Are you wondering how to decorate your wedding arch?
Then you’ve come to the right place! Decorating a wedding arch sounds easy enough, but it can be stressful when you start to overthink things.
After all, a wedding arch is only, ya know, THE focal point of your wedding ceremony, everyone will see it, and it is front of ALL the photos taken!
But we’re here to help you and in this blog post we’ll tell you how easy it is to do — you just need to know where to start. And that’s where we come in!
A wedding arch today can look like many things. Years ago, a wedding arch had a standard size, width, and color. It was white. The arch looked like a pillar and that was what you had to choose from. You either had an arch, or you didn’t.
There are arches upon arches and lots of ways to deck ’em out! Note: ALL of these arches offer FREE shipping to the United States (yay!) just in case you’re wondering. :)
So, let’s get to it!
How to Decorate Wedding Arches
First, find an arch you really (REALLY!) love. This is going to be the centerpiece of your wedding ceremony photos, so I’m telling you: loving the way it looks — the shape, the size, the color — is essential here.
Here are some styles of wedding arches you’ll find locally or online, depending on how you like to shop. Personally, I would buy wedding arches online since they can arrive right at your doorstep; no need to lift, load, drive home, etc. If you like an arch, click on an image or the link below the photo to find out more (it opens in a new window, so you can refer back to this page for tips on how to decorate your wedding arches immediately upon ordering).
1. Simple rustic birch wedding arch, $114
If you envision a simple, rustic outdoor look, birch is the perfect wedding arch for you. This wedding arch is by Annie’s Creek and is real, authentic birch. The set is made of 5 pieces, to it is easy to assemble at home (and is easy to ship — they even offer free shipping in the United States, yay!)
This arch is 6 feet wide and 7 feet tall.
2. Diamond Wedding Arch, $310
This wedding arch is made of iron and is formed into a diamond shape. By Sakura Wedding.
3. Boho triangle wedding arch made of wood, $240+
4. Industrial “open arms” style two-piece wedding arch, $202+
This unique style is very modern, offering a unique two-piece style made of copper. By CopperWeddingDecor.
As you can see in the pictures here, you can use pampas grass to decorate your wedding arch.
5. Gold metal round arch, $117+
Ah, a gold round arch, a modern twist! This is one of the most popular styles right now. Buy yours at WeddingShopUA.
6. Moon wedding arch, $233+
7. Hexagon wood arch, $300
This beautifully handcrafted wood arch has a hexagonal shape. It can be used as a ceremony backdrop and again at your reception, as seen in this Real Wedding example below (photo by Lauren Halvorson Photography, via shop by MainelyWoodGoods):
8. Double copper wedding arches, $207
This double-copper arch is perfect as indoor or outdoor wedding arches; it looks great with greenery for a boho or modern wedding. By YourPoppyShop.
9. Bamboo beach wedding arches, $200
Planning a beach wedding? This authentic bamboo wedding arch is ideal! By TheBurdHouse.
10. White tubular wedding arch, $20.44
This is the perfect wedding arch for couples on a budget or who simply don’t want to spend a lot of money on their backdrop. This can be dressed up easily with flowers, fabrics, and more. By Darice.
11. White wood providence arbor, $108.99
This beautiful arbor comes with a 20-year warranty and looks beautiful in your yard after the wedding! By Dura-Trel.
12. Handmade round wooden wedding arch, $280
This is a stunning wooden wedding arch by LiubovDeco.
13. Driftwood wedding arch, $1531+
14. Wood arch with macrame, $300+
You can buy this wood arch as-is, or add the macrame! I recommend both: go big or go home! By ArtStrongNode.
Once you know what kind of arch you’ll use, pick the best decorations to add to it.
For a birch arch, you might want to add macrame; look how amazing this example is by StringtheoriesCA.
You can also browse macrame backdrops here.
Gauze / cheesecloth fabric is one of the easiest ways to drape and decorate a wedding arch or backdrop. You can find the type of fabric for draping in a large enough size from DecoVita, as shown in the example below. Many colors are available.
You can get elegant soft-and-airy chiffon draping like THIS (isn’t it gorgeous?!) from KraftologyStudio in beautiful, brilliant shades.
You can add a rustic touch when you decorate your wedding arch with burlap, like this by AJRUSTICCREATIONS.
Flower Swag Set
This three-piece flower swag set is perfect for pairing with a chiffon panel backdrop, as shown here. By SheaSatinandSilk.
Boho Wedding Flowers for Arch
These flowers are perfect for decorating your wedding arch. By BlueLilyBridal.
Love a clean look of garland? Check out this eucalyptus greenery garland spotted at EnglishIvyLaneShop.
If fun + whimsical is your style, opt for a balloon arch! A wedding balloon arch is a trend right now and we love the colorful way it brightens up any space. Use it as a ceremony backdrop or fun photo backdrop at your reception. By CraftsHubTM.
And I love this balloon arch kit by BlushBalloonParty, too!
And there you have it: how to decorate your wedding arches and what kinds of arches you can find! Which style is your favorite? Do you have any questions on how to decorate your wedding arch?
We love hearing from you, so tell us about your thoughts or comments below in the comment box! :)