5 DIY Backdrops For Your Photo Booth, Ceremony and Reception!

by Bridget Clegg

With endless creative possibilities for DIY ceremony and reception photo booth backdrops, there's no reason not to make one yourself. Ceremony photos will be that much more special with a piece of art in the background and guests will have a blast posing in front of a wall of your handcrafted work. Here, 5 clever and colorful ways to make a backdrop that will wow!

Ballon Backdrop

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photo by Photo: Modern Kids Co;Brooke Coady

Photo: Modern Kids Co; Brooke Coady

With helium or without, a wall of balloons is a playful photo backdrop…you can even make it ombre! See how it's done here and here.

Colorful Streamer Backdrop

Photo: Love Me Do Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Love Me Do Photography

Cut streamers on a diagonal and layer to make this graphic photo backdrop. Here's how to make it. Bonus points for the chalkboard signs!

Faux Flower Shapes Backdrop

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Photo: Green Wedding Shoes

Make your own paper flowers or use silk ones to build shapes on plywood. Follow this tutorial to make it happen.

Ribbon and Flower Backdrop

Photo: Melissa Lin Ellis // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Melissa Lin Ellis

Photo: Melissa Lin Ellis

Strips of pretty fabric and ribbon are slip knotted and draped to create this lovely ceremony backdrop (which can also be a cute photo booth background!). Make your own with this step-by-step post.

Tissue Paper Flower Wall

Photo: Kinsey Mhire // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Kinsey Mhire

Photo: Kinsey Mhire

Mix and match tissue paper pinwheels, flowers and poofs to make a beautiful and bright backdrop. Here's how it's done!

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