Post # 1
was initially going to try to avoid church decor as we will only be there for 30 minutes but i am having last minute changing of heart and just ordered two all-white altar arrangements and a few pew flowers.
would an aisle runner help beautify the church or not necessarily? i just suddenly noticed the grates lining the aisle and am really bothered by them :-/ would need to quickly find extra-wide runners b/c my florist only has the standard 36″ type.
any other (easy) last minute-suggestions to beautify the church?
Post # 4
I would say no, but I don’t really like aisle runners in the first place. I think it takes away from the beauty (and normalness) of the church.
Post # 5
@kperry3: ditto this.
And I think that is a gorgeous church! I love all the dark wood! It’s already got a red carpet, so I’m not even sure why you would need anything else!
Post # 6
I would say that you don’t need them, but I would be worried about ladies with high heels getting stuck in them… That’s just me though. I’m clumsy and tend not to watch where I’m going so I trip on everything (including a bare floor…).
Post # 7
I don’t like the grates…. but covering up something is not always a good idea… I’m undecided.
Post # 8
I agree, if you cover up the grates someone could step on it with a high heel and get caught and down they go! What about ribbons or flowers on the pews? Its a beautiful church by the way
Post # 9
I think covering up the grates could be dangerous, and I think the church is stunning as it is–no aisle runner, it would only cheapen the look!
Post # 10
i love you guys, thank you so much for all of the thoughts! i feel better about not getting an aisle runner now.
@mizzsle – good point about people not known about the grates and then stepping on them. I think I will add some more pew flowers and call it a day. can’t change my mind after Saturday 🙂
Post # 11
Skip the runner. If the grates really bother you, maybe put a floral arrangement on them? It’s a gorgeous church, I didn’t even notice them, I thought it was a pattern on the carpet. I would be the dunce whose heel broke through the aisle runner, got stuck in the grate, and twisted my ankle.
Post # 12
I love aisle runners (got SO many compliments on our aisle runner!), and have never seen anyone trip on them in a church setting, but in your case, I’d say no aisle runner. If you cover up the grates, I think people will be more likely to trip on them since they’ll be hidden.
Your church is beautiful! Totally doesn’t need extra decoration. 🙂
Post # 13
holy gorgeous ceiling batman! I think this church is stunning as is! I love the beams the the plush looking carpet. I’m jealous 😉
Post # 14
I don’t think you need them! I do like the idea of putting floral arrangements or something on them, though.
Post # 15
@mokara723: Your church is beautiful ! The focus should be on the bride and it will be. I am excited for you!