Wedding Aisle Flower Ideas

Here’s a look at some of our favorite wedding flowers and aisle decor ideas.

By Jane Chertoff

Wedding Aisle Flower Ideas
Photo by Rewind Photography

The First Look ✨

Wedding aisle flowers are one of the first things that guests will take in as they enter your wedding ceremony space. So, the aisle flowers and ceremony decor can set the tone for your entire wedding day. But, keep in mind, the floral decor that you choose doesn't have to be over-the-top elaborate or expensive (unless that's in your budget, of course!). Sometimes a simple floral arrangement can be beautiful, too.

From neutral greens to romantic rose petals, to tropical blooms, here’s a look at the most popular wedding flowers and aisle decor ideas. This guide will also cover how to choose wedding aisle decorations that are both within your budget and align with your theme, how to best display your wedding flower arrangements, and what questions to ask your florist, if you’re working with one.

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Wedding Aisle Flower Ideas and How to Choose

When you envision how your wedding ceremony will look, you might already know which types of flowers and wedding decor would be perfect for space. If you’re not sure, think about your overall wedding theme and where the ceremony will take place. If you’re having an outdoor wedding, there may already be trees or wildflowers in place. That means that you won’t need as many flowers and that you can keep your wedding aisle decor simple. However, to create more of an ambiance in an indoor space, you may want to go more elaborate with flowers.

Your wedding theme will also play into which wedding aisle flowers you choose. For an outdoor, summer wedding by the lake, lining the ceremony aisle with sunflowers can be a bright and fun touch. For a modern, indoor ceremony, glass vases of roses and other gorgeous blooms along with candles can make a dramatic statement. Neutral greens and/or garlands can look beautiful in a church wedding and other places of worship that already have some built-in decor.

Work with your wedding planner and florist to choose wedding aisle flowers that are in season and go along with your theme. You can also visit the ceremony space together—in-person or virtually—so that you can get a better idea of what flowers will work best, too.

Popular Wedding Aisle Flowers

  • Eucalyptus
  • Sage
  • Hydrangeas
  • Sunflowers
  • Roses (and rose petals scattered down the aisle)
  • Delphiniums
  • Daisies
  • Gardenia
  • Peonies
  • Lavender
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Baby’s Breath

How Much Do Wedding Aisle Flowers Cost?

The amount of money that you’ll spend on wedding aisle decorations and flowers is largely dependent on how large your wedding day venue is, how many guests will attend (more guests equals more rows to decorate), and how elaborate you want your ceremony space to look.

Always be clear and upfront with your florist and decorating team about your budget, as they can let you know which flowers are available and what they can do to space without going over budget.

On average, couples spend between $500 and $2,000 on wedding aisle flowers for the ceremony. If you’re looking for an over-the-top look, you could spend much more than that, though.

Can You Reuse Your Wedding Aisle Flowers Later?

You can make your ceremony flowers serve a double purpose! If you’re trying to cut costs on wedding flowers—use this clever trick and repurpose them later on in the event. You can place the floral arrangement in vases and easily use them as affordable wedding centerpieces for the cocktail hour or reception. You can also give the vases out as guest favors at the end of the evening. Your wedding planner and their team (or a designated point person) should all be aware of the plan for the flowers so that they can be moved seamlessly post-ceremony without you having to worry about it.

Some couples also choose to donate their flowers to a hospital or senior center to spread a bit of joy post-wedding. Make sure that you have a designated go-to person who can take care of transporting them safely, though.

How to Display Wedding Aisle Flowers

There are a few different ways that you can display wedding aisle flowers:

  • Sprinkle petals down the aisle. Make two neat lines of petals and have your wedding party walk in-between them, or make a statement of flower petal art in the middle. You can also just sprinkle petals liberally and let them fall where they may. (Make sure that your venue is OK with this look before you decide on it.)
  • Put vases or planters down the aisles. This look works well for indoor ceremony spaces, too. Just be sure that there’s enough room for your party to walk down the aisle without risking tripping over any flowers.
  • Attach flowers to chairs or pews at the end of each aisle. You may need ribbon, tape, glue, and/or a staple gun to pull this off. If you’re doing this yourself, practice beforehand and make sure that the flowers stay in place.
  • Display a wedding flower arch. Draw your focal point to the front of the aisle where you can create a dramatic arch to display your flowers on.

Questions to Ask Your Florist About Wedding Aisle Flowers

If you’re working with a florist, you may want to ask them the following questions about aisle flowers:

  • What flowers or greenery will be in season for my ceremony?
  • Have you decorated this ceremony space before, and, if so, can I see photos of how it looked?
  • If you haven’t decorated this space before, what are your recommendations for cearemony aisle flowers that will look amazing here?
  • How would you recommend displaying the flowers for the ceremony?
  • Can you work within my budget?
  • Do you charge a delivery fee?
  • Are you available on our wedding date?

Zola: The Destination for All Your Destination Wedding Needs

Whether you choose ranunculus or roses, your ceremony aisle flowers are going to be beautiful and be a big “wow” factor as guests enter the space. If you need more wedding flower ideas for seasonal blooms that will look amazing, Zola has expert advice on the topic. We can also help find amazing local florists in your area who will bring your vision to life and assist you in completing your wedding flower checklist

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