Post # 1
There’s this gorgeous chapel I’ve been eyeing and that SO loves, but the carpet throughout the church is this hideous, bright purple color which I despise and would most likely clash with my decorations.
Anyone else run into this issue? SIGH!
Post # 3
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
You know you are so right, they do.. it is insanse! But I would use a runner to cover it up.
Post # 5
@julies1949: Oh, I’m sure the last thing they were concerned with was what brides thought of their carpet! 🙂 I hadn’t even thought of a runner…definitely something to look into, thanks. Just concerned this color may be a bit too distracting!
Post # 6
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
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,