Having a perfect wedding is something many people dream of. While the most important part of a wedding is marrying the person that you want to love forever, a big part of creating the perfect wedding is the venue and coordinating decorations. These details — starting from the wedding stationery and continuing all the way through details at the reception — come together to create the perfect scene to commemorate your love. One detail we love? Creative wedding accent walls!
To get your creative juices flowing, here are 10 creative wedding accent walls to consider for your big day:
Having a chalkboard wall is great for people who want to add a rustic touch to their big day. A chalkboard wall can be used to display a beautiful, hand-written calligraphy quote to describe the couple. Or you could turn it into an interactive guestbook, allowing wedding guests to write small notes to the newlyweds. If you want to elevate the chalkboard theme, you can easily find chalkboard accented table number cards to match, making the décor both efficient and charming. Can’t paint a wall with chalkboard paint? Check out this custom Chalkboard Wedding Fabric Backdrop on Etsy!
For the couple who wants to have a fun and unique wedding or just wants to showcase their love for the sweet confection of donuts, there’s always the option of creating a quirky and fanciful donut accent wall.
The process of making a donut wall isn’t hard, but it’s definitely one those accents that requires a bit of extra time and effort to get right. A wall that’s covered with delicious donuts makes for some memorable pictures and even sweeter memories.
One of the most beautiful and elegant wedding accents is a flower wall. You don’t even have to use fresh blooms to achieve this jaw-dropping look. Create paper flowers or buy silk ones and attach them to a wall in your space. You can match the colors to your other floral arrangements around the venue to create a cohesive look . Take it another step further by including similar designed florals into your wedding stationery! Keeping a sense of consistency and coordination throughout the different days and events creates a cohesive overall impression that’s beautiful and well-planned.
A balloon wall is probably one of the easiest to set up. All you need is a bag of balloons, an air pump and some sort of wall to stick them to. A balloon wall is a great option because it’s easy to put up and even easier to take down.
You can create colorful designs or stick with monochromatic or gold/silver balloons to create a classic balloon wall. You can even hand-paint the balloons to say something special for your guests to take home or just for the day itself as a personal touch.
Polaroid Picture Wall
For the couple who wants to remember their past together and share their memories with their closest family and friends on their wedding day, a Polaroid picture wall is an excellent option. There are a few different ways to tackle this. You can use actual Polaroids that you and your partner took during different stages in your relationship, or you could use regular pictures that you developed and printed as well.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be a Polaroid image to capture the sentiment behind it. Simply use mini wooden clothespins or paper clips to hang the pictures along rows of string or colored wire, and you’re done! You can even ask a bridesmaid or usher to add a few Polaroid pictures from the day to bring the whole thing together. Another option is to set up a Polaroid photo booth and have your guests hang their finished photos as an interactive statement wall.
Acrylic Beads Wall
If you’re planning an evening affair or reception, consider using an acrylic bead wall as a backdrop. Because night events tend to go on longer than daytime ones, professional planners are always big on using the right lighting.
This type of accent wall adds some sparkle to the venue and lights up the night with festive and glamorous beads. Plus, a bead backdrop is relatively affordable and looks great in pictures, as it catches the light well. Including small details that add more sparkle, like foiled wedding place cards, continues the festive theme and keeps the champagne flowing and the party going well past sunset.
For something that’s on the more elegant side, you can design a foliage wall, which is a little different from a flower wall in the sense that a foliage wall includes grass, shrubs and even succulents along with flowers to make a vertical garden of sorts. It’s also easier to arrange a foliage wall because you can reuse some of the flowers left over from a bridal shower.
If you love the idea of having a foliage wall but don’t want to spend a lot of money on creating a big wall for the wedding, consider making a smaller foliage wall for a bridal shower. A foliage wall makes the perfect accent to a small party and can be used to continue the common theme from the bridal shower invitations. Want the look of luxe boxwood without the hassle or price tag? Be sure to check out the Boxwood Backdrops from Rent My Wedding.
If your wedding vision includes a whimsical and softly glowing look, you can easily create a lighted wall. Using lighting to create accent walls is popular because it’s a very simple and affordable way to make a statement in your venue. Lighting options come in all sorts of colors, but white or ivory colored lighting is a common choice. Finding the supplies for a DIY lighted wall is easy — you can use string lights from a home décor store. Just make sure to get the placement right! You’ll want to make sure the lights from the backdrop don’t interfere with the lights of the venue and cast shadows on people.
Once you get the setup correct, your guests are sure to remember the beautiful twinkling lights. You can also easily find thank-you cards that have bright lights or stars on them to keep those memories alive.
One of the trickier but most creative accent walls you can include in your wedding is one with an espalier design. This technique involves following a method of growing plants and shrubs in a certain way to form a design or pattern. This is achieved by tying off or cutting certain parts of the plants as they grow. This method obviously takes a bit more time and work, but the end result is simply stunning! It’s a great option if you’re getting married at home and have the time to create a one-of-a-kind design.
If you have an eye for design, try creating your own curtain wall for your wedding. This is a great option as an accent wall because not only is it reusable, but it’s also quite affordable. You don’t need expensive curtains to pull this off; even average bedroom curtains can get the job done.
What really matters with this wall is how you arrange and drape the curtains into a neat and graceful design. While setup takes a considerable amount of time, taking everything down is definitely a lot easier and faster. If you’d rather rent a wedding curtain backdrop, check out the backdrop catalog from Rent My Wedding where you can browse different styles and setups to find the perfect option for your big day!
Are you considering a creative accent wall for your wedding day”
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.