and linen rentals would be almost 6k on their own. Not to mention all of the food and beverage, beautiful photography, and flowers (even if they were arranged by bridesmaids, still expensive. ) Beautiful wedding, but I would need to see a budget breakdown to believe it was really anywhere close to 6k.

  42. -100. Yan Wei says:

    thank you for the info! Love the tent! Any specifications, where to get that and pricing? We are planning for a backyard wedding too and yes! It is hard to find a backyard if you don’t already own one!

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