Backyard Wedding Arch Ideas

Frame your “I Do” with the wedding arch of your dreams. Your wedding arch can act as the anchor to your entire ceremony, serve as a backdrop or just bring a playful feel to the celebration.

Whether you prefer to DIY or your wedding planner is taking care of all things decor, you’ll need a structure to get started. A trellis is easy to adorn with anything from florals to textures, string lighting or geometric shapes. Most importantly, trellises provide a beautiful structure to exchange your vows under.

Your wedding arch can range from whimsical to modern. Consider the season, location and theme of your wedding to play into the aesthetic. We’ve outlined inspiring backyard wedding arch ideas in the visual below to help you navigate your options. Whichever style trellis you choose, let it reflect your personality as a couple and the feeling you want to evoke on your oh so special day.

8 Backyard Wedding Arch Styles

Tropical Oasis

Carlos Walters, Brandon Kidd Photography, Natalie Schutt Photography

Transport your guests to white sands and crystal clear waters, all while in the comfort of your own backyard. Think palm fronds and relaxed breezy decor. Incorporate a white washed arch, textured macrame and bright blooms or tropical banana leaves.

Fairytale Romantic

Julie Wilhite Photography, Kylie Crump Photography, Melissa Jill, one love photography

Create your own fairytale ending with a dreamy wedding arch. Delicate details, soft lighting and barely there florals will create an ambiance you and your guests will never forget.

Relaxed Natural

Duffy Photo & Film, Olive Photography, Ashley Ludaescher, Vicki Grafton Photography

For the couple who lives by all things organic, celebrate the great outdoors with a natural wedding arch. Add hanging mason jars, muted tones and earthy eucalyptus for an elevated look.

Wildly Whimsical

Katie Slater Photography, Amy & Stuart, Jenna Bechtholt, Kelly Sweet Photography

Botanical garden meets Alice in Wonderland with this style. The use of cascading arrangements, floating candles or hanging chandeliers will capture the look.

Effortless Bohemian 

Lydia Rachel, Olivia Richards, Immerse Photography

For the free spirits and wanderers. Embellish a geometric teepee or arch with macrame and wispy arrangements to create a chic yet minimal look.

Bold and Bright

Al Gawlik Photography, Rad + In Love, Neiyo Photography

If you’re a couple who doesn’t take anything too seriously or just likes to have some fun, liven up your ceremony with some color. Push the boundaries with colorful streamers, oversized balloons or bright florals.

Refined Rustic

Sargeant Creative, Kristyn Hogan, m three studio, Theo Milo photography

From the Country to the coast, a raw metal arch will complement any laid-back, outdoor loving couple. It pairs beautifully with earthly succulents, florals or moss.

Charming Classic

Rad Read Creative, Leslee Mitchell, Dear Lovers Photo, Lauren Kinsey

Both timeless and elegant, a classic wedding arch never goes out of style. Exchange your vows under an airy, ornate arch with billowing curtains and white or pastel florals.

Wayfair has a wide selection of trellises to help kickstart your wedding arch research.

At Wayfair, we try to make sure you always have many options for your home. That’s why we have so many Trellises for sale on our site, including Trellises from brands like Dura-Trel and Panacea Products. We want to make sure when you’re looking for where to buy Trellises online, you’re getting the one that’s exactly right for you, whether that’s the Cambridge Vinyl Trellis, the Estate Vinyl Fan Trellis, or something entirely different and unique to your home. We have thousands of great deals every day with no need for a coupon. There’s never been a better time to “Wayfair my Trellises”.


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7 Ways to Cut Costs (Not Fun) at Your Bachelorette Party

When you’re planning a wedding, the expenses tend to add up very quickly and many people find it difficult to stay within a budget for their ” big day”. As a Maid of Honor, you want to throw the most amazing bachelorette party for the bride but trying to keep the cost of this event or weekend down can be a challenge. Here are few suggestions on how to cut cost (but not fun) at your bachelorette party.

1.Stay Local

The most expensive part of a bachelorette party is usually the airfare to get wherever the celebration is going to happen. Picking a place that is close to the majority of the wedding party attendants will save everyone dramatically. When you begin to research the things to do and places to see in the closest city, you will be surprised at how much there is to do right where you live, Saving money in travel expenses will be beneficial to everyone involved in making the bride feel special and loved. If there isn’t a big city close to you, consider making it a road trip and driving to a location that is not too far.

2. Let People Stay at Your House

The second biggest cost associated with the planning a bachelorette party is the cost of the hotel everyone will stay at. If you plan to keep everything local and stay close to home the whole time, consider using your own house for everyone to crash at. If you have a husband or children, send them to the grandmas for the weekend and turn your home into a “free” hotel for your guests,

3. Make Your Own Bridal gear and Favors

While it is tempting and might seem easier to just go online and order “Team Bride” T-Shirts, consider making them on your own to save money. Making this an event everyone participates in together could even add to the fun weekend. You can make a variety of party favor options on your own as well. Be creative and save money in the process. Your bank account will thank you later!

4. Get the Best deal Wherever You Go

Before arriving at your various activities, call ahead and talk to the manager and see if you can negotiate a group discount rate. Sometimes they offer a good discount if you are bringing a large crowd to their store or location. It’s better to ask and get turned down than to never ask and miss out on some great saving opportunities.

5. Find In-Home Activities

Not every event has to be big and out of the town. Plan for some events to take place in the home where you will be staying. This is a more relaxing environment and allows your guests the time to inwind while you are partying it up all weekend. This can be as simple as providing coffee, popcorn and a movie before everyone goes to sleep to everyone working together to cook up an elaborate breakfast.

6. Start Off at the House

Instead of starting off the night at a bar, consider having all of the guests start at your house as the launching pad. they will be able to drop off their belongings, park cars, and freshen up before you all go out. You can drink before you leave to save spending money out in town at bars. You can get creative and create a specialty drink around the bride or over the weekends’s theme.

7. Scale Back If Needed

If you and your group are unable to afford the bride’s dream bachelorette party, that’s okay! Together, come up with ways to save money where you are able and make it enjoyable for everyone, For example, instead of spending the day at the spa, go for manicures and pedicures at the local nail salon instead. You will still feel pampered and your nail will look pretty at the end of the night too! Book a limo! Limo Find can help you go to local places instead of having to travel across the country, and you will save a lot of money in the process.

planning a bachelorette party has a lot of moving parts and it is difficult to get everything lined up for all of the events and to accommodate everyone’s situation. If you are able to save money, the girls will thank you repeatedly.


(British Solomon, a contributing writer and specialist for EZ Screen Print. She regularly produces content for a variety of DIY and lifestyle blogs.)



5 Top Tips for Cutting Your Wedding Costs

Paula Gorry, Demonstrator Development Manager, Stampin’ Up! UK

In 2017, the costs of a wedding in the UK was up 9.6 per cent compared to 2016. [1] With wedding prices continually rising, now is the perfect time to think about the best ways of cutting costs without forfeiting quality. Although your wedding will undoubtedly be one of the happiest days of your life, it doesn’t necessarily need to be the most expensive. Take the stress out of sticking to your budget by following these crafty top rips for saving money on your nuptials.

Hand- make your invites

Creating your own invitations is a perfect way to pinch the pennies and still send beautifully crafted invites, with a personal touch. Work out how many invites you’ll need to make, then you can decide on the complexity of your design. Make sure to pick a co-ordinating colour palette to achieve a consistent and professional look, adding in embellishments such as buttons, ribbon or gems to enhance your overall style.

Send a thoughtful thank you

With making invitations being so simple, it makes sense yo do the same with your save the dates and thank you cards. The techniques are largely the same and with added opportunity for personalisation, your guests will be sure to appreciate the added effort. Small additions like colour co-ordinating the envelopes or ink will emphasise your thoughtfulness.

Ask your best friend to bake

Your wedding cake is an easy way to save some sterling as most of  us know someone who is great at baking. Asking a friend or family member if they’s like to make your cake is a great way of making them feel involved in the big day, and comes at a much lower price than hiring a professional.

If you don’t know anyone that bakes, there are still easy ways to minimise costs. Get creative and consider a layered tower of cookies, cupcakes or doughnuts or choose your favourite sweet (or savoury) treat of choice!

Decorate with your own stye

Why not consider making your own decorations? It’s a fun and easy way to cut costs and truly organise your wedding to your own taste. For rustic weddings, you can make bunting for a light-hearted and low-key look. If big and bold is more your style, think about creating your own centrepieces are a great wilt-free option for the summer, or if you want to keep it real, think about sourcing and arranging flowers yourself instead if employing a florist.

Get smarter with your stationary

From table plans, name places, signs and guest books, your wedding stationary costs all start to add up. There are plenty of inexpensive hacks for creating your own professional looking stationary. Think about using stamp sets, dies or stencils, for example, to create a perfect look in keeping with your wedding theme. Don’t forge presentation –  be in a thrifty frame or mirror for a vintage theme, or use large potted plants for a floral wedding.

These are just a few easy ways to keep your wedding costs . down, but the fun doesn’t have to stop there. Spread the creativity and invite your bridal party to get involved and give you a helping hand – saving money and having fun whilst planning your wedding has never been so easy.



Best New York wedding venues to have your DIY wedding.

1.  If you’re looking for a gorgeous outdoor space full of character the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is just for you!
2.  If you’re looking for place providing an amazing view the New York skyline Terrace on the park is just for you! The Crystal ballroom will surely make the wedding an amazing extravaganza.
3.  Remember that fairytale wedding you always dreamed of as a little kid? well you can finally live it out at Lyndhurst Castle. With a beautiful view of the Hudson river and a breathtaking setting, your dreams are bound  to come true!
4.  Looking for a laid-back country feel venue in the Big Apple? Well look no further, HayLoft Grove is just the place for you. On 100 country acres of land, and a cottage, you are sure to have an amazing day.
5.  Looking for beautiful indoor venue to say your “I Do’s”? Well look no further then the Unitarian Church Of Al Souls. This venue is both elegant and charming.
6.  Looking for small cozy place for your small wedding? Then checkout Arrow Park Lake&Lodge. You will fall in love itch this rustic, yet romantic setting.
7. Looking for a totally out of the ordinary, untraditional indoor venue to say “I Do”? Try AP Creative! AP Creative is a modern spot that has the perfect combination of elegance and fun.
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