Post # 1
Where can I rent or buy an arbor for my wedding (reasonably priced)? I tried doing a google search and had no luck. Also, I need to purchase an aisle runner. I looked at Michael’s, but all they had were cheap plastic ones. It seems like all the nice ones are very expensive — over $100.00, or the "medium" priced ones all have roses on them. Any ideas here? My flowers are daisies, so roses just won’t work. I don’t need anything custom, just something white or off white that is fabric and won’t slip (it is an outdoor weddding). Thanks!
Post # 3
Are you looking for a wooden arbor or are you looking for more of a metal arch?
Party City sells a wedding arch for $32.99.
Here are some decorating examples.
Here are some wooden arbors but they are all over $200.
You can also rent arches/arbors from party supply stores. I have the Arcadia Party Rental price list and it says $69 for white wooden arch or $38.50 for white wrought iron arch. They also have a gazebo for $149.
If you are having an outdoor wedding, do you need a runner? Can you just buy some silk daisies and cut the stems off and sprinkle them on the edge of the aisle instead of doing an aisle runner? I think it is very hard to stick a runner on stone or concrete and an aisle runner just won’t work if you have tall grass.
Post # 4
Did you consider getting one of the plastic ones and just decorating it like crazy? If you don’t spend much on the arbor, then you can afford a ton of foliage and flowers, and grocery store ones would work great. I wonder if Miss Green Tea has any advice… she seems to know a good bit about floral decorations!
This one is over $100, but I found a coupon with one quick search and you might be able to find better ones. They also offer free shipping.
You might also try submitting an Etsy Alchemy post – since you’re in a big metro area (or so I would guess from your handle…), you’re more likely to have people competing for low bids.
ETA: Oh, I get it… aisle runner for under $100, arbor budget not specified?
Post # 5
I don’t even know what my arbor budget should be! My florist will be decorating it — but I have to supply it. I was told rentals would hold up better. How well do plastic arbors hold up? I have a nightmare of the arbor falling down or blowing away during the ceremony!