We had so much fun transforming a backyard for a wedding! The gorgeous poolside backyard with a white fence was perfect for uplighting. In less than an hour, our team of 4 do-it-yourselfers made the backyard come to life with amber uplighting, a custom monogram pro gobo light, and a canopy for the altar! Here’s how to get the look:
We used 15 standard uplights for the 2,500 sq. ft. backyard. The wedding colors were white and amber yellow, so we chose a rich amber yellow tone for uplighting (TIP: We programmed the colors the day before to save some time on the wedding day). The backyard was completely transformed by placing uplights 5-10 feet apart against the white fence.
- Canopy (Chuppah)
To highlight where the bride and groom would say “I do!”, a canopy was placed in the center of the backyard in front of the pool. The canopy kit consisted of 16 white 10 ft. drapes and canopy frame. We also added 4 wireless uplights on each corner of the canopy to add impact.
- Monogram Lighting
To add a perfect personalize touch to the big day, we created a custom monogram light with the bride and groom’s names: Sandra & Luis (w23 design with w11 font) to shine on the pool. For setup, we placed the projector on a gobo light stand and pointed it downward to the center of the pool. The photographer captured some lovely images with the monogram and pool, and it became a wonderful scenic backdrop for the wedding altar!
The cost for all of the decorations for this 70 guest wedding reception was under $799! Here’s the breakdown:
- 15 Standard Uplights($19/each): $285
- 1 Canopy kit: $249
- 4 Wireless Uplights ($20*/each): $80 *Wireless uplight canopy discounted at $20/ea.
- 1 Custom Monogram Pro Gobo Light: $149
- 1 Light stand: $29
- Delivery and Return Shipping: FREE
TOTAL COST: $792.00
HOW TO GET THE LOOK FOR LESS:
Do-it-yourself wedding rentals are a great way to save money on your wedding day. The best part is that it’s also quick and easy! It took us less than an hour to transform a backyard, and literally anyone can do it – no experience required. Online rentals make the process hassle-free: just order online, and everything is delivered to your door. Afterwards, put everything back in the same box and send back using a prepaid return label. Visit www.RentMyWedding.com to learn more.
Check out our photo gallery and time lapse video of the wedding makeover:
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