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21 Stunning DIY Wedding Photo Booth Backdrops

Set one up at your reception and let your guests go crazy. Ranked from easiest to hardest.

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3. Simple Suspended Fabric

Hang a shower curtain or several yards of your favorite fabric from a backdrop frame, (here's how you can make your own, and you can secure the fabric to the frame using clamps like these). Read the how-to here.

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6. Ribbons and Globe Lights

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To recreate this, tie strips of ribbon and lace to a photo backdrop stand. (Here's how to make your own backdrop stand.) Then hang up globe lights and a bunting (which you can make or buy).

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7. Mosquito Netted Sofa

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This setup requires a good place to hang up a mosquito net (like a tree limb, or an exposed beam). This inspiration photo uses an antique bed, but benches will be easier to find — your venue may be able to provide one, or you may be able to borrow one for less than purchasing a new one. Then toss on some pillows to make it feel cozy.

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10. Wall of Vintage Plates

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Here's a basic tutorial for hanging plates. Many venues won't let you nail plates to the wall, so you can ask if you can use removable picture-hanging hooks, like these instead. Then check out flea markets and thrift stores to put together a collection of plates.

Difficulty level: 💪💪


12. Suspended Carnations

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Here's how to make these pretty and simple garlands. And you could adapt this tutorial for any flowers that are sturdy enough to stand up to a needle and fishing line.

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14. Giant Polaroid Frame

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You can either set the two support poles in the ground, or put them in buckets filled with concrete (get a step-by-step in this how-to). Write your name and wedding date on the bottom of the photo frame, which you can make with poster board or foam board. Then, attach it to the poles with oversized clothespins, which you can find in most craft stores or online.

Difficulty level: 💪💪


17. Macramé Yarn Hanging

This is doable even if you don't have macramé skills, but give yourself a little extra time for this one. See how to put it (and a matching yarn chandelier) together here.

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18. Lace Canvases

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Here's how to make custom-size frames and cover them with fabric. You can shop vintage stores and flea markets for tablecloths, or pick out new lace at a fabric store.

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