show me your cheap wedding arches!

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

My FIL got some scrap wood from different places around town. Many times people will post free wood on craigslist. I decorated it with flowers from the farmers market. I spent about $10 on it. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@hisgirl10:  Are you serious? This is gorgeous!! What did he use to wrap the branches together (I can see some kind of tie at the bottom, but I imagine it has to be something pretty sturdy). How long did it take you to decorate it once you got the flowers? Did you do it the night before?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

Thanks! Technically, I didn’t decorate it… my sisters did. It took them about 30 minutes to do it while I was getting my makeup done. They put a lot more flowers and greenery stuff on it than I wanted. I wanted it to be a more natural look, but honestly, at that point, I didn’t really care. I don’t think I’ve ever even told them it’s not what I wanted lol.

He used zip ties and then just wrapped over the zip ties with a thin rope. I wanted kind of a natural look. It turned out so awesome!!!! I wish you could see it without so many flowers covering it up! 

He used a round log-type piece of wood (probably 4 inches thick) and then tied the thin branches to it. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I love it!  How is it standing upright?  I can’t tell from the picture.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I spent a bit under $200 on ours, but resold it for $200 after the wedding, so there was no net cost.  Instructions can be found at this link, if you are interested.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - Forest in PA

My FH and I hand made this arch. It cost us aroun $100 in materials to make it look like this, we also are going to be putting flowers and crystal beaded garlands on it on our wedding day. He welded the arch and I got grape vines from the forest and wraped them around the arch and secured them with floral wire. You can view how we did this all at our blog. You can buy cheap wedding arches and put the vines over them and have it be even cheaper, but welding it with the steel was much sturdier.

 

http://brittanyandjustinwedding.blogspot.com/

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@hisgirl10:  I think it looks brilliant and that you should be grateful that your sisters did such an amazing job!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

@BridalBeckyBee:  Thanks! I definitely am grateful for them:) At that point I couldn’t have cared less what it looked like lol:) I figure even if things weren’t exactly how I wanted them, they still did an amazing job! 

Sorry if my previous comment sounded ungrateful. I certainly did not mean it that way!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

@pinkksnow:  He attached it to a triangle shaped base. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@hisgirl10:  holy crap that looks amazing!  Love it.

We built and decorated ours for under $50.  Going for the bright and festive look 🙂

This was the inspiration.  (My aunts got a little carried away with the pom poms while I was in hair and makeup, but it was great nonetheless.)

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