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25 Inventive DIY Wedding Arch Ideas

Published date: 11th November 2021 | Author: Gracie Pritchard

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A wedding arch is a fantastic element to add to your big day to make it that little bit more special. And even better if it’s handmade, as it adds a personal touch to your ceremony/reception. But there are so many amazing DIY wedding ideas to sort through, it almost seems impossible to pick!

We’ve put together a list of 25 of our favourite DIY wedding arch ideas for that little bit of inspiration when it comes to planning your special day. From budget-friendly to large and luxurious – there is well and truly something for everyone. And who doesn’t love a bit of DIY – it’s cheap and fun! Read on for more.

1. The Triangle

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Starting off simple, this triangle shaped wedding arch would be a stunning touch to any wedding – and they’re so easy to decorate too. Add whatever you feel fits for your big day; flowers, ribbons, lights, materials; the world is your oyster

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2. Pretty Pampas

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Pampas grass has massively increased in popularity over the years and for good reason. Whether in bouquets, as part of centrepieces or to decorate wedding arches. They’re perfect to add a little dramatic flare!

3. Clothing Rail

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A more budget friendly DIY project, this wedding arch is made from a basic clothing rail (I know, we couldn’t believe it either)! Paint and decorate it to make it fit your wedding theme, or keep it plain and simple for a more rustic vibe – it’s up to you really!

4. Wooden Beams

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If you’re a fan of rustic style weddings, you’ll love this stunning wedding arch made from wooden beams. Whether you buy your own or borrow them from your nearest and dearest – it’ll look fantastic decorated at the end of the aisle!

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5. The Hexagon

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Shaped wedding arches have become increasingly popular in 2021, and we’re absolutely obsessed with this hexagon shaped arch. A step away from the traditional circular shape but stunning nonetheless – and it’ll look fab on the big day too!

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6. The Doors

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Talk about inventive! This stunning wedding arch is made from recycled doors – definitely for a more rustic vibe but so creative, and it really is a fantastic touch to add!

7. Keep It Modern

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A cheap alternative for a couple looking for a wedding arch with a more modern, sophisticated vibe. This arch is simply made from pipe shelves – painted and decorated to your hearts desire. What’s more to love!

8. Sheer Material Drape

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Another fantastic DIY wedding arch idea for couples on a budget! Such an easy project that makes all the difference on your big day. And it looks so simple and elegant too – we’re obsessed.

9. Beautiful Balloons

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A more classic wedding arch that is surprisingly easy to put together yourself! Either buy your own balloons or buy a DIY kit from online or a craft shop. And you can change and alternate the colours depending on your wedding theme!

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10. The Circle

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A stunning DIY hack that can be made luxurious or created on a budget – use metal piping that can be put into shape and then decorate as you please to fit your wedding colour palette. Or for a cheaper alternative, use a hula hoop and paint it to disguise it’s original form – no one will know!

11. Gorgeous Greens

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Ditch the flowers for some gorgeous greens on the big day with this stunning wedding arch. Choose the shape you think would best fit your theme and add as many or as little plants as you want – it’s all up to you, we’re sure it’ll look stunning either way!

12. Ladders

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Rustic wedding vibes at its finest, this DIY wedding arch idea is made up of old ladders, paint and beautiful decorations. Either buy your own or borrow them from you nearest and dearest. We’re sure they’ll look fantastic on your big day.

13. Wooden Palette

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We’re obsessed with this wooden palette wedding arch, painted and decorated to perfection! And not only is it a stunning wedding arch idea, but it also doubles as a beautiful places for your family and friends to take pictures too!

 

14. Hanging Flowers

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Keep it classic with a twist with this beautiful wedding arch idea. Using a wide variety of flowers, or a few of your faves from your big day bouquet, this arch adds a beautiful personal touch to your ceremony/reception. And it’s easy to make yourself too!

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15. Mystical Macramé

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A more complicated DIY job, we must admit. But, if you’re a fan of crafts, this intricate macramé wedding arch would be the perfect touch to add to a boho style wedding! And a stunning place to make memories with your nearest and dearest too!

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16. Picture Frame

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This wedding arch is pretty as a picture … frame! Time to go thrifting with your partner to find the perfect frame for the job. Or use a picture frame that you already own from home. Either way, this idea will be such a fun surprise for your guests to enjoy!

17. Mini Hoops

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This wedding arch is pretty as a picture … frame! Time to go thrifting with your partner to find the perfect frame for the job. Or use a picture frame that you already own from home. Either way, this idea will be such a fun surprise for your guests to enjoy!

18. Polaroid Picture

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Shake it like a polaroid picture! We think this wedding arch idea is super creative and is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. We can just imagine the wedding photography now – just magical!

 

19. Magic Mesh

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Mesh as a material has only grown in popularity over the years, especially when it comes to wedding fashion. So why not incorporate it into the decorations for your big day. And what better way than with this stunning mesh wedding arch!

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20. The Diamond

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You know what they say, diamonds are a girls (or couples) best friend! And we think this diamond shaped DIY wedding arch idea is a unique way to make sure your wedding stands out from the crowd!

21. Fairy Lights

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Set the mood with a stunning fairy light DIY wedding arch. It’ll look fantastic in the day, but as the sun goes down, that’s when the real magic happens. Imagine this at a winter wedding – truly magical and we’re obsessed!

22. Curtains

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Another one for a thrifty couple, find some vintage curtains or borrow from your family and friends for your big day! We think the curtains add a dramatic flair to an event and can only imagine how fantastic they’d look as part of a wedding!

23. Au Naturel

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Rather than going out of your way to buy and create an arch, why don’t you try using the materials nature has already provided you with by keeping it au naturel. Use the scenery around you; trees, bushes, hedges etc; to set the scene and build your arches where you please for a rustic touch.

24. Light Bulb Moment

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This innovative wedding arch idea is well and truly a lightbulb moment! Hang light bulbs (with power or without depending on the mood you want to set) from a wooden beam and use it as a wedding arch on the big day! Keep the lights up in the day while the sun is shining and light them up at night as it starts to set!

25. Flower Power

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Add as many flowers as you can and just when you think you’ve added enough, add some more! The more flowers you add to your arch, the better. Use your favourites from your big day bouquet or choose from a wide selection of beautiful seasonal flowers on offer for you to decorate with. Flower Power indeed!

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Written by

Gracie Pritchard

Gracie is our Marketing Assistant. She recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University, studying BA Broadcast Journalism and is passionate about anything and everything to do with writing! In her spare time, Gracie enjoys creating playlists, eating good food, drinking cocktails, and spending time with her favourite people; her family and friends.

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