Please help with church decoration ideas!

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@whitemochi622:  What a beautiful church! Unless you are having an evening wedding, or are able to turn down the lights in the church, most churches are brightly enough lit that candles and lanterns aren’t all that effective. The price of lanterns also adds up to get the impact that we see in pics.

I would use a pew decor that ties in with your reception decor- in your case olive branches and gold. You don’t have to do every row- every third row is common, or even just the first and last rows.

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I would do some  arrangements  to place on each side of the steps leading up to the altar area. I would also put the same arrangement but larger in scale on top of that short wall that encloses the area for the choir. I would incorporate some of your other colors into these arrangements. You could have someone designated to take these arrangements from the church to the reception venue to place on the gift table, bar, etc.

lovely olive branches in taller arrangements


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I am guessing that your officient will have you stand on the top level.

Another idea would be to hang an olive branch garland on the back wall above where the table and floral arrangement are in your pic. You could use Command Hooks so as not to damage the finish.

just the garland, not the wreath

Post # 4
4 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

Our church looks like that too. I am playing around with the idea of having a table on the platform with 2 large vases on the table (like the 4th pic with the vases on the sides). I also purchased 4 white columns from the craft store (Michaels $8 each), and I will probably put large vases with flowers and use them at least at the pulpit at each end of the bridal party and at the entrance of the church.

Post # 6
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@whitemochi622:  I love the inspiration pic with the candles and think that would be perfect!


I also like these as well



or these appear to be small lanterns which would give your some light as well


Post # 7
30 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love the super tall ceiling and the curved benches!

I think a white runner would really help lighten the look of the aisle – and the Michael’s columns are a great idea!

Maybe something like this?

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