Post # 1
Okay so my fiance and i are getting married in a very very old church and schoolhouse. We are very limited on the decorations sadly and that makes everything so much harder for me! No candles, no tape, no tacks! Im also on a tight tight budget! Ill post pics. Any help would be great. Our color is fuchsia and im also deciding what other color to use to. Help with that would be great to lol.
Post # 3
These places are gorgeous!! I’m not sure I have any ideas offhand without knowing a bit more about the kinds of things you like. Are you wanting to decorate with flowers, candles, etc? Maybe you could have a few large decorative items that make a big statement and perhaps won’t need to be fastened to anything? You could then do accent those pieces with small, inexpensive centerpieces (candles seem to be a low-cost item with high impact).
Post # 4
I would love to do candles but they are a fire hazard so we cant :(.
The color theme is fuchsia. I was thinking of making pomanders and hanging them on the end of the pews. I could make them very easily and it would be cheap. They have hooks supplied there that we are allowed to use apparently.
Post # 5
Maybe get a back drop to add some color to the walls without actually attaching anything? Big piece of cloth/material/tuelle and nail it to wooden stands (have any handymen on the guest list?) then wrap the stand in the same color so you don’t see the wood. Also, maybe hang party lanterns (Party City) from the lights in the reception hall.
Post # 6
how about some LED candles in mason jars hanging from the sides of the chair with flowers surrounding and ribbons or rope connecting them to the chairs? You can also just use ribbon alone to make it cheaper and make long strands of different colors coming off the sides of the chairs.
but something sort of similar to this:
or here is something similar to the ribbon idea… except instead of going all the way across the chair I was thinking you could them all on just that one one corner of chair along the isle.
hope that helps!
Post # 7
I would do the pomanders..they can be made very cheap- speacially if you use coffe filters and dye the tips instead of tissue paper… the i would get a 2 pillars and put fake flower arrangements or ferns on them..and then i would get the electric/battery operated candles and use them.
You can also make tissue paper/coffe filter streamers you can use for the walls and ceilings
The chinese lanterns are nice idea as well.
Also as if command strips are allowed- i know even in apt complexes that dont allow tape/nailes yadda..the command strips work because they come off cleanly and they can hold alot of things
Post # 8
I think your spaces have a lot of potential. (Except for whoever back in the 70’s thought it’d be a good idea to line pews in orange). But when people are sitting there you won’t even notice that, I’m sure.
So anyways, I was looking for pics of wreaths or buckets of flowers hanging over the side of the pew and came across this page: http://www.wishspecialevents.com/blog/2009/12/wedding-aisle-decoration-ideas/
It wasn’t what I was originally looking for but I actually think pictures near the bottom where they’ve set up tall glass vases with branches/flowers in them would look really great in your venue and probably wouldn’t cost too much to put together (just one flowered branch, a bunch of rocks in the bottom and some water for each one). You could continue that theme on the altar with a white arch with a few flowers woven in and maybe some ribbon for a little more color. That or maybe prop some tall, straight, trellises against the wall at the back of the stage (again with some flowers/ribbons) and a few of the glass vases scattered around the stage too to frame in the center where you and your Fiance and the preacher, etc will be standing. A lavendar aisle runner would really make the space pop too.
And the best thing about those decorations – if you’re trying to save money you could repeat those decorations at the reception using the aisle vases as centerpieces or just scattered around the room. Good luck!
Post # 9
Your pic shows decorations added to the front wall. Will you be able to take those down? Are you allowed to attach things to that wall?
A pp mentioned that the orange probably won’t show much when people are seated, but you could include orange in your color scheme. It looks great with fuchsia.
This is just a curtain of ribbons. If you are not allowed to use Command Hools to secure a line to the front wall, you could do the same over a pipe supported by two poles inserted into patio umbrella stands. I love the simple 6″x6″ posts instead of pillars.