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Wedding arch
Wedding Arch (Celebration Stuff)
Game The Sims 2, The Sims 3: Generations, The Sims 4.
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §900
Size 1x2 tiles

The Wedding Arch is an object introduced in The Sims 2, The Sims 3: Generations, and The Sims 4.

The Sims 2Edit

In The Sims 2, the wedding arch is used by selecting a member of the engaged couple, clicking on the the arch, and selecting "Get Married" or "Join Union". While Sims can get married or enter a Joined Union with or without using the arch, using the arch allows a player to add a bit of formality, as Sims who get married or joined under the arch will change into their formal clothes.

If the relationship between the two Sims is too low, one may call off the wedding. While this can happen regardless of whether the arch is used, it's more dramatic if the arch is involved.

If the special event camera is enabled, using the wedding arch to marry two Sims will begin a cinematic. If successful, the Sims will exchange vows and rings, flower petals will fall, and the Sims will kiss. If unsuccessful, the Sim who did not initiate the interaction will watch the other Sim begin to put on the ring, then after a few tense moments jerk back his or her hand and run away from the wedding arch. The camera focuses on the rejected Sim as the sounds of footsteps running, a car door slamming, and tires screeching are audible. (An unsuccessful marriage will automatically ruin a wedding party.) After being left at the altar, the proposer and proposed will lose their crush, fall out of love, lose each other as friends and become enemies.

The Sims 2: Celebration Stuff added a second arch to the game, which functions similarly to the base game arch.

Trellisor Wedding ArchEdit

Trellisor Wedding Arch
Ts2 trellisor wedding arch
The photographer's got whooping cough, the flowers were delivered to a funeral by mistake, and your Sims' dream wedding just headed south along with the good weather? At least they can rely on the Trellisor Brand Wedding Arch! Sturdily constructed and eminently stylish, it's one thing that'll never let them down.
Game The Sims 2
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §900
Object type(s) Miscellaneous
Size 1x3

Fun: 1

"I Showed Up" ArchEdit

"I Showed Up" Arch
Ts2 i showed up arch
Once you reach this doorway to parternship [sic] and unity there's no turning back. Tell your significant other that you're in it for the long haul by using the "I Showed Up" Arch in your wedding décor.
Game The Sims 2: Celebration! Stuff
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §900
Object type(s) Miscellaneous
Size 1x3

Fun: 1

  • If Bon Voyage or FreeTime is installed, but Apartment Life or Mansion & Garden Stuff is not, Sims cannot get married on a community lot under this arch. This mod corrects this behavior.

The Sims 3Edit


Sims getting married in a wedding arch, in The Sims 3: Generations.

In The Sims 3, the wedding arch is introduced in the Generations Expansion Pack, as this expansion carries the theme Live Every Age to The Fullest. The Wedding Cake is also available to complement the Sims marriage.

The wedding arch in The Sims 3: Generations resembles the wedding arch in The Sims 2. The couple will have the option to immediately "Get Married" by clicking on the arch, and people will gather around autonomously to watch them exchange rings.

In The Sims 3: Generations, the bride and groom won't wear any special outfits as they do in The Sims 2, so player must decide the best outfits for them on their special day, or let them get married in their default formal outfits.