3 Outdoor Wedding Arch Ideas

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If you are planning an outdoor wedding but need that final design touch, consider adding a wedding arch! We love the dimension that a wedding arch can provide to any ceremony space. Plus, you can even reuse this wedding feature at the reception as a creative backdrop or photobooth. Outdoor weddings can often be in a dreamy forest location, lush garden, or even mountaintop. 

You will want to make sure that each section of your wedding is clearly identifiable to guests. Sometimes, a ceremony spot can become lost in the natural background. You will be surprised at the difference a wedding arch can make! Today we are sharing some of our favorite outdoor wedding arch options that still highlight the beauty of your wedding location.

Choosing Your Wedding Arch

Before we dive in, there are a few things to consider when choosing your wedding arch. As with any wedding rental, there are logistics involved to bring your vision to life!

Chat with Your Venue

First, be sure to ask your venue if this is something they allow onsite. They might have certain restrictions as to what type of arch you can feature as well as delivery access limitations. When you take the step to speak with your venue, they may even be able to provide some vendor recommendations for you that they have worked with previously. 

Gather Inspiration

Now, you will need to gather your inspiration! Think about the style you are going for to ensure that your wedding remains cohesive. If you want something more minimal, choose a wedding arch that looks great alone. On the other hand, if you know you want to decorate your wedding arch, this can provide more freedom to choose a simple design.

One of our favorite places to find wedding ideas is on Pinterest! Make a board dedicated to wedding arches and share with your wedding planner. They will be able to work with the rental company to find options that work best for your budget and location. 

Boho Wedding Arch

Boho couples, this is the wedding arch for you! Decorate a simple wooden arch with textural bohemian florals with a bit of a twist. If you want to bring in an unexpected design detail, we love the addition of bold metallic monstera leaves. Speak with your florist about adding in different foliage for an elevated style. 

Boho Wedding Arch Vendors:
Photography: Lena Mirisola Photography // Venue: Zoo New England // Planning: Contagious Events // Florals: Flou (-e)r | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd

Birchwood Wedding Arch

The birchwood wedding arch is a trend that is here to stay! A birchwood arch is great if you want to keep the decor minimal. Also, this option can easily transition to any season or color scheme. The texture on this arch is by far our favorite element!

Birchwood Wedding Arch Vendors:
Photography: Novella Photography // Planning: Contagious Events // Venue: The Estate at Moraine Farm // Florals: Karla Cassidy Designs

Full Floral Wedding Arch

If the florals are your favorite wedding design element, cover your wedding arch completely with flowers! This option looks stunning on a curved arch. This will definitely be the focal point of your ceremony look and impress your guests. 

Full Floral Wedding Arch Vendors:
Planning: Contagious Events  // Florals: Beach Plum Floral // Venue: Newport Mansions

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