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 décor 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, we found that we were especially drawn to the simple setups. 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 décor 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 décor 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 décor ideas. We can't wait to see how you end up framing your special day.
Make Custom Benches
At Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe's wedding in Positano, 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
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
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
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
Make your own Kate Middleton moment with a tree-lined aisle, like this one.
Use Wooden Planks
Wooden planks led to an altar of fuchsia bougainvillea at this destination beach wedding in the Bahamas.
Lay a Seagrass Runner
A seagrass runner was the perfect match for this outdoor ceremony in South Carolina's lowcountry.
Line With White Rose Petals
When you have a setting that makes a statement of its own (those palm trees, the flowers), it's smart to keep your décor 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.
Pair Copper With Clear
Modern brides, the formula is simple: Pair copper chairs with clear vases filled with Monstera leaves.
Wrap Trees in Flowers
At this destination wedding in Capri, the bride created her very own ceremony setting, complete with flower-wrapped trees and a rug-lined aisle.
Keep It Fresh
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.
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 a mega bundle of white flowers at the end of each line of chairs.
Keep It Minimal
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 setup gave way to a dramatic forest and mountain views.