(Closed) Decorating your Church for Ceremony? How many of you did or are doing this?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are just going to do flower cones on the first 8 peius….and maybe have a vase of flowers at the altar, which we will move to the bar area at the reception.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am making large, organza blooms with a ribbon loop to go on the end of the first 8-10 pews.  Then a few “reserved” signs.  We aren’t going overboard.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am meeting with my decor lady very soon; I definitely want the flower cones used again….maybe on the railing of the deck for our cocktail reception.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re having two large arrangements on either side of the altar and small floral arrangements on the first 10 pews.

Apparently the florist can then modify those pew arrangements into some garlandy type thing that will decorate the guestbook table at the reception…I have no idea how it works…it’s all a mystery to me, but it sounds pretty 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m at a loss with this too! My mother keeps insisting that we MUST have large flower arrangements at the altar (like hergreenapples is doing) but I’m trying to keep costs low, and this seems like an easy area to scale back. I would prefer pouring more $$ into the reception decor…

We’re definitely doing some kind of thing to hang on the front pews that are reserved for family.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Do you have a picture of the inside of your ceremony venue?

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Here is our church…

 

I’m not doing too much… I made these for every other pew. And we’ll have flowers by the baptismal font there and some up front. And a friend is making wreaths or letters to put on the front doors. No aisle runner. I’ve never seen them be anything but wrinkled.

 

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Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

haha @jennhasfeet – about the visually loudest church I’ve even been in. Needless to say, our “colors” are yellows and blues. Could you imagine trying to fight that?

Have you been able to find any photos through google image search?? I’ve been able to find things through that when I couldn’t find pics through regular google. –

You could do some paper/tissue decorations. They are time investments, but cheaper than flowers. I did those b/c I wanted to be able to do them ahead of time. And i’m a paper geek. So something non-floral like that would be easy to do ahead of time.- OR some (real or fake) sticks with some color decor (ribbon, pom poms) could be simple, but add a little bit of color. You could tie them w/ color satin ribbon and put those on some pews.

Maybe take some potential ideas with you when you go to the church next and see how they look inside.

I did the pinwheels for every other pew b/c I wanted the picture of me walking down to have deocation on the pews hahah it was a bride-crazy moment.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Is it inside a church? If so wait till all the church members leave so you won’t have somebody’s head sticking out like a sore thumb in the pics… 

We had to take pictures too, but I don’t have them on this computer… The quality was not that good I’d like to take some new pics…

I have a few different ways I want to decorate.. both of them are will tulle in the center aisle… 

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Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yeah… and it really depends on what kind of seating is there. If they are old wood pews, you probably can’t attach anything. But some of the newer ones that have pews made out of chairs are different… and would be really easy to do the pretty tulle stuff like futuremrsgibbs shows!

If you haven’t already, give your chuch wedding contact a call before you go so you know what they allow you to do as far as attaching things. One wedding we were at recently had really cool staff-type thigns that hung over the end of the wood pew (like, the arm of the pew) and they had little  globe vases with flowers. They were really cool. The church or florist might have some decor hardware available already.

 

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