(Closed) Do I have to Decorate the Church??

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Decorate the Church - Yes or No
    Yes, you have to : (3 votes)
    4 %
    No, a total waste : (31 votes)
    41 %
    Maybe just a few small things : (42 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @michelle314: You deocrate as much, or as little, as you’d like. You are the one setting the tone of the wedding. What are you going for? Maybe we can suggest some simple and low cost ideas for you.

    Post # 5
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i would put an arrangement or two on the altar and then move them to the reception so they work double-duty. anything else would just be a waste if they’re not that important to you!

    Post # 6
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    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @michelle314: I don’t like pew bows either, so I didn’t use them. I made my own pomanders (6) and placed them on the floor along the aisle. You can also use a few candles, at the altar, if you’d like. There are many alternatives other than the normal pew bows and such.

    Post # 7
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    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I was thinking that I wasn’t going to decorate much if at all.  My Catholic church is beautiful with all the stained glass windows.  I am also not a fan of the poufy bows.  I figured I would price out some flowers but I’m not going to be upset if I go with nothing.

    Post # 8
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    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    For my wedding, I had flowers and bows for the pews and that’s it.

     

    Oh, if you want flowers, you could see if there is another bride having a wedding on the same day… You could share the flowers and the cost of the flowers, too! 

    Post # 9
    Member
    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted “maybe a few things”.  Perhaps something – flowers and bow – on the first two rows of pews for immediate family?  

    Post # 10
    Member
    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    If church decorations aren’t important to you, then I wouldn’t spent a lot of money or time on them.  The church that my sisters got married in actually asked that you NOT do much in the way of decorations, because they consdered the ceremony a sacred religious event and didn’t want decorations taking away from that.  We aren’t getting married in a church, but I’m not decorating the ceremony space at all  (it’s just not important to me)

    Using the same flowers for the alter and the tables at the reception is a great idea. 

    Post # 11
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I didnt do any decorations minues 4 little memorial candles at the front…NO ONE noticed and no one said anything. My Mother-In-Law was pushing big floral bouqets etc and i was kjust like “naahhhh” and i think it looked fine.

     

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    Post # 13
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    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We are hardly doing any decorating at all in the church.  There are so many damn restrictions on what we can do, LOL.

    We have submerged flowers and floating candles for the pew markers, and 2 small floral arrangements for the altars.  Plus candles in the windows.

    That’s it!

    Post # 14
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    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Church’s are made to be beautiful.   So you probably don’t need to do much.  We are just doing enough flowers so that the church can have some on the alter for sunday.

    Post # 15
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    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If you don’t want to, don’t do it.  I don’t plan on doing any church decorations -it’s a small chapel that only seats 160, so adding anything to the initimate space would make it feel cramped.

    Post # 16
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    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m putting two dozen roses on the table where we will sign our marriage licence, and then moving them to the cake table at the reception. That’s it. I don’t think anyone will notice or care.

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