34 Stylish Wedding Aisle Decoration Ideas

Here's how to make you march (even more) picture-perfect

Updated 11/22/17

Photo by Birds of a Feather Photography

Your grand entrance down the aisle is one of the most special (and most photographed!) moments during your wedding ceremony. Not to mention, you're actually going to make that trip twice—with the second being when you exit as a newlywed, of course. So, basically, wedding aisle decor is something that you want to think about.

And just because you want to do something with it, doesn't mean it has to be extravagant. In fact, as we searched through real weddings on Brides.com, we found that we were especially drawn to the simple set-ups. Think bundles or greenery, romantic candles, rustic lanterns and more. Also, no matter what you're thinking, there are a few things to remember! For one, you want your wedding aisle decor to match your setting, not take a way from it. You also want to make sure it complements your wedding day look as you're going to be photographed going up and down that aisle, not to mention exchanging vows at the end of it.

But beyond all that, your wedding aisle decor is really up to you. And just in case you're at a loss for what to do—there are so many decisions to be made, after all!—we have a few ideas for you. If you're all about being on trend, we love the idea of creating a statement at the entrance of the aisle with cactus plants in pots. We're also into the idea of an aisle lined with colorful Persian rugs if you're all about the whole boho thing. But if you're after more classic wedding aisle decorations, we have inspo for you too! Below, you'll find a number of statement displays—like a flower-petal lined aisle with ghost chairs, a romantic ceremony setting created with white blooms planted in the ground, and a gorgeous white runner.

So with that said, keep reading for more wedding aisle decor ideas. We can't wait to see how you end up framing your special day!

Make Custom Benches

Ceremony Site

Photo by Aaron Delesie

At Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe's wedding in Positano this past summer, the bride and groom had benches custom-made for the occasion. The seating was designed in a curved formation so everyone could see the couple and take in the view at the same time.

Decorate the Entrance

Ceremony Venue

Photo by Elyse Hall Photography

Rather than decorate the entire aisle, this Arizona couple made a show of only the entrance—with arrangements of white delphiniums, blush roses, and candles in gold lanterns.

Paint the Floor

Ceremony Chapel

Photo by Pascal Chevallier

Designer bride Lucilla Bonaccorsi found inspiration for her aisle in an unexpected way—at the Infiorata festival in Noto, Italy, where the streets are paved to look like elaborate pictures. She, along with her mother Luisa Beccaria, recreated this look on the floor of the ceremony chapel with pastel-colored carnations and scabious.

Line with Ferns

Forest ceremony seating

Photo by Hailley Howard Photography

This aisle (in an enchanted forest!) was lined in ferns and surrounded by white flowers. At this wedding upstate, it gave way to a semi-circular altar of white delphinium, larkspur, snapdragons, and wild ferns.

Mark with Trees

Wedding Ceremony

Photo by Harwell Photography

Make your own Kate Middleton moment with a tree-lined aisle, like this one.

Use Wooden Planks

Photo by Kallima Photography

Wooden planks led to an altar of fuchsia bougainvillea at this destination beach wedding in the Bahamas.

Accent with Greenery and Lanterns

Photo by Leah Golter Photography

Elevate a barn setting with rustic-chic decor, like this greenery-lined aisle and lantern accents.

Lay a Seagrass Runner

Ceremony Structure

Photo by Jose Villa

A seagrass runner was the perfect match for this outdoor ceremony in South Carolina's lowcountry.

Keep it Simple

Photo by M2 Visual Studio

Since they had such a statement-making circle-shaped altar, this couple kept their aisle simple with greenery and lit lanterns.

Place Some Cacti

Planning & Design by LB Events + Details, Darling; Photo by Ace & Whim

If you haven't heard, cacti are trending at the moment—and especially so when you're doing a wedding in the Southwest!

Line with White Rose Petals

Photo by Jennifer Emerling

When you have a setting that makes a statement of its (those palm trees! the flowers!), it's smart to keep your decor simple. That's why this aisle, which is lined in white rose petals, feels especially appropriate. We also love the white tie-in with the seat cushions.

Garlands of Greenery

Photo by Wedding Nature Photography

Forget bundles of greenery when you can do garlands of greenery up the aisle (and altar!).

Mix Persian Rugs

Photo by Jennifer Emerling

Another trendy aisle for the win right here. Persian rugs are all the rage—and this photo is further evidence why.

Focus on the Chairs

Ceremony Site

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography

An aisle with zero (!) decor can in fact be beautiful, especially when surrounded by elevated chair rentals and a flower-filled chuppah.

Pair Copper with Clear

Photo by Jennifer Emerling

Modern brides, the formula is simple: Pair copper chairs with clear vases filled with Monstera leaves.

March Above a Pool

Ceremony Structure

Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography

Talk about one epic installation. This bride had a stage built over a pool for her march down the aisle!

Plant Your Flowers

Photo by Jose Villa

To create a natural-meets-romantic setting, have your florist install flowers in the ground along the aisle. We love how these look surrounding pale pink chairs.

Use Area Rugs

Ceremony with Cactus Plants

Photo by Katie Shuler Photography

Area rugs created a casual vibe at this dessert wedding, while pillar candles, cacti, and fresh blooms added additional decor.

Wrap Trees in Flowers

Ceremony Site

Photo by Erich McVey

At this destination wedding in Capri, the bride created her very own ceremony setting, complete with flower-wrapped trees and a rug-lined aisle.

Throw Petals

Photo by Ashley Kelemen Photography

Here, clear ghost chairs let the petal-lined aisle be the star of the show (ahem, we mean ceremony).

Hang Chandeliers

Candle-lined ceremony aisle

Photo by Sposto Photography

Go glam with chandeliers hanging up above! That way, the lighting will be perfection.

Keep it Fresh

Ceremony venue

Photo by Harwell Photography

This may seem like a simple idea, but a white runner can look fresh, clean, and cool. And tropical, as seen at this wedding in St. Barts!

Mark Your Territory

Ceremony Setting

Photo by Birds of a Feather Photography

Mark your ceremony spot with flags in the ground. These look modern and cool when paired with ghost chairs and an ocean-view setting!

Add Some Warmth

Photo by Cacá Santoro Photography

When you're walking down an aisle of cement, you want to add some warmth to it. These candles, greens, and single blooms do the trick.

Stick to One Color

Photo by Vero Amore Weddings by Lisa Czech Photography

You saw Persian rugs earlier in this post, but how cool does this design look? We're totally into the idea of buying/renting multiple in the same color and pairing them all together! Also, note these pierced candle vessels on the sides and bistro lighting up above.

Create a Woodsy Wedding

Photo by Jose Villa Photography

This woodsy wedding aisle was created with plenty of lush greenery, verbena, and sedums.

Decorate Your Chairs

Greenery on Ceremony Chairs

Photo by Anna Page Photography

Sure, you've seen a garland lining the floor but what about lining the chairs as well?! Just make sure your guests can get in and out of their seats without tripping.

Bundle Flowers

Hannah Bronfman Wedding Ceremony

Photo by Aria Isadora & Zach Hilty for BFA Weddings

If you love the look of all-white blooms, this one's for you. At her destination wedding extravaganza in Morocco, Hannah Bronfman made a statement-worthy aisle with with a mega bundle of white flowers at the end of each line of chairs.

Cover with Gravel

Phoyo by Jose Villa

The gravel-covered aisle at this Tuscan wedding was beautiful on its own; but simple floral-and-fern arrangements on each seat made it even more beautiful.

Keep it Minimal

Ceremony Site With Mountain Views

Photo by Shannon Von Eschen

This Aspen ceremony took place in an open field, with a simple wooden altar draped in greenery and tall grass lining the aisle. The minimalist set-up gave way to dramatic forest and mountain views.

Scatter Lanterns

Photo by Eric & Jamie Photo

As seen here, large lanterns can make a major statement when bundled in asymmetrical groupings.

Use an Existing Path

Bride and Father Walking Down Aisle

Photo by Ryan Ray Photography

You can always take advantage of an existing path, no installation necessary.

Pot Plants

Photo by Kelly Sweet Photography

At these greenhouse ceremony, lines of potted plants fit with the setting perfectly.

Surround Yourself with Flowers

Ceremony Site

Photo by Cinzia Bruschini

When designing the ceremony site, the bride set out with one plan in mind: Flowers everywhere! The aisle was lined with blooms in white and blush—and blooms were also attached them to the back of the chairs and even hung from the tree too!

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