• Modern Blue and Red Dotted Wedding Invitation

Feels Like Home

They're warm, welcoming, unpretentious—no wonder backyard weddings are so popular. But as many of us are lacking a viable outdoor space, it's reassuring that a wedding with a "backyard feel" can be created just about anywhere, providing you include these key style elements.

And last but not least, a mid-party soda break with old-fashioned straws will be remembered as a very special treat. Boylan's soda, $30 for 12, Amazon; paper straws, $3 for 50, Kikkerland

Photo: Robert Mitra