(Closed) It's a shame so many older, beautiful churches have hideous carpet.

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
46646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

When the guests are seated, and if you use a runner, you will hardly see any of the carpet.

If they are older churches, chances are they have older carpet. I think the church building committee was likely thinking of other factors (wearability, hiding stains etc)  than would be brides choosing their church for the decor.

Post # 4
430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You know you are so right, they do.. it is insanse!  But I would use a runner to cover it up.

Post # 6
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Some of them DO have awful carpeting. However I think the pp is corrective. Once everyone is seated and you have an aisle runner, there won’t be much left to cover!

And, fi you REALLY hate it, you can always use more flower petals, organza or tulle to help cover it up.

I did turn down a few reception spaces because the carpet was awful. One of them was mustard yellow! I’m not having a HUGE reception [about 60 people], so most of it would be bare, and I couldn’t cover it!

Post # 7
9952 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Agree with the others… Church Committees take so many other things into consideration when outfitting / doing upgrades… Brides is not one of them.

Purple… By The Way in Christianity is a sign of rebirth and Christ’s glory… so that is WHY you’ll see it so often in churches (also the colour of Advent & Lent)

A Runner is the perfect solution… personally I don’t think anything say “Bridal” so much as a white runner down the aisle.  Something truly unique to Church Weddings, and very regal.

Hope this helps,


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