How to Throw a Backyard Wedding: Make Your Own Photo Booth!

The photo booth is one thing I wish I had done at my wedding – I really love this idea. It’s such a fun way to get some great photos of all your guests – you are much more likely to get photos of all the guests at your wedding, and I can guarantee they’ll be enjoying themselves! I think using fabric as a background is a great idea for an outdoor photo booth in your backyard. I love these photos from Chelsea and Tec’s and wedding photographed by Jose Villa.


A bold, bright pattern can really make a fun statement. Photo on the left from Lena Corwin’s wedding and the right from this wedding photographed by Steven Mastroianni.


Urban Outfitters has some great patterned sheets that would work great (all swatches above from Urban). You could even get a few to mix things up. Other great places include IKEA, your local fabric store, or the LA Fashion District.

I love the photos from this next wedding. The bride’s father and sister painted the wedding logo on the side of the house! It allowed for some great photos using it as the backdrop. Probably not doable for most of us – but still love it!! Photography from Cheri Pearl via Snippet and Ink.


Maybe fabric isn’t your thing. Check out this amazing wood structure this couple made for their wedding! They had a bunch of them spread out around their wedding location.

{More photos from this amazing wedding photographed by Kyle Hale here via Design Sponge}

Props also help your guests have more fun. These could be: fun hats, glasses, mustaches, a sofa, umbrellas, something that fits with your wedding theme … the ideas are endless! You can have your photographer’s assistant work the camera – or set up a tripod with your own digital camera and a self timer.

Anyone planning to make your own photo booth for your wedding?