I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED all the wedding archways I had seen on Pinterest.
I wanted to create something similar for my brothers reception so that they could have some thing beautiful to stand under. Of course mine doesn't look as pretty because the indoor lighting is less flattering but it was still very beautiful in person. This type of archway can get a little pricey but we got really lucky and were able to borrow some VERY long pieces of muslin fabric from a friend. If you are not as lucky shop around online to find something cheap. How much fabric you need really depends on how high your ceilings are and how high you are planning to make your arch. You will probably need a MINIMUM of 20-25+ yards of fabric. We probably used double that. After we drapped our fabric through the wreaths the first time I stood back and didn't like it because the fabric was so thin it looked like a limp noodle hanging there. To help give our fabric more volume we actually draped another piece of fabric that was probably close to 25-30 yards through the wreaths. If fabric is too expensive you could also use the same material we used to cover our chairs with. It's a white plastic that comes on a roll. It looks almost just like fabric. In fact, I had to walk up to it and touch it before I realized it was a plastic. My mom bought hers from Party City. They have a roll of 250ft on their webisite for $26.99. Click HERE to see it. I also had a friend that bought some on Shop Wild Things for her daughters wedding. She used it to drape across the food tables. You could also use this material as a table cloth too if you were in a pinch. I could not find it on the Shop Wild Things website but I bet if you called an associate they could help you locate it.
To make your arch you will first want to make sure you have the height to be able to do this. We used three wreaths to help us make our archway. The middle of our top wreath was proably somewhere around 10 feet tall. and the two lowers wreaths and draped fabric was between 8-9 feet. We made our wreaths to help keep our cost down. Head HERE for a tutorial on how we made them.
And like that you have an awesome archway for your Bride and Groom to stand under! I really wish I had some better pictures of this. These pictures did not do it justice!