Whether you are having your wedding in a church, on a farm, or in your parents’ backyard, everyone wants their ceremony to be special and unique. One great way to find the perfect decorations for your special day is to shop Etsy. There you will find handmade and unique ceremony decor for a variety of themes and styles.
While most party stores have a large section of wedding decor, it is incredibly generic. And with their use of mostly plastic, it can look cheap. Up until the invention of the wonderful world wide web, you generally had to make do with this stuff, unless you spent big bucks for a wedding coordinator.
Now, with sites like Etsy, you can search and buy exactly what you have pictured in your mind for unique ceremony decor. Plus, you are supporting independent artists and designers, which is something that is important to me.
One quick word of advice: read the descriptions carefully. It isn’t uncommon for Etsy stores to put more than one item in their featured photo, making it seem like you are getting more than you actually are. I especially caution this with garland, flowers, and hanging streamers and buntings.
Handmade and Unique Ceremony Decor
Get the look of flowers with these adorable tissue poms. Available in a variety of colors and in three different styles, they are perfect for adorning the aisle chairs at your ceremony location. You can also use them in a variety of ways at your reception site.
Available in lengths from 25’, these runners are available in 4 different styles. But what really makes them stand out from the crowd is the ability to customize it to include a special phrase or quote. You could go with scripture, a movie quote, lyrics from your favorite song, or even some geeky fandom saying.
These adorable, yet simple, flower holders would look beautiful adorning your wedding arch or hanging off the back of the chairs on the main aisle. Even better, flowers will need significantly less arranging. One only really needs to plop a few blooms in each and voila!
This huge banner (2.5’x6’) is the perfect backdrop for your vow exchange. Customize it with 4 different fabric colors, a variety of paint colors, and your favorite quote or scripture. It could also be placed before the ceremony spot to give guests directions about seating, picture taking, and more.
Available in dozens of colors and with or without bells, these wands are a unique alternative to bubbles, birdseed, or sparklers. Your guest can wave you down the aisle after you say “I do” as well as when you are leaving the reception. Not to mention, all the kiddos in attendance will have a blast playing with them.
If you are having a religious ceremony, these signs are a great way to add the finishing touch to your aisle. The signs read:
– Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind
– It Does Not Envy, It Does Not Boast, It Is Not Proud
– It Does Not Dishonor Others, It Is Not Self-Seeking
– It Is Not Easily Angered, It Keeps No Record Of Wrongs.
– Love Does Not Delight In Evil But Rejoices With The Truth.
– It Always Protects, Always Trusts,
– Always Hopes, Always Perseveres.
– Love Never Fails
Consider foregoing the typical unity candle and instead choose this unique Sand Unity Vase Set. Each piece is engraveable and will make a precious memento from your special day
This is just an amazing arch that I can’t believe only costs $115 shipped. This is typically the price we see for cheap plastic arches, plus it is beautiful. The seller has a variety of different options, too!
This huge silk flower swag is absolutely stunning. Hang one on your wedding arch and save big bucks over a piece made with real flowers.
An arch isn’t complete without a beautiful set of curtains and these muslin drapes don’t disappoint. They are available in a variety of lengths to bet meet your needs.
Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here.