Sometimes the littlest details can pack quite a punch, and this is definitely the case with wedding aisle decorations. So what exactly are these pint-sized design flourishes? They’re exactly what they sound like – decorations that sit at the end of a church pew or row of seats at the ceremony venue, right next to the aisle. Depending on what you use, they can be tied to the side of a seat, placed on the ground or perched on a table or pedestal. While most couples opt to use floral arrangements, there are plenty of other awesome options out there.
Here are a few of our favourite ideas for wedding aisle decorations.
If you don’t want to stray too far from tradition for your wedding aisle decorations, swap in colourful blooms for pint-sized greenery-filled bouquets. You’ll still get the effect of a floral arrangement, but a smaller price tag and a more natural look.
We also love this fun alternative to real floral wedding aisle decorations. Large paper flowers with trailing ribbons add a bold yet chic accent to your wedding ceremony decor.
Give your wedding aisle a romantic glow by placing candles at the end of each row. Feel free to play around with vessels - votives, lanterns and mason jars are all amazing options, especially for rustic-chic affairs.
Want your guests to shower you with confetti during the wedding recessional? Instead of tacking flora onto the ends of your aisles, opt for cones filled with paper petals, rose petals, herbs or birdseed (for an outdoor wedding). This is an extremely budget-friendly option, especially if you DIY the vessels and confetti at home. Pro tip: Check with your ceremony venue that they allow paper confetti as some have restrictions.
Flex your crafting muscles for your wedding aisle decorations and create some wedding signs that include your favourite lovey-dovey quotes or lyrics. You can follow this couple’s lead and go shabby chic with reclaimed wood or do something a bit more elegant with sleek boards and glitter calligraphy.
For those who really want to commit to their wedding theme, we suggest choosing an item that reflects it to mark your aisles. Using a beach as your venue? Add starfish like this couple. Doing something with a retro theme? Think about using old gumball machines. Let your imagination run wild and see where it takes you.
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