Post # 1
The Church FI & I are getting married at is simplistic compared to other Catholic Churches in my area (not as pretty). I am debating on doing any type of decorations. Picture of the altar is attached.
Reason being we are really tight on money, I am having a hard enough time on reception decor in making decisions & I am not a very DIY person (crafty). What would you recommend?
My colors are black, lime green & white, we are also being married in August. So if anyone has any budget friendly ideas I would appreciate them!
Post # 3
Will they have those floral arrangements in front of the alter for your wedding? Or something similar?
If so, maybe just something on the ends of the pews. Pomanders, a sprig of a flowering shrub with a ribbon- do you have someone whose garden you can raid?
Post # 4
My church is more modern looking as well compared to some gorgeous churches I have seen on here. With that said, I am not going out of my way on decorating the church. I rather spend my money elsewhere! I reached out to a girl I went to high school with that got married at my church and she said she didn’t spend a penny (even though based on her reception venue, I’m sure she could have). She said she got her bouquets and boutineers from the local florist who also does the weekly church flowers. The florist asked the church if it was okay to do that week’s arrangment in her colors. They were two medium sized arrangements against the wall on two pillars. See if this is an option for you! I would have never thought of it!
Post # 5
i have no decorating advice but just wanted to say i really like the look of your church – very nice
Post # 6
ask a bridesmaid or family friend to make some pew bows and maybe get or borrow two large vases to put some lime green colored florals in for up front — I bought two large plants at the local farmer’s market to use. It is a very nice church all on its own, just think of what you would like the backdrop to look like in your formal photos after your ceremony.
Post # 7
My only advice is to reuse stuff from your ceremony at your reception – more for your money. 🙂 Just a few things, like those mentioned by PPs, would definitely work in that setting.