How to Drape A Wedding Arch

Elegant and Beautiful Wedding Arches

Wedding arches serve as the backdrop that frames couples as they exchange their vows, providing a visual focal point. The way you decorate your arches reflects your wedding aesthetic. Wedding arch decorations play a pivotal part in setting the ambiance for your wedding ceremony. This guide will go over how to drape a wedding arch and teach you tips on how to decorate your arch to create a picture-perfect space. 

Choosing the Right Fabric

Your first step in draping will be to choose the right type of fabric for your arch. It's important to consider the theme and setting of your wedding when considering the fabric draping. These are popular choices for wedding arches:


Velvet 10ft H x 52" W Drape/Backdrop Curtain Panel - Emerald Green
Velvet 10ft H x 52" W Drape/Backdrop Curtain Panel - Black

Velvet with its thick properties is a great choice for cold or windy outdoor weddings as it holds its shape against the wind.


Soft Tulle Fabric Roll 54" x 40 yds - Ivory
Soft Tulle Fabric Roll 54" x 40 yds - White

Tulle is a popular choice as this light and airy fabric gives a flowing feel to your arch, making it a perfect choice for a timeless white wedding.


Chiffon Fabric Bolt 58" x 10 yards - Ivory
Chiffon Fabric Bolt 58" x 10 yards - Coral

Chiffon is another great choice for draping as it is lightweight. Chiffon flows well in open spaces while the sheer properties of chiffon allow for light to shine through.

When choosing a color for the fabric of your wedding drapery, keep your design theme in mind. Opt for colors that complement or positively contrast with your chosen aesthetic. Popular wedding choices include white and ivory for a classic wedding drape look. Coral gives a more modern and romantic look to your wedding backdrop.

Draping your Wedding Arch

Chiffon Fabric Bolts - Ivory

Add the Finishing Touches

Adding wedding arch decorations is a great way to finish your arch. These give your centerpiece arch some visual pop. Using flowers as arch decoration is a timeless design choice that adds romance to your arch. Wedding signs add a touch of brightness to your special day.

Premade Flower Backdrop Arch/Table Runner Decor - White
Mr & Mrs Neon Wedding Sign 88cm x 55cm

Utilizing candlelight is excellent for creating an intimate feel to outdoor weddings. The soft lights create a captivating allure against the drapes. Using string lights can help achieve the same effect with more convenience.

Dress your Arches in the Best Drapes

Create the most romantic wedding arch with CV Linens™. Use only top-quality fabrics for your drapes and pair them with high-quality accent pieces.

With these wedding arch decor tips, we hope you've learned how to drape an arch for a wedding. With these tips, you’re on your way to creating an elegant ambiance for your wedding day. Be sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests and loved ones and help make memories you won’t forget. 

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