3 Alternative Altar and Arch Decor Ideas

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 20, 2012

There are many possibilities when it comes to choosing your ceremony decor, especially when you can pick something unexpected and creative. Whether you like romantic, floral archways or ornate, personalized altars, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite alternative decor ideas for any wedding.

1. Chalkboard Altar Backdrop: Instead of having programs, display your family names and the names of your bridal party front and center on your altar for all your guests to see.

Photo: Jenny Jimenez Photography

2. Floral Arch: Hang test tubes from your archway, let your guests pick a flower (with a pre-tied tag on it) and write words of wisdom on it. Make sure your guests place their flower in a test tube that way their encouragement and support will be with you when you say, “I do.”

Photo: Marlon Taylor Photography

3. Doorway Arch: This metaphor reflects how a couple is opening up a new chapter of their life together.

Photo: Stephanie Williams Photography 

For more inspiration, check out our altar and arch decor photo gallery.