Top 10 Ideas for Fall Wedding Aisle Decorations & Arch Backdrop Ideas
No other moment in your life will remain in your memory as strongly as the moment you come around the corner and gaze at your soon-to-be life partner as you walk down the aisle. Make it a beautiful memory with the right wedding arch and aisle décor!
With the ten ideas on this list, you can give guests a beautiful ceremony space to look at while they wait for you to make your grand entrance, and you’ll have a picture-perfect memory of the most important day of your life.
Focusing on fall wedding aisle decorations and arch backdrop ideas, this list is divided into two sections. The first five ideas focus on wedding décor for the aisle, while the last five ideas focus on wedding backdrops and arches. Because they concentrate on the fall season, you can mix and match them for the perfect look.
Pumpkin Being Used as a Vase for Flowers: Jessica Merithew Photography
Line the Aisle With Gourds
Pumpkins are a popular wedding décor element at many fall weddings. If you want to do something a little different, try painting the pumpkins before they line the aisle. It can also be beautiful if you hollow out the pumpkins and fill each one with floral arrangements.
Don’t forget about other gourds! Sprinkle squash in different colors, shapes, and sizes among pumpkins and search for weird varieties of pumpkins that barely look like pumpkins at all.
Simple Fall Aisle Decorations With Leaves and Candles: Happy Wed
Use Leaves Instead of Flower Petals
Flower petals are a must for wedding décor at your ceremony—or are they? If you’re getting married in the fall, consider using leaves in your wedding aisle decorations instead!
This is a more affordable option if you or your bridal party take the time to collect newly fallen leaves yourself, but you can also purchase silk fall leaves in bulk.
Aisle Decoration Featuring Tree Stumps and Candles: Style Me Pretty
Use Tree Stumps as Decorative Tables
Wedding aisle decorations come in all shapes and sizes, but we especially love using tree stumps at fall weddings. Use them to feature candle arrangements, floral arrangements, gourds, and more. If you love the wooden, rustic look, keep the theme going with driftwood candle holders and tree slices.
Wedding Aisle Lined With Rugs: Bridal Musings
Use Rugs Instead of a Traditional Aisle Runner
Fall weddings are perfect for a more relaxed, cozy atmosphere. Skip the aisle runner and create an autumnal ambiance by using rugs instead.
Don’t think the rugs have to match! An eclectic look is especially popular at weddings at the moment. That means you can find thrift store rugs for a bargain instead of purchasing expensive rugs brand-new.
Wedding Aisle Decorated With Orange and Burgundy Mums: Southern Living
Flowers are popular wedding aisle decorations, but what flowers should you choose in the fall? Instead of paying a bunch of money on custom arrangements, consider lining the aisle with potted mums.
From yellow to brown, burgundy, orange, pink, and purple, you can find affordable potted mums in your wedding colors. Because they are potted, you and some of your guests can take them home and enjoy them long after your wedding is over.
Heart-Shaped Wedding Arch Made of Sticks: Elegant Wedding Invites
Bare Sticks and Branches
Wondering how to make a wedding arch? It sounds complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Keep things simple with bare sticks and branches. Create an organic look by using wisps of real manzanita branches, or create a shape out of sticks. It has a high impact for very little money and no need for building experience.
Bride and Groom Kissing Under a Tree Decorated With Fabric: Canadian Bride Guide
Hang Soft Swags of Fabric
The great thing about learning how to make your own wedding backdrop in the fall is that it is easier than other times of the year because simple designs are perfect. Purchase a bare arch frame made of wood or make one yourself. Then, drape simple swags of sheer chiffon over the arch for an understated, romantic look. It’s also a great way to decorate a tree you’re using as the focal point of your ceremony!
Branch Arch Decorated With a Simple Macrame Design: Grey Lily Photography
Decorate the Arch With Macrame
Macrame is a popular wedding decoration at desert and boho weddings, but it also looks right at home at any fall wedding. From hanging dream catchers to large macrame statement pieces, it’s a beautiful way to decorate any wedding arch or create a backdrop in your ceremony space.
Bride and Groom Standing in Front of a Simple Arch Decorated With Dried Florals: Sisters in Law
Incorporate Dry Florals
Big bountiful floral displays can be beautiful in the fall, but they can also look out of place if you use the wrong blooms or arrange them the wrong way. To create a wedding backdrop that looks right at home in the fall, incorporate dry florals. Pampas grass can provide filler for arrangements of ranunculus and dahlias, or you can create an arrangement out of all dried elements that can be reused after your wedding day is over.
Simple Ceremony Arch With Flowers, Fabric, and Hanging Candles: Koko Floral Design
Dangle Lights Or Candles
Because the sun goes down early in the fall, lights and candles can look especially striking on a fall wedding arch. Dangle decorative glass tea light holders from the arch and fill them with flickering candles or create a cascade of twinkling lights as a backdrop.