Church Wedding Decorations

Church Wedding Decorations

Deciding on your church wedding decorations takes a lot of time . . . and a big bite out of the wedding budget! Here are some tips on how to save money by making some of your own decorations.

Wedding Decorations for Church Doors

Church wedding decorations often include hanging something special on the doors. Before you decide to do this, you must check with the church officiant to see if this is permitted.

You may be told that it is not allowed to drill holes or any hanging devices that will damage the doors.

Ask if it permissible to use a metal door hanger. They often come in black, silver or gold. If you wish, they are easily painted to match the decor of your wedding.

Whether you hang a church door wreath, wedding bows or flower arrangments, keep them on the light side in case the door must be opened or shut during the ceremony. You certainly don’t want something tumbling down on someone’s head!

This bride to this wedding wanted to keep the charming rustic flavor the this little country church. I sponge painted metal door hangers with a light green paint, put some cut up OASIS foam in a heavy duty freezer bag (to prevent drips), inserted it into the tins and poked small holes with a floral knife. I then carefully inserted the fresh hydrangeas deep into the foam in the plastic bag.

These were a great favorite with the bride and matched the tin pew decorations and flower girl basket. These were church wedding decorations that the bride could use as a keepsake to adorn her new home with.

Non-Slip Aisle Runner

No matter whether you choose a disposable aisle runner, a cloth aisle runner or a personlized or monogram aisle runner – your first consideration should be that is is a non-slip aisle runner!

Aisle runners can become tangled in a long bridal train, around the feet of the elderly and have tripped many a flower girl or ring bearer.

I make sure the aisle runner is lined up so it will unroll evenly down the aisle.

I do not trust the little pull strip of adhesive on the aisle runner itself. If there is carpeting, I secure the runner to the carpet with several corsage pins.

On a marble or hard floor, I may put down a couple spots of Florist Tac – a sticky adhesive that peels off easily after the ceremony without leaving any marks or residue.

Love the look of a monogrammed aisle runner – but cringe at the cost? Try creating your own with either rub-ons or iron ons. (Just be sure if you use an iron that you use a paper or cloth aisle runner – NOT a polyester or plastic type one!)

Tulle Wedding Decorations

Tulle wedding decorations are a way to fill in a large area with an inexpensive product. Be careful when storing tulle for long periods of time to keep carefully wrapped around a bolt. Tulle creases and wrinkles easily, making it very difficult to decorate with if crumpled into large plastic bags.

Creative draping around candelabras makes for an elegant look. Use electrical zip ties for easy on and easy off. Don’t be afraid to allow some of your material to spill onto the floor.

Just greenery and tulle adds a graceful touch. Don’t try to be too exact or pull the fabric too tightly.

Here the wide swath of tulle is simply gathered tightly at the top, right under the candles. Then it is allowed to fall openly to the floor.

All photos courtesy of John Henry. All rights reserved

Church Entrance Decorations

This smart bride made the use of large potted ferns to line her entrance into the church. You can purchase or rent them at a cheaper cost than flower arrangements of a comparable size. You see what a lovely way she made her grand entrance with into the church!

If you remember from the altar pictures above, we also used large potted palms as church wedding decorations close by the piano and the pulpit.

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Wedding church pew decorations

Church Wedding Decorations

Wedding church pew decorations are just one decorating idea for your wedding day.

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Church wedding decorations, including wedding church pew decorations, are just some of the ways that you can add beautiful touches to your special day. Make sure you have your elegant, yet inexpensive wedding church decorations prepared in advance and ready to be setup on the big day.

If your wedding is very traditional, you may want to consider using altar or aisle flowers that match your bouquet as part of your church wedding decorations. For an exotic touch, decorate the aisle using orchids or lilies. If you prefer a more casual wedding, use simpler, inexpensive wedding church decorations such as garden flowers such as carnations, daisies or tulips.

Flowers are not the only wedding church pew decorations that can be used. Consider using tulle on the pews, combined with ribbon or even a wedding theme decoration. For example, if your theme is “Western”, you could hang a small cowboy hat on the end of each pew. Wrap some tulle around it for an elegant touch.

The same idea can work for any theme, and will add unique detail. Hint: you can use Christmas tree ornaments in various styles that match your wedding theme. Affix the ornament to a clear string, add tulle or ribbon, and your pew ends will look full and well-decorated. Here are a few more theme inspired, wedding church pew decorations.

  • For a beach-themed wedding, tie seashells over tulle on each pew end along the aisle.
  • For an Asian-themed wedding, adorn pew ends with colorful Japanese lanterns or scarves made of Thai silk.
  • For a fairytale-themed wedding, use miniature glass slippers backed with organza ribbon or tulle.
  • For a heart-themed wedding, tie paper hearts or Valentines on the pew ends, and include some ribbon to give the decoration a little more pizzazz.
  • For a nautical-themed wedding, you could affix wooden lighthouses to the pews and tie with ribbon or nautical twine.

Plants are another inexpensive wedding church decoration touch that will add warmth. Instead of just flowers at the altar, why not include some potted plants, or even line up small plants along the aisle entry? This is a great idea for a garden themed wedding, or even a spring or summer wedding. In keeping with the idea of using plants for church wedding decorations, you can incorporate leaves, real or imitation, into the design by scattering them down the aisle or by placing a colorful leaf on each seat.

You can also use traditional items to add to your church wedding decorations, such as altar flowers and a warm welcome table adorned with ribbon. In addition, you can hang streamers, flower garland, or large bows on the door. Even if you don’t decorate the aisles, you’ll still have personalized, inexpensive church wedding decorations to welcome your guests and create a nice mood.

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Winter Wedding Decorations

Winter Wedding Decorations

A winter wedding is meant to sparkle like new snow on a clear evening.

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Winter can be a magical season for decorating a wedding. A sparkling snowscape can beautifully emphasize your wedding white, or strikingly set off a richer, rarer color palate of jewel or earth tones. Even if you won’t have a snowy backdrop, the darker skies and indoor atmosphere invite ample use of lights, sparkles, and reflective things.

Many of the winter wedding decorations you may seek will already be widely available for the holidays, and available at a considerable discount if purchased the year before.

A good decorating item to get on discount is candles, since they have a hundred uses and you could easily buy a hundred! Winter candles include shapes such as snowflakes, stars, and candy canes, and fresh scents such as evergreen or mint.

Sometimes the simplest design is the most elegant: clear or frosted glass holders with candles in white, lavender, periwinkle blue, or pink will artfully dress up your wedding or reception. Or add a sprinkling of snowflake, star, or heart confetti to sparkle in the light.

Also consider using the following natural elements planning your winter wedding:

  • Pine Cones
  • Eucalyptus
  • Poinsettias
  • Holly
  • Berries
  • Evergreen
  • Ivy
  • Mistletoe
  • Pomegranates
  • Oranges, Cloves and Cinnamon sticks
While flowers can be expensive, roses and calla lilies are always available. Poinsettias are always an economical choice, available in white, yellow, and pink, as well as red. Gardenias are great for floating in a bowl with candles. Or for a more original arrangement, combine hydrangeas with pomegranates and eucalyptus.

Gold or silver accents are elegant with winter botanical arrangements, but you may also consider a cocoa or sable brown to compliment your wedding colors. Use complimentary color palates for dramatic results. For example, by using a dark color like burgundy with a softer one like pink, you provide your guests with an unexpected and romantic feast for the eyes.

Bells are an excellent winter wedding decoration. Tie tiny bells into your botanical arrangements; set them across the reception tables to encourage guests to ring and toast; or give them as wedding favors to guests as the enter the church, so that they can ring them as the married couple leave. Tie the bell favors to ribbons and have the ribbons printed with the names and dates of the wedding. Guests can later hang them on their Christmas trees!

Glass ornaments should also be considered when decorating for your wedding. Choose ornaments in snowflake, star, and heart shapes. Hang them on trees, flower arrangements, or on candle holders. Make a garland decorated with these ornaments and string it where your lighting can enhance its beauty.

If you think ahead, you can create enchanting winter wedding decorations without buying anything labeled and priced explicitly for weddings. Just consider everything you love best about the season, and you can surely use it in your design.

Excellent ideas you can take from the book: “Winter Wedding Idea Book

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