Sometimes the simplest additions to your wedding will have the biggest impact. Many brides don’t even think about the option to alter the walls of their ceremony or reception space. Of course permanent changes would be costly (or impossible), which is why backdrops are a great temporary solution to make any space your own and alter any existing finishes that you don’t love (even if it’s just for a few hours).
Hiring someone to create and install a backdrop can also be costly, but with so many awesome and affordable options available online, there’s no need to go that route. You can either choose an already made vinyl or fabric backdrop that just needs to be hung, or for the more crafty bride, purchase a few elements for a fun DIY backdrop.
If you’re not sure where to place a wedding backdrop, your ceremony altar space, behind your head table, sweets/cake table, band or DJ, bars, or as a photo booth background are all awesome options. If your backdrop is easy to move, you can even use it in more than one of these locations throughout the day.
Most backdrops do require a stand for support and you can purchase an inexpensive one here. You can browse 10 awesome backdrops below, perfect for any wedding.
1. Bohemian Wedding Backdrop
If you’re a bohemian or rustic bride who’s looking to add some textural interest to your ceremony or reception, this piece is just perfect. It’s so romantic and elegant and is truly unique. Suggested places to use this stunning piece of decor would be behind your head table, at your ceremony altar or arch, behind your cake table, or even as a photo backdrop. It measures six feet wide by seven feet long but can also be custom made according to your dimensions. While the white color is ethereal and bridal, if you’re looking for some color, this backdrop can be purchased in alternative colors and sizes here.
2. Sequins Fabric Wedding Backdrop
There’s something very fun and sexy about this black sequin cloth and while it’s likely not as appropriate for a wedding ceremony, it is a great way to add a bit of flare to your reception. Use this backdrop behind your bar or sweets table, behind your DJ or band, as a photo booth backdrop, or even behind your head table for a really special accent. The black color keeps this from standing out too much, while still providing some sparkle and texture to your decor. The standard size is four by seven feet, but if you’ll need something larger, custom orders are acceptable. It’s available in a plethora of other colors if black isn’t your thing. You can browse alternative sequin backdrops here.
Price: $22.88 (74 percent off MSRP)
3.Custom Chalkboard Wedding Backdrop
How fun is this custom chalkboard inspired backdrop? This is our top choice if you’re looking for a photo booth wall. There’s no question that the pictures you take with family and friends in front of this will come out amazing. The photo wall measures six feet by eight feed and can be personalized with your names and wedding date. It’s made of thick vinyl and can even be printed in alternative colors if you’re interested in something other than the black and white. If this backdrop isn’t quite your style you can browse other chalkboard backdrop options here.
4. Wisteria Vine Hanging Flower Wedding Decor
Using floral and greenery in a backdrop design for your ceremony and reception is a romantic idea, but purchasing floral in large quantities and hoping that they don’t die can be expensive and stressful. Using artificial floral in your back drop is a great way to achieve the same look for a lot less. You can also build your backdrop days or weeks before the wedding without having to worry about the lifespan of the floral. These flowers are the main component to a beautiful floral backdrop. Simply purchase a nice trellis like this one, some greenery, and some sheer fabric in addition to your floral for the most gorgeous DIY ceremony arch. If Wisteria isn’t your flower of choice, check out alternative artificial flowers here.
Price: $13.99 (61 percent off MSRP)
5. Ivory Fabric Backdrop Curtain
Simple white backdrops offer a clean slate and a bright and airy feel for some gorgeous wedding photos. This soft and flowing backdrop would work almost anywhere. It can be used in your ceremony or any place in your reception space that you want to achieve a romantic and soft look. This backdrop is on the larger side, which is great if you have a bigger space that needs to be aesthetically updated. If you want to make this look even more romantic, consider hanging some curtain lights underneath the sheer chiffon fabric for a bit of sparkle and twinkle. Check out this YouTube video to see how it’s done.
6. Gold Sequin Fabric Photography Backdrop
If you’re a bride who is looking for a fun and elegant way to add some sparkle into her wedding decor, a sequined backdrop is a fantastic idea. In small quantities, the sequins won’t compete with the rest of your decor and will still add a really celebratory and unique texture, perfect for photo ops. While a photo booth is the obvious choice for this wedding backdrop, you can also consider putting it behind your cake stand or sweet table, behind your bar, or even behind your band or DJ. This can be ordered in seven various sizes depending on the space you’ll be using it in. If this tone of gold is too yellow for your taste, the backdrop is also available in a rose gold or matte gold. If you’re looking for alternative places to add a bit of sequin sparkle, consider these awesome gold sequin table runners.
Price: $22.80 – $128
7. Custom Hanging Canvas Sign
If your ceremony location is lacking visual interest and you need something to spice up the look, this large personalized wedding backdrop is a gorgeous addition to your wedding ceremony decor. The canvas wedding sign features a watercolor style design in your choice of color with a minimalist chic look, so it will provide some decor without distracting from what’s happening in front of it. The graphic is printed in the highest quality available at 1200 dpi and outstanding color quality on a thick and durable canvas material that can withstand rain and wind. Grommets and thick rope are included for a stress-free, easy, installation. ZCreateDesigns has several awesome backdrops so if this one isn’t your style, you can check out the alternative options.
8. Curtain Lights Wedding Backdrop
Held together with one horizontal strand, this set of lights makes for a stupidly easy DIY backdrop with the addition of a sheer white curtain. These curtains are just $12.99 and great for a backdrop in your reception space once the lights have been dimmed and candlelight is flickering throughout the room. Without having to worry about draping lights, you can have this back drop ready to go in just minutes. To bring this type of style into your table decor, consider filling vases or jars with copper wire lights for a really glowing and romantic feel throughout the space.
Price: $39.98 (56 percent off MSRP)
9. Artificial Flower Panel Backdrop
The first thing that comes to mind when we hear floral wall is Kim Kardashian. If you don’t have millions to spend, faux flowers are the way to go, and make a stunning textured backdrop. The unique and whimsical backdrop is really inexpensive – currently at 50 percent off. With faux floral you also don’t have to worry about flowers wilting or dying. This wall measures 24″ X 16″ inches and is made with high-quality materials that are weather resistant. If you need a bigger backdrop, simply purchase a few of these and stand them next to one another. House Improvement World has a number of highly rated floral backdrops if you’d prefer an alternative color or style.
Price: $29.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
10. Artificial Boxwood Topiary Backdrop
Brides who don’t love floral often gravitate toward incorporating greenery into their wedding instead. The use of boxwood in a wedding gives it a modern, preppy, and clean feel that often can’t be achieved with lush floral. This highly rated backdrop comes with six pieces of 20”x20” boxwood panels that snap together to equal 16 square feet. Using scissors it’s easy to cut, fit and shape to any size. Use these for your ceremony, photo booth, behind your head table, or even behind your band or DJ to add some unique color and texture to your wedding. For additional inspiration, check out some alternative ways to incorporate boxwood into your wedding decor.