(Closed) is anyone not using flowers in the church?

posted 11 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

In most churchs there will be altar flowers, which are typically donated by members of the church every week. If there are vases for altar flowers, you could just remove them. Most churches are beautiful enough on their own so they don’t need decoration. No big deal if you don’t use flowers. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I didn’t have flowers at the church. The church was beautiful and definitely didn’t need any additional decoration.

Post # 5
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Same here… I need to cut the budget where I can and this was my first idea. The ceremony is so short anyway, I figured it would not be a big deal. My church was built in 1803 and has beautiful stained glass and hardwoods, plus I have 9 bridesmaids..so i figured that was decoration enough! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve noticed at my church that sometimes the flowers donated for the altar are from the previous day’s wedding.  But other times they’re just in honor or memory of someone. 

If the wedding is right after Christmas or Easter then the church might be filled with flowers already. 

But if you don’t want to have flowers in the church, there is no need to. 

Post # 7
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It looks more and more like We’re having our ceremony at a seminary chapel (that’s actually prettier than the church we were going to have it at) and we will have minimal, if any, flowers…it’s just so pretty without the added expense!

Post # 8
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

our chapel is a historic chapel and doesnt ALLOW much decoration – only one or two arrangements on the altar or ribbon on the pews (i have seen a few who did hanging ball flower thingies from the pews) so that cuts my flower budget WAY down.

if the site speaks for itself you dont necessarily need it.

Post # 9
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We didn’t have flowers, since we thought the church was pretty enough on its own.

Post # 10
2467 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

the synagogue we’re using for our ceremony is so gorgeous that my florist actually said we really didn’t need flowers, and that the my and the bridesmaids’ bouquets are enough!

Post # 11
29 posts
  • Wedding: January 2010

If someone is having a wedding before or after you, you can ask for their contact information and see if they would want to split the cost. Or, depending on what season the church may already be decorated (ours is after Christmas and the church contact said it it would look festive enough without flowers). We are only doing bows on the designated family pews, with some hydrangeas attached to cut back on the cost. You could DIY the bows, and the flowers with wire if you want. You don’t NEED flowers, they just look pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
31 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think we’re just renting the candelabras from the church but our church is pretty enough on its own – so no flowers here either

Post # 13
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I don’t plan to use flowers in the church. Our church is already pretty ornate on its own. Plus, there’s usually some kind of flowers in the church on a regular basis anyway. I might put something small the front pews, like a reserved sign or something but that’s about it.

My mom had a good idea to save $$ too – to ask the women’s auxiliary (whatever organization it is in your church in charge of that stuff) if you can contribute some money to the flowers that they’d buy anyway, or just that they buy white. Not a bad idea.

Post # 14
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We’re making DIY pomanders for the pews and just have a small floral spray on a table to represent our loved ones that have passed. We’re getting married in a beautiful church and I didn’t want to take away from that with flowers. Plus, I thought it was sort-of a waste of money since we’ll only be there MAYBE an hour!

Post # 15
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Im not doing pew decorations, and Im pretty sure Im skipping the alter flowers. If there arent any, I doubt anyone would notice. I feel my money is spent better elsewhere.

Post # 16
1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t think we’re going to do flowers/decorations either.  Our chapel is historic and beautiful, and we wouldn’t want to take away from that.

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