(Closed) Ceremony Decor HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Did you decide to use the feather centerpieces at the reception?

Remind us of some details re your decor.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m having ribbons on alternate pews and flower petals in jars on the other.

Very cheap … but looks lovely. Can you do this with candles and or fairy lights?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

if you wants flowers at the alter, you can always bring a couple vases and then have someone get some flowers from grocery.  That would definitely be cheaper than having a florist to arrange it.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I saved this pic a couple of minutes ago when I still though you might be using feathers.

You could easily make your own altar arrangements.  Get a container you like, large enough to be featured in the altar area. If you are using square vases at the recpetion, you could repeat that by using a tall square container.

You may need to fill it up with styrofoam packing peanuts or even empty boxes to lift up the flowers. Go to a nursery and get a living red rose plant. If there are not enough blooms open on the plant, you can supplement them with some roses you purchase separtely and place in floral tubes. Set it on top of the filler and use something around the bottom as a filler and to disguise the plant pot.

If feathers are a possibility, you can get inexpensive boas at the $ store and wrap them around the base. If feathers are out of the question, you can get a green garland of some sort.

You could easily do two of these large arrangements for less than $50.

You could repeat the red roses for aisle decor in many different ways. These hanging ball vases hold a single open bloom and could be hung with red ribbon.

http://www.jamaligarden.com/detail/24623/67/glass-vases/bud-vases/4in-hanging-ball-vase.php

  

 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Jenbee:  Do you have a picture of the church that you could post?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

YOu could save your spaghetti jars and other glass jars between now and the wedding, buy some cheap ribbon online, and order just enough flowers to do this:

beautiful aisle decor

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think it just takes a few hours per glass jar to really bring some life into the room – and you could just buy the flowers at the grocery store the morning of the wedding, buy maybe 5 bouquets, I’m sure it would be <$80.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Jenbee:  I didn’t spend much on my ceremony flowers – I had bunches of baby’s breath tied with silver ribbons along the aisle and 2 simple arrangements of tall curly willow with a cuff of hydrangeas.  I had the florist take care of them, but they were really so simple I’m sure it would have been cheaper to DIY.

 

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Jenbee:  The hanging glass ball vases are from jamali gardens. The link is above the pic.

If that would be too costly you could use small jars and tie the ribbon around the neck of the jar.

You could also use test tubes. You would have to hot glue the ribbon to the top of the test tube.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

@julies1949:  Actually, too, check with your priest (and not this woman, whoever she is – the parish secretary? parish wedding coordinator?) before you spend any money on altar flowers: from what I understand, in Catholic churches we are not supposed to put any flowers or other decorations on the altar for weddings.

I’m not sure if that’s a universal rule or if it varies from parish to parish, but, as it was explained to me, the altar is where the sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated and where the consecration takes place, and so the only items that belong on it ever are the vessels and cloths for the bread and wine, the book the priest reads from, possibly candles, and possibly a crucifix.  Our priest actually encourages couples to go as minimal as possible on flowers and other decorations for the church, because the focus is supposed to be on the Mass and the sacrament, not on the visual details.

It depends, of course – we’re going to be in a fairly ornately-decorated church that doesn’t really need anything in the way of embellishment. Other churches are a lot plainer and flowers might matter more. And if you’re not having a full Mass with your wedding, it might be a little different as well. But definitely check with the priest before putting anything, flowers or whatever else, on the altar itself. (and if you do end up putting decorations in the sanctuary area, make sure that you/your florist/your bridesmaids/whoever know not to use the altar as a worktable and put scissors, tape, etc., on it.) Just want to make sure you don’t get yelled at, if you didn’t know. Wink

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