Do I really need an arch?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
6932 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would not worry about an arch. Personally I’m not a huge fan of them, and as a wedding photographer I see A LOT of differnent kinds of arches. A lot of times I feel like they just take away and can be a little distracting from the couple. If you wanted to do something you could always do some short pillars with an arrangement on top, or even a large arrangement that just stands tall from the floor/

Post # 3
904 posts
Busy bee

I think arches aren’t needed. I agree with the other bee that two short pillars with large arrangements would work just fine. 

Post # 4
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

No you don’t need an arch.

I would either continue the petals the whole way (so your standing between the petals), or as previously suggested an arrangement on either side would look really nice, something like this (with or without pillars).

Post # 5
3852 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Gorgeous venue, you don’t have to have an arch.

Post # 6
3347 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

No need for an arch. Gorgeous venue!

Post # 7
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Definitely don’t need one with that lovely room!

Post # 8
1353 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

I wouldn’t bother. I had a similar budget, and I didn’t do an arch or anything. The only ceremony decor we had were a few sunflowers tied to the sides of the chairs in the aisles. It looked a bit sparse, but it was fine. 🙂

Post # 9
1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

We didn’t have one. Our chapel had a beautiful big window that overlooked a forest so that was all we had at the end of the aisle

Post # 11
9538 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

The room is so gorgeous, I think an arch would just be unnecessary clutter that detracts from the room. I don’t think your need anything up front but I’m into simplicity.

Post # 12
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Gorgeous room. No need for an arch! And I had a huge Chuppah at my wedding!

Post # 13
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I love your taste! that room is beautiful and has so many gorgeous details that you can get away with doing the bare minimum so you don’t need an arch.  I’m not fussed with arches indoors anyway.  I like the idea you have with the gold chairs and flowers and petals. 

Post # 14
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

That venue is stunning! I wouldn’t go with an arch, I think it would be overkill. The room with the chairs and petals is going to feel so classic and elegant. If you want to add something, I agree with the bees who suggested pillars or columns. You can rent the pillars fairly cheap and if you aren’t having much other floral decoration, putting some greenery in vases on top wont break the budget but will make a huge impact on the visuals.


These are what we had. 

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Post # 15
1976 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

No you don’t need an arch your venue is gorgeous 

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