(Closed) Pew Bows or Decorations

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have to admit I love fresh flowers.  I will have mostly fresh on the day but as far as aisle decor, I love the kissing ball on a shepherd’s hook for outdoors, or hung on edges of pews for inside decor.  I also am going to do (either in or outside) a personalized aisle runner and have fresh rose petals lining either side of the runner. 

I haven’t honestly seen pew bows in a while.  What is popular are colored sashes on the backs of the chairs to match the decor and the kissing balls.  They can be fresh or faux.  I’ll go with fresh though.

I am going to possibly be a 2 bouquet bride!  One to keep forever (like the one I saw above and from Amanda 1986)and one to dry.  I’m an encore bride and had my first bouquet preserved and it looked…dead..colors changed and it did not look anything like my real bouquet did. 

Here’s another "forever" bouquet I love !

 

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Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are going to have pomanders that I am making with tissue paper in our wedding colors. The venue we are looking at is so pretty that I just wnated a touch of our colors and that is it becuse I dont want to take away from the buildings historic beauty.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I do love the look of all pomanders!  Real or faux.  Paper pomanders are gorgeous too!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

It depends a lot on the church.  Some churches will only allow pew bows, if they allow them at all!  if you are outside, I think people are really going for decorating the aisle with flower petals or draping unconventional things over the ends of the aisles…picture frames, cones with flowers, lanterns, etc.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

This is an excellent question, because we just got quoted an OUTRAGEOUS price by our florist for pew arrangements, and I’m thinking of doing them myself. We’d like to use live flowers — just not a lot of them. The church is very ornate, so we don’t need a lot, but I’d like a little something. So:

1) Can anyone point me to a good DIY pew flowers site that includes instructions in using live flowers?

2) Can anyone give me suggestions for how many pew flowers would look good in a 22-pew, very ornate church? I was thinking of having them on the first, eighth, fifteenth and 22nd rows, or just at the front and the back, but my mom thinks we should just have a few on the first three or four rows (where the family et al will be sitting) and none on the back. Any words of wisdom would be most welcome. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m having an outdoor ceremony and I am having pomanders at every other row of chairs. They will then be brought inside for extra decor or on the escort card table.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are not having flowers at the wedding, other than the bouquets.  However, we will have an ornate chuppah and pew bows.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

My daughter’s wedding was canceled twice,but finally took place on June 20th. Over 2 years ago I found and bought these beautiful bows on Ebay made of weatherproof paper. They are reusable and can be styled 3 different ways as well as being substantial enough to add flowers,etc. You can also lightly mist them down with water and reshape or iron lightly, I wasn’t sure how they’d look after hanging in the closet under plastic for 2 years,but they were brand new and worked beautifully…even in the rain. I attached a single fuschia flower in the center of each for her wedding,and plan to reuse them for my other daughter’s wedding next May. They were hung on the ends of the chairs on every other row.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am thinking about having 2 large pomanders hanging on the first last aisle’s end chairs. Our venue is very dark (a winery) and I am planning on using all white flowers. If I get brave enough I would like to make them myself! Also, we are having out initials made of moss (I found on a blog here) on the front doors of the building.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t care for the look of pew bows so much, so I kept with the floral theme of the wedding…roses, hydrangea and ivy! I was able to use the flowers at the church and the reception! Gorgeous!

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