(Closed) Decoraing the church sanctuary…

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Some churches are lovely and don’t need decorations. Unfortunately others, especially some of those that were build in the last 50 or so years are hideous.

A picture of the inside of the church would be appreciated if you want any useful advice.

Post # 4
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m in the same boat.  Not so much worried about the budget, but the stage in our sanctuary seems so CLUTTERED!  There’s the choir chairs, speakers, a grand piano, an electronic piano, a small organ, a sound booth thingy with a drum set.  And we were told we couldn’t really move any of it because of the risk to damage the instruments.  (And the chairs are all bolted together and REALLY heavy, so would be too hard to move.)

Blech, and don’t get me started on the ugly rug in the middle.  That’ll be coming off.  The only decor I have so far are 2 tall candlabras w/ flowers, and the communion table which will be used for the Sand Ceremony and also have flowers on it.

I agree with @red_rose: that it depends on what the church already looks like.  If it’s older/more elegant, you probably don’t need anything.  If it’s more ‘contemporary’ I think you would benefit from stretching your budget and looking for some small potted flowers/plants, or try something with candles, tulle, etc.

Post # 5
7 posts
  • Wedding: February 2010

What time of year are you getting married? If you are getting married near Easter or Christmas, many churches already decorate with their own flowers.
However, I did NOT spend any money on church decorations when I got marred with the exception of a couple very modest floral arrangements on the altar. I don’t regret it one bit. You are there for 20 minutes and all the attention is on YOU (no one is paying attention to little bows on your pews).
I say spend your money where it counts and where guests are going to notice – like the catering!!

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