(Closed) Vintage Theme Advice

posted 6 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I think it sounds lovely– but being just a few days before Christmas, I would talk to the church and make sure that whatever decorations they have can either be removed and re-hung after the wedding, or will tie in with your theme. It’s hard to work around major church holidays, but not impossible.  I think your color schemes sound lovely! I’m doing a similar wedding except with blues/teals as my colors, but my dress is lace and all of the flowers will be white against the blues of their dresses. 

Post # 4
3697 posts
Sugar bee

A couple of points to consider:

– Church decorations are not just aesthetic pieces to be taken down and put up at will; they have significance that ties in with the liturgical season. It will depend on the church, of course, but most churches I’m familiar with would not permit removal of the seasonal banners, etc., at a bride’s whim. If you get married in a church, you need to respect the space and the reasons why the decorations, flowers, etc. are there.

– Dec. 1 places you early in the Advent season (the time of preparation leading up to Christmas), so it’s especially important not to disturb any of the church’s own decor. The good news for you is that the traditional Advent colors are pink, rose, and violet, so much of what is there will probably harmonize fairly well with what you are planning. There will likely be an Advent wreath, typically made of evergreens with three blue/violet candles and one pink one. That is definitely not something to try to remove from the sanctuary, if they have one.

– The smartest thing you could do, at this point, would be to approach the priest/pastor/whoever is in charge of the church environment, and ask them what the Advent decorations will be and what their guidelines and suggestions are for how you can work with them to have a beautiful wedding. You will win points for being a thoughtful and considerate bride if you take this approach, the church will be happy about working with you, and, since you want to use pink anyway, you will probably be able to figure out some lovely ways to complement what will already be in place in the church.

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