(Closed) How would you decorate this ceremony site?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Save the chair money.  As long as the chairs are white and bunched together properly (not spaced out like those in the picture), a good photographer can make them look just fine.  I would save the $2 and spend it on something else more worthwhile.

I love the idea you already have.  Maybe consider doing an aisle border of flowers?

Post # 5
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wouldn’t do crepe paper, as it can rip so easily.  Personally, I think the site is gorgeous, and you don’t need to do much at all to decorate it.  The shephard’s hooks sound good, and I think the cheaper chairs will be fine.  Congrats!

Post # 7
46402 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are going to use the shepherd’s hook I would hang something from them that is larger in scale.

If you look at your example pic, the decor they have on the ground is so tiny that it is almost meaningless.

If your colors are purple and green, I’m not sure why you would use the pink votives. Can you find two purple votives?

You could do a double decker aisle marker if the shepherd’s hooks are tall enough  by hanging a large pomander with fishing line beneath the votive holder.

Or you could place large pomanders on the grass at the base of the shepherd’s hook.


Post # 8
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think this space is beautiful.  I wouldn’t add any sort of arch or anything up by where you’ll be standing for vows because I think it would just clash and take away from the beautiful building.  However I agree that the chairs aren’t very eye catching, but I think it’s not really the chairs, It’s more how they are presented in this picture and how the people have the location decorated (too small scale for the venue)  I would do something simple such as rose petals down the aisle or just on both sides of the aisle, silk rosepetals are very cheap on ebay. If you’re stuck on the chairs themselves why not try some chair sashes, they are cheaper than the $2.00 to get new chairs and it could add a splash of your colors to the venue.




Post # 9
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

OMG! Spiral the chairs!!! 

I SO wanted to do this, but it’s pretty hard to find a venue that it will work with.

Post # 10
389 posts
Helper bee

save your $ on the chairs and focus on your wedding spot.  i agree, something simple down the aisle, but think larger scale – maybe some large lanterns stringed together with flower petals going down the center that leads to your altar.  If you want to spice up plain chairs and don’t want to spend $ on chair covers or sashes, use tulle (buy a bolt on sale) cut to tie across the top, make a knot and add a dollar store flower to each one.  Use a color tulle that matches your bridesmaids.  Get tulle at


Buy a nice arch and a raised centerpiece on either side on a tall planter or pedestal.  This should not be too much and you could rent them from a florist or supplier in your area (you can do a search on wedding bee for arches).  Here’s two simple ones I like.


Good luck.

Post # 12
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@ItsDestiny:  Can you provide the website for the pomanders – my decor is purple, gold and ivory…thank you!!! I’m sure it’s going to look fantastic, it’s a gorgeous venue.

Post # 13
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I would do as PP suggested and do petals down the aisle. Have you thought about two containers of trees/manzanita branches at the entrance of the aisle, behind the last row?

To me, the inspiration pic looks kind of sparse. It’s because the aisle is too big/chairs too far apart, and the decorations are too small scale in relation to the large space. You really cannot get too large of decor for this area.

If it were me, I’d also get a floral arch/chuppah, but not sure what your budget is.

Post # 14
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Deffinatley what laylalayla suggests. If you have the money for the extra chairs I would, but it’s not a must, if they are pushed cloer together it will look much better. Also I agree about the arch, no need because you have the building as your focal point, but one thing i am doing is getting an old rustic desk (if you do this I see it as more of a antique english style) and a big arrangement on the desk off to the side or even centered as a signing table.

In my desk picture searches I found this tree picture which I think you could also do….

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