Wedding arches are a beautiful addition to your wedding ceremony regardless of if you’re getting married inside or outside.
They’re the perfect backdrop to say your vows in front of your friends and family and also help maybe your wedding photographs look incredibly aesthetic and professional.
You can get wedding arches that will suit any taste or any budget. Some come with a beautiful flower arrangement inserted on them or you can also get more modern geometric shaped ones to suit a less traditional wedding ceremony.
If you're looking to spice up the venue of your ceremony then this can be a great and simple way to decorate without going over the top.
Outdoor weddings and even weddings in people’s backyards are becoming increasingly popular with the cost of weddings going up every year, so people are looking for DIY or cheaper alternatives to recreate the aesthetic and distinctive wedding look but on a smaller scale.
We’ve gathered some of the most stunning backyard wedding arch ideas for you to browse through and to also inspire you for your big day, whether that be in the near future or in years to come.
Use Curtains or Soft Materials to Frame The Arch
If you top of the aisle where you’re getting married is looking a little lackluster then using soft airy curtains or materials to frame the arch is an easy way to make the ceremonial area stand out and look beautiful in your photos.
You may not even need to buy additional curtains for this job, if you’ve got white curtains in your home that you’re happy to swap out for the day, then this could be a nifty option.
Hopefully, some of these photos will inspire you with all the different ways you can use curtains or materials to decorate your wedding arch.
Use Flowers - Lots of Flowers!
The key to a sensational wedding arch is decorating it with lovely flowers and greenery.
If you don’t like the earthy tones that the wood has then you can cover the entire frame of the arch with flowers and greenery.
You don’t have to use real flowers for this if you don’t want to as you may have already spent a big part of your budget accommodating real flowers for the rest of the ceremony.
You can hire a professional to make a flower arrangement if you don’t want the stress of learning to do it.
You can hire out a wedding arch from decoration companies and they will be able to deliver and install it for you on the day of your wedding, these can vary in cost depending on the decorative features you’re having on your wedding arch and also how long you want to hire it for.
However, wedding arches are pretty simple to make if you’re willing to dedicate a few hours to DIYing.
There are lots of videos on YouTube that’ll guide you through a step-by-step tutorial on how to make one yourself, saving you the effort of research reputable companies and also the hiring costs.
Here’s one of our favorite tutorials on how to DIY a wooden arch for your own backyard wedding.