Do it yourself wedding arch

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Do it yourself wedding arch
Wedding arches can be decorated with almost anything you can imagine. (Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images)

Wedding arches make beautiful accents to your wedding decor. The wedding arch is a symbol of two lives becoming one, and it makes a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos. There are all kinds of wedding arches: wooden, metal and even arches made from sticks or branches. The simplest wedding arches to make are non-permanent and can be bought in kits from craft stores. Add a little decoration to match your wedding theme and you can have a beautiful arch to say, "I do," under.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Wedding arch kit
  • String of white lights
  • Netting or tulle in colours of your choice
  • Real or silk flowers of your choice
  • Floral wire
  • Optional: branches/other decorations to match your wedding theme

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  1. 1

    Purchase a wedding arch kit from a local craft store. Most of these are metal. You should be able to choose if you want white or a metallic colour.

  2. 2

    Assemble the wedding arch according to the decorations that came with the kit.

  3. 3

    Use netting or tulle of your choice to drape around the arch. If you wish to forego netting or tulle, use a fabric of your choice, or even add natural elements such as large leaves to wrap around the arch.

  4. 4

    Wrap the string of lights around the arch.

  5. 5

    Weave the flowers or other decor of your choice into the arch. Use floral wire to secure the flowers to the arch.

Tips and warnings

  • If you use a string of lights, make sure you have a power souce to plug the lights into.
  • If you wish, you can purchase wooden arches from local wordworking stores to use during your ceremony and then transport them to your own home to use in your garden.
  • If you are handy with wood, you can build your own wedding arch.

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