(Closed) How would you decorate my church & venue?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
46597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Your church is beautiful. It looks more like a cathedral.There is a lot going on at the front of the church. I am assuming that some of those potted flowers are seasonal and won’t be there in May.

If you are using mason jars and flowers at the reception I would do something in the same vein for the ceremony. Perhaps a couple of large arrangements on either side of the altar in a vase/container that can be used again at the reception-  on the guestbook table or bar. Place the arrangement high up so it will show in your pics.

  like this only a much less rigid arrangement


If you have someone to help you, you could even use the same jars of flowers at the church and for centerpieces. You need someone who is willing to gather them up quickly after the ceremony, then go straight to the reception and place them as centerpieces.

Mason Jar Pew Decor

This is from a competition but could be the inspiration for something on a smaller scale.

Attach a picture of the two of you-framed or not, and add some dried flowers for a pop of color.

I think it would be cool to start at the back with a pic of your great grandparents if you have one, then grandparents, parents, then the two of you. Do the same on both sides of the church.

Picture frame pew decorations

Another make ahead idea

a wood circle with your initals or a short phrase wood burned on it

Each verse of 1 Corinthians 13 as pew or aisle decor.


grapevine ball with dried flowers inside

Pew Decoration Possibility

Post # 4
45 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Have you checked with the church to see what decoration they permit?  Some older churches don’t allow anything to be attached or put on the pews and flowers must be left at the church.  

Honestly, it’s such a beautiful church that I don’t think it needs much more than altar flowers.

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