18 Pretty Ways To Decorate Your Ceremony Aisle

Photo: Erik Ekroth // Featured: The Knot Blog
Erik Ekroth
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by Bridget Clegg
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Bridget Clegg
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Updated Jul 06, 2020

As elaborate as a carefully manicured floral arrangement and as simple as a mason jar with a few stems, aisle markers add serious style to your ceremony. Flower markers not only help to define the space (perfect if you're working without traditional pews), they also add a fresh ambiance to the room. When it comes to adding wedding aisle decor to your ceremony setup, it can be as simple as creating a hanging arrangement for the chairs with herbs for a subtle fragrance or filling a paper cone with petals or confetti for a practical way to share your exit toss materials.

Wedding Aisle Decor Tip: Take the wedding aisle arrangements from the ceremony to your reception to double dip on your flower and decor budget!

For the ultimate inspiration for your special day, check out our wedding aisle ideas and see the different ways you can incorporate aisle markers into your wedding plans in the gorgeous photos below.

1. Pedestal Flower Arrangements

Place your flower arrangements in an eye-catching pot or pedestal to make them really stand out and make an impression along the aisle.

Photo: Erik Ekroth // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Erik Ekroth

From the album: A Rustic Elegant Wedding in Pocantico Hills, NY

2. Rose and Rosemary Mason Jars

This charming wedding aisle idea incorporates mason jars for a simple and rustic touch.

Photo: Isabel Lawrence Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Isabel Lawrence Photography

From the album: A Rustic Mountainside Wedding in Los Olivos, CA

3. Paper Flower Chair Markers

There's no need to fork over more money for flowers. Simply grab some scissors and paper to construct these floral designs.

Photo: John & Joseph Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: John & Joseph Photography

From the album: A Summery Vineyard Wedding in Temecula, CA

4. Tall Flowers in Galvanized Buckets

Line up metal buckets filled with flowers in front of each row of chairs for a sweet and stylish touch.

Photo: The Nichols Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: The Nichols Photography

From the album: A Vibrant Rustic Wedding in Austin, TX

5. Succulent and Moss Chair Ties

These dainty chair ties are a lovely way of creating pretty wedding aisle decor.

Photo: Peacock Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Peacock Photography

From the album: A Rustic Ranch Wedding in Washington, TX

6. Pedestal and Floating Candle Aisle Decor

Add some elegant drama to your special day with these impressive pedestals and floating candle arrangements along your wedding aisle.

Photo: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design

From the album: A Glamorous Classic Wedding in Chicago, IL

7. Horseshoe and Burlap Markers

This rustic wedding aisle decor with a metal horseshoe charm would be perfect for a barn wedding in the countryside.

Photo: Jess + Nate Studios // Featured: The Knot Blog

From the album: An Elegant Garden Wedding in Gates Mills, OH

8. Antique Lantern Garden Stakes

For this wedding aisle idea, fill lanterns with clusters of flowers for enchanting vibes.

Photo: Kristine Paulsen // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Kristine Paulsen

From the album: An Elegant Country Wedding in Darby, MT

9. Cascading Petals Chair Decor

These cascading petal decorations are as pretty as can be. For extra charm, scatter petals along the aisle, too.

Photo: John and Joseph Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: John and Joseph Photography

From the album: A Couture Romantic Wedding in Dana Point, CA

10. Peony Pew Decor

Give the pews some love at your church wedding with these flower arrangements. They're sure to provide the perfect pop of color.

Photo: The Purple Tree // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: The Purple Tree

From the album: A Colorful Modern Wedding in Beaver Creek, CO

11. Starfish Aisle Markers

Planning a beach wedding? Keep to your theme by including coastal wedding aisle decorations such as these fun starfish.

Photo: Brooke Mayo Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Brooke Mayo Photography

From the album: A Waterfront Wedding in Duck, NC

12. Petal Toss Cones

The flower toss isn't just for the flower girl. Invite your guests to get in on the action when you provide them with containers filled with petals to toss as you exit your wedding ceremony.

Photo: Sandi Foraci Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Sandi Foraci Photography

From the album: An Outdoor Wedding in Washington, DC

13. Modern Vase Aisle Marker

When it comes to wedding aisle decor, vases with interesting designs can go a long way. Pick a handful of neat little vases and fill them with your favorite flowers.

Photo: Angie Wilson Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Angie Wilson Photography

From the album: A Modern Wedding in Englewood, CA

14. Daisy Chain and Floating Candle Decor

Perfect for a summer wedding, this flower and floating candle idea is simple, yet absolutely lovely.

Photo: k. thompson photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: k. thompson photography

From the album: A Sunny Summer Wedding in Washington, DC

15. Tropical Orchid Chair Ties

Go the tropical route and add an ornate arrangement of orchids to the ends of each chair that lines the wedding aisle.

Photo: Kerry Harrison Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Kerry Harrison Photography

From the album: A Modern Wedding in Philadelphia, PA

16. White Pomander Aisle Marker

A sweet-smelling ball of flowers on each chair makes for the most ideal wedding aisle markers.

Photo: Bee Photographie // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Bee Photographie

From the album: A Classic Sophisticated Wedding in Palm Beach, FL

17. Small Arrangement With Garden Decor

Get creative and add garden decor to your flower arrangements. You'll be surprised at what a statement they can make.

Photo: Vero Suh // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Vero Suh

From the album: A Traditional Outdoor Wedding in Menlo Park, CA

18. Ombre Hydrangea Aisle Runner

It'll look like you planted your own special garden along your wedding aisle when you line up flowers one by one.

Photo: Jocelyn Filley Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Jocelyn Filley Photography

From the album: A Rustic Elegant Wedding in Chilmark, MA

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