Wedding Planning

Incredible Wedding Decor Ideas for Your Ceremony Altar

Incredible Wedding Decor Ideas for Your Ceremony Altar



In need of some last minute wedding decor ideas for your altar? Look no further. We’ve rounded up ten of our favorite pieces of decor.



Candles and Greenery



Candles & Greenery


We chose this simple look first on our list of wedding decor ideas. This backdrop is both eclectic and modern. We love how the bride chose greenery as the focal point of the altar and added gold candlesticks to contrast. The colors and arrangement of decor give this altar a dreamy, yet earthy, vibe.




Vintage Door



Vintage Door


Perfect for your “something old.” Use an antique door frame for your altar. Let the tarnish and distress shine through with this vintage piece of decor for a look that is both unique and eye-catching. Adorn the top of the frame with your wedding flowers and lush shades of greenery to finish.




Birch & Floral



Birch, Please


A dreamy look for a rustic wedding. This bride chose birch logs, candlelit mason jars and floral arrangements including garden roses and hydrangeas to decorate the stairs leading up to the altar. This collaboration of decor is stunning and elegant.




Circle Wedding



Be Our Guest


We are obsessed with the set up of this wedding. Place your chairs to circle around you and your honey for the nuptials so everyone has a great seat with a different view. The bride chose to have floral arrangements all around them for the ceremony. She also placed a small table in the center to light their unity candles and added twinkle lights.




Fireplace Altar



Fireplace Romance


Why not use an unconventional object, like a fireplace mantle, for your altar? Keep the mantle looking rugged like this bride chose, or refurbish it with a color to match your wedding palette. Decorate with pretty florals and candle lights to complete the look.




Oversized Paper Flowers



Pretty Paper


This bride chose oversized paper flowers to decorate her wedding altar. Use shades that match your color palette and find different cuts to create different types of flowers.




Hexagonal lanterns



Hexagon Lanterns


Build the perfect arbor by pairing hydrangeas and succulents with hanging hexagonal lanterns. This eye-catching piece of decor looks amazing for a modern themed wedding.




Wooden Cross



Religious Wooden Altar


Use wood to create a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony, then adorn it with lush greenery and pretty florals to create a feel that is both whimsical and meaningful.




Hanging Lights



Hanging Decor


For an outdoor wedding, try hanging your decor! String mason jars with tealight candles inside. This bride also used some jars filled with beautiful wildflowers and added depth to the hanging pieces by adding a cool lantern to the mix.




Macrame Altar



Macrame Altar


This one’s perfect for the bohemian bride. Use a hoop strung with macrame. We love how the bride decorated the gold loop with green ferns and contrasting pinks and burgundy flowers. Add the final touch with a side table, candles, and more flower arrangements.