(Closed) Wedding in field– weird to have no arch/backdrop?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I don’t have any pics, but the idea of just have the trees and scenery behind you sounds really pretty!

Post # 4
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t think so!  We are getting married outside and I think that alone will make our ceremony beautiful.  Plus everyone’s eyes will be focused on you and your Fiance and not on the arch.

Post # 6
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Your setting is gorgeous! I have this same question for my venue — it’s the yard area just outside the beach house we’re renting for the reception. It’s lined by trees but it seems like we need some kind of marker to ” frame” the ceremony area. I was thinking about two big potted ferns, or planters with flowers and ivy? I’m lucky because I have a Plow & Hearth outlet near my house and maybe they’ll have an arch on sale?

Post # 7
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

At Hobby Lobby they have a simple white wedding arch for $29.99, and every week there is a 40% off coupon.


You can leave it simple and plain (I love it plain, it is pretty as it is!) and it is easy to transport/assemble and is cheap.  I didn’t want to go without an arch, and this fits perfectly into my tight budget. 

Post # 8
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Nope, I think it would be gorgeous!

Post # 9
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

At Claxton Farm where we were married, they have an antique arch that couples can use if they want. Both my Hubby and I opted not to have the arch because the mountains in the back ground were so beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚  We just had a whiskey barrel to hold the wine box for our wine box ceremony. 

Taken by a friend:

Taken by the pro photographer:

Post # 11
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@AutumnElegance:  Thanks! The venue had the whiskey barrels available as part of their set up-so they were included as part of the rental fee. When I priced whiskey/wine barrels they weren’t cheap.

I think you’ll be fine with mother nature as the backdrop. If you really feel like you need something you could also think about keeping an eye out at yard sales for furniture you could refinish/paint to have up front with you during the ceremony. I’ve also seen people use old doors or bookcases. Or you go with something simple like hay bales covered with quilts……..just all depends on what you want. ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 15
46406 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@AutumnElegance:  The bride and groom are always the focus of the ceremony, not the altar decor. If you want something, is there anyone in Maryland who could take charge of this for you?

You can get great old furniture pieces off craigslist for low cost or even free.

You could also just pick up a couple of potted trees at a local nursey and wire them into an arch.

Post # 16
19 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

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