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If you’re ready to decorate your wedding arch, get ready for a plethora of inspiration! We’re here to help you decorate wedding arches or chuppahs, altars, or gazebos with any of these unique arch ideas. You’ll quickly gain the confidence you need to take this to-do into your own hands and deck out your arch easily, affordably, and elegantly with decorations like greenery to draping, flower swag to macrame. We’ll also give you a helpful tip to answer the big question: how do you attach flowers to a wedding arch? We’ll tell you what you need! :)
Okay, you have some fun decorating to tackle… let’s get started!
Easy Ways to Decorate Wedding Arches
Before we start, here’s a helpful tip: how to attach floral swag to a wedding arch.
How to Attach Flowers to Wedding Arch
The easiest way to attach flowers to an arch or arbor is with heavy-duty floral wire.
You’ll also need wire cutters and floral tape. You can get a kit here.
Do you need to decorate wedding arches with fresh eucalyptus or faux? It’s up to you! You can’t go wrong with either choice.
There are so many faux eucalyptus strands that look almost like the real thing and they are a fraction of the price. If you prefer real or fresh eucalyptus strands to decorate, go for it! If faux is more your style, that’s great, too!
To provide you with both options, we’ve found where to buy fresh eucalyptus vs. faux eucalyptus.
Fresh Seeded Eucalyptus Decor
You can get freshly harvested eucalyptus garland from TheGarlandGuy. They have amazing options from which to choose, like this fresh seeded eucalyptus. You can use eucalyptus garland to decorate wedding arches.
I also adore this fresh eucalyptus as another resource by EnglishIvyLaneShop.
Faux Eucalyptus Strands
If you prefer faux strands, you can buy beautiful ones from Flaural. Here are some examples: some include faux lamb’s ear greenery, others have florals with pops of color, and you can also select eucalyptus with baby’s breath.
This affordable eucalyptus garland is available from GreenTime.
If you want to plan a palm themed wedding, or desire a tropical flair, these fresh palms are a beautiful way to decorate your wedding arch. These are also available at TheGarlandGuy.
HELPFUL TIP: For more tips, see: Where to Buy Greenery in Bulk for Weddings.
2. Silk Wisteria Hanging Arch Decor
You can dress up your wedding arches easily with this gorgeous silk wisteria hanging decoration. I love the way this looks! By Lvydec.
Want to add color? Choose a pop of pink…
… or light purple.
One of the best examples of how to decorate wedding arches with draping is illustrated by these examples below. You can drape voile from Warm Home Design Co. in one solid color or mix it up with a few different shades to bring in your color palette. Some of the most popular colors for decorating your wedding arch include white, silver, gold, burgundy, or teal.
Here are a few examples:
You can keep it simple with draping alone and play up the colors from your palette. I admire these examples (all from Ling’s Moment):
Blush, mauve, and marsala are probably the prettiest ways to decorate wedding arches. I love the way these colors complement each other so elegantly.
Classic terracota from here:
This one is perfect for a dusty blue wedding:
You can find more options here.
In addition, you can incorporate flowers with draping. Here’s an example of decorating an arch with both drapery and flowers. Doesn’t it look gorgeous? Available at SoarWayStore.
How much draping do you need to decorate wedding arches? This example shows 6 yards of draping fabric (by MokoHouseStore.
If you love a bright, bold color, burnt orange draping is a nice way to decorate wedding arches. Here’s an example from Ponatia.
Prefer burgundy? This is one of the most popular colors this year (see: burgundy wedding ideas) and looks amazing as arch decor. By PonitiaStore.
4. Faux Pampas Grass Swag
These faux floral swag decorations include pampas grass for a boho touch. By HandyMadeTs.
If you want a huge pampas grass focal point, this will make a statement! Also by HandyMadeTs.
For another style, decorate your wedding arches with these pampas swag adornments by SERENlTY.
5. Floral Swag
You can get faux floral swag in colors suited to your palette by this amazing shop: TheBridesBouquetcom.
As another option, try these flower swag adornments by HandyMadeTs.
You can decorate wedding arches with sunflowers thanks to this adornment by Handy Made Ts.
If you’re decorating for a winter wedding arch, here’s a look you’ll love with pinecones tied in. I love this one! By TheBridesBouquetcom.
Also loving these silk flowers from SERENlTY in dusty rose:
These floral arch decorations from MerciGarden are perfect for a circular arch.
See more here.
I like the way draping looks on round arches. Did you know you can decorate wedding arches with draping even on circular arches?! Check out these gorgeous options from Ling’s Moment.
View more color options here.
6. Macrame Curtain
Last but not least, wedding arches can be decorated with a macrame curtain. This look is sensational for a boho wedding. like this example by Winterdemoon.
Or this hanging macrame panel by Riseon.
Love the mix of textures here with macrame decorating this wooden arch (via here):
Go big with this large macrame tapestry by Crafty:
And lastly, if you’re decorating for a beach wedding, try this look.
Where to Buy Wedding Arches
If you don’t have an arch yet, you can buy arches here.
Now you have some easy ideas for decorating your wedding arch! What are you going to use from this list to accentuate yours? Tell us in the comment box below!