Budget Backyard Wedding in Texas

We know a lot of couples are planning weddings on tight budgets. Well, this budget backyard wedding post is for you! Lauren and Jackson pulled off a seriously gorgeous wedding on a small budget, with lots of handmade details and help from family and friends. Paige Newton did such a great job photographing their beautiful day!

These silk-screened handkerchiefs made lovely decor all strung up–and they were also favors for the guests!

Budget Backyard wedding bouquet and groom in striped black and blue necktie

Lauren’s inspiration for their wedding started with her engagement ring, which was her great-grandmother’s in the the 1920s–the flapper era. A flapper inspired wedding became feathers and birds which evolved into a vintage feathers and birds theme.

Budget Backyard wedding bridesmaids

giant colored pom poms with outdoor wedding seating area

We love the laidback feel of this backyard reception! Tissue paper pompoms and globe lights strung across the yard set the mood perfectly.

dessert table with banner above that reads "Let them eat cake"

The cake spread looks so cute–and yummy! To save money, Lauren bought plain cakes and had her bridesmaids decorate them.

wedding cakes with pink flowers on top

wedding cake with mini roses and a birdnest cake topper with fake robin eggs

We love this darling nest cake topper!

Budget Backyard Wedding

Budget advice from the bride: “My husband’s advice to other budget wedding planners is plan on spending the time instead of spending the money. We had friends and family help us with everything. My advice for keeping it to a budget is if you see something you want, be prepared to make it yourself and ask lots of people to help. If people offer to help, let them! Every little bit counts and it all adds up quickly, so I had to be really sure that I wanted some thing and make sure I knew how I was going to use it before purchasing.

“Be open minded to planning the details a little differently than imagined and being creative to save money. Just know – if you pick an unusual or expensive theme it will be harder to find budget items.

“Tell vendors that you are on a budget and most are willing to work with you. Most of all, have a good time no matter what little things happen, because when it comes down to it the days is about marrying the person you love.”

Such good advice! Thanks Lauren and Jackson, and congratulations!!

 

Groom’s cake: Made by a bridesmaid April to look like one of their pet chickens
Flowers: Whole Foods
Centerpieces: Lauren’s sisters collected clear bottles and put one single flower in each. They were used at both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding.
Alcohol: Lauren and Jackson made their own beer and made, bottled and labeled their own wine for the wedding
Day of Coordination: Lauren’s friend Lyndsey at LeeNups
DIY: Wedding programs, bridesmaid’s hair pieces, veil, silk screened handkerchiefs, table assignment frames, table numbers, banners, signage, favor bags, photo booth, the paper flower garland, boutonnieres and much more.

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9 comments

  1. great site, I love outdoor weddings. And cool chalk board idea.

  2. I really love this wedding. It seems so relaxed and happy 😀

  3. What stunning photography of a gorgeous wedding! Love the cake table 🙂

  4. Such a gorgeous wedding, and her budget friendly details are gorgeous!

  5. charming wedding!!

    xo, chrissy.

  6. The bridesmaids dresses are really nice; I like them a lot. 🙂 And they’re pretty good with the cake-decorating too, since they prettied up all those cakes! Wonderful job!

    Best wishes to the newlyweds! 🙂

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