(Closed) DIY Wedding Arch – Has anyone done this?

posted 4 years ago in DIY
Post # 16
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Bumble bee

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sassybeee:  Not mine, I just googled “wedding arch alternatives’ and picked a couple nice ones. Good luck.

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Following for ideas!

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Where I live there are plenty of wedding ceremony hire companies around. I’m hiring, among other things, a white arch with curtains for $150. They’re doing the set-up and everything so I don’t have to worry about it! Can you not hire things in your area?

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

One alternative to a wedding arch is finding an old wooden fireplace and using that as an altar instead. Probably $50 on Craigslist and with paint max $100. 

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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lula0508:  how are you transporting it to your venue? Is your florist putting the flowers on for you on the day of?

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We are making one from scratch out of birch.

If you aren’t handy, either find a friend who is or try and find at least a trellis base or something to use that is, I’m super lucky to have family that are do it yourselfers, it’s a big project and requires power saws and the like.

Were only just beginning, but if this thread is around in a few weeks/months as it comes together I will gladly share pictures and the experience!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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bblue510:  lolol because of course she would need a male to help build it, wouldn’t want a delicate little lady like a bee to use power tools or something scary.

OP, this is why Pinterest exists! Soooo many options out there. Depending on if you want the look of wood or just need a frame to hang curtains/flowers from, you could also go with a PVC stand: a little spray paint and hang curtains off it, and you’re good. 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Our wedding arch was about $100 at Menards – our florist of course added the tulle and flower arrangements.  I also provided the little lanterns that the hydrangeas are hanging in – these were $1 each (purple and yellow in color).  It was beautiful!

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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wonderlily:  Gah!  I love this!  Do you have a link?

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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islandtime:  http://ruffledblog.com/italian-wedding-inspiration-with-pops-of-red/

There’s no useful info there, though. But honestly, you can figure it out fhow to recreate it from looking at it — sketch out the shape in thin PVC and connectors from a hardware store. It has two arches connected to one base. Put the curtains on the back cross bar, the florals on the front cross bar. This would also be easier to store than a wooden arch!

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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wonderlily:  I only said a male because they do tend to be taller than women. I am sure no one wants to have a short wedding arch. Also it will be a great bonding time for her and a family memeber or husband. Thank you

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