(Closed) Show me your ceremony arches!

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

This was mine. It consisted of curly willow,Dendrobium Orchids, Phalaenopsis Orchids, and was accented with draping cyrstals (I just know the types of orchids because the florist put it on her website) :). Loved it!



Post # 5
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

commenting to follow! We are at a loss for this detail – great idea for a thread!

Post # 6
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

bumping for ideas

Post # 7
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

How it looked when we picked it out on the showroom floor at the rental company


Post # 9
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I bought this arch at Menard’s (hardware store) for $99:

I bought some organza fabric and a fake flower garland from Hobby Lobby to decorate it, and then store it at my parents’ house to save for my sister’s wedding someday.

Here are some of my inspiration pics:

Post # 10
4 posts

I am a planner but here’s what I used for my daughter’s wedding This easy to makeMake!

Post # 12
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@California_bee:  beautiful! 


@Equine_Breeder:  Our arch is actually part of the architecture of our venue, so no help there.  But if I wanted to create something inspired by CaliforniaBee’s on a budget I would start with grapevine, which around this time of year I could easily get for free.  But I live on the outskirts of the NY wine region…if you don’t have access to grapevines in San Antonio is there anything else that might work? Hops? Do you need to set it up quickly on site? Some thin guage wire ($5) would hold it all in place. I’d then get a roll of satin ribbon, ($3) and sew 5-6 large teardrop crystals to lengths of ribbon to hang ($10).  I’m not a fan of fake flowers personally, so if I couldn’t afford real ones I’d get 2″-3″ ribbon or tulle and weave it into the vines ($10). You could get a really nice looking arch for less than $30 if you’re willing to DIY a little. 

Post # 14
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We had ours made by our florist.  We saved a lot by adding lots of green and some other flowers (and not only roses) 

Post # 15
46416 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


You could use paper pinwheels and rosettes

or paper flowers

Wedding arch

paper flower ceremony decor


you could do a simple fabric swag- sometimes simple is so elegant

Rustic Wedding Arch #sparklingeverafter!

you could duplicate this look with fabric- hang a pair of inexpensive drapes, swag them to the sides and drape a length of fabric across the top. You might even find the drapes at a thrift shop. Lots of people are getting rid of their old-fashioned sheer drapes.

Elaborate Floral Wedding Altar

you could hang paper pomanders

you could hang sheer fabric on the sides and hang a beaded cutain at the back of the arch (ignore the expensive flowers on the top of this pic)

Post # 16
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We totally took advantage of the natural arch that was already there and just added a couple pockets of flowers.  I think we paid around 100$ for all the flowers including roses for our rose ceremony and an additional bunch of flowers for the sweetheart table.  Our very generous friend who is also a side florist did the design and execution 🙂

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