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2022-2023 Top 10 Wedding Arch & Backdrop Trends
Wedding arches and backdrops are a staple at weddings because they have the ability to create a focal point where there wasn’t one before. They can be used in the ceremony space where you’re going to say your I do’s, they can provide a background to a dessert table, and they can set the stage for the perfect photo booth.
The right wedding arch and backdrop trends will create beautiful wedding moments for your guests, while the wrong arch or backdrop can end up looking cheesy.
Check out these 2022 and 2023 wedding arch and backdrop trends to make sure your wedding décor goes viral for all the right reasons.
Bride and Groom Standing in Front of a Pastel Rainbow Balloon Arch: 100 Layer Cake
Wedding Arches and Backdrops With Balloons
Decorating your wedding backdrop with balloons used to be a big no-no. That’s not the case in 2022 and 2023! Arches and backdrops that feature balloons are modern and beautiful when done the right way.
Some of the best ways to make sure you get the look you want include:
- Use balloons of different sizes
- Use balloons in different colors
- Incorporate other details, like flowers
- Skip the traditional arch and create a half arch instead
Bride and Groom in Front of a Floral Arch Made Out of Abstract Shapes: a&bé bridal shop
Arches That Aren’t Actually Arches
One of our favorite wedding ceremony decorations is an arch that isn’t actually an arch. Unique shapes are great for fall and winter weddings, but they also look great at spring and summer weddings.
Creative shapes include:
- Half arches
- Crescent moon shapes
- Abstract shapes
Arch Detail Featuring Dried Flowers and Rattan Lanterns: Ruffled Blog
Boho-inspired wedding backdrops and arches aren’t going anywhere in 2022 or 2023. Decorations will continue to feature dried florals, like pampas grass, and macramé wall hangings, but there are things you can do to take this trend to the next level.
Create an arch or a backdrop with three-dimensional features. Hang plants with macramé plant hangers, hang rattan chandeliers, or hang twinkling candles.
Wall Covered in Pastel-Colored Paper Flowers: Wedding Ideas Magazine
No-Flower Flower Arrangements
A wedding arch with flowers can look stunning, but it can be expensive. It can also feel wasteful. That’s why brides and grooms are turning to no-flower flower arrangements.
Dried flowers are having a huge moment. Silk flowers are also popular. Just make sure you search for high-quality blooms. If you’re looking to DIY an arch or backdrop, try making flowers out of tissue paper or crepe paper.
Wedding Ceremony Arch With Hanging LED Message: Proposal 007
Wedding Backdrop LED Wall
A wedding backdrop LED wall is a great way to decorate a photo booth at your reception, but an LED message can also be incorporated into your ceremony. The key is to choose a message that fits.
Having a hard time finding an LED message that you like? Have one customized just for you! That way you can reuse it in your home long after your wedding is over.
Macramé Backdrop Behind the Head Table at a Wedding Reception: Rock My Wedding
Ceremony Arch Backdrops That Can Be Reused at the Reception
It used to be that a wedding arch backdrop was used at the ceremony—and that’s it. When the average wedding ceremony only lasts between 20-30 minutes, it can seem silly to some couples to spend so much money on such a temporary decoration.
That doesn’t mean you have to scrap it altogether! Brides and grooms in 2022 and 2023 are reusing their arches and backdrops at the reception. They can highlight the wedding cake or provide a photo opportunity at the reception.
The flowers and décor can also be taken off and used to decorate the reception space. For example, a macramé wall hanging can be reused at the ceremony, at the reception, and at home after your wedding is over.
Stone Arches Decorated With a Simple Floral Arrangement: The Bash
Enhancing Nature and Existing Details
Outdoor weddings are on the rise because they are beautiful, but they can also keep you and your guests healthy. Use nature to your advantage and enhance what’s already there instead of creating a new arch or backdrop. For example, decorate a wedding arch tree with ribbon or enhance an architectural detail with a swag of fabric.
Bride Standing in Front of a Head Table With a Wallpaper Backdrop: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
Backdrops That Feature Wallpaper
Looking for wedding arch alternatives? Try wallpaper! Mindy Weiss, a professional wedding planner, says, “Whether it’s your grand entrance backdrop or the scene behind the band, these are the perfect places to bring in your signature wedding colors.”
Hang panels of wallpaper behind your ceremony space or wallpaper a background that can be used in a photo booth at your reception.
Ceremony Backdrop Featuring Wooden Doors and Hanging Banner: Style Me Pretty
Wedding Backdrop With Doors
Wedding backdrop doors will continue to be popular in 2022 and 2023, but this trend can look a little drab, as it has been around for a while. Make things more interesting by separating the doors and hanging details between them, use stained glass doors or garden gates instead of weathered wooden doors, or use doors in an unexpected place, like placing them around the guest book table.
Wooden Arch Draped in Fabric and Decorated With a Floral Arrangement: Junebug Weddings
Wooden Arches Draped With Fabric
A simple wedding arch made out of wood looks great at a rustic wedding, a boho wedding, or a garden wedding. They can also be DIYed, which is appealing to many brides and grooms. Although flowers can look stunning when decorating wooden arches, we especially love the romantic ambiance that fabric creates.
Choose fabric that will flow in the breeze. A wedding arch with voile is a great choice, as is using chiffon or even cheesecloth. Avoid stiff fabrics, like tulle and satin.
The wedding arch and backdrops you choose are a personal expression of your wedding day style. Armed with the ideas on this list, you can create a focal point that will look beautiful in your wedding day photo album for years to come.