How to plan a church wedding (Part 2)

If you want to have your wedding in a church, then church wedding decorations will be one of the main consideration in your overall wedding decorations. Since you cannot easily remodel the building, you may need to find a way to blend your intended decorations with existing decor of the church.
Before you choose wedding decorations:

Talk with church officer to find out what, if any, their rules are for wedding decorations.
Decide on a budget for the church wedding decorations.
If you’ve hired a wedding planner, or are working with a décor specialist or someone else who is helping you with decorations, meet with them at the church to discuss your ideas and priorities, and how they will fit in with your wedding colors or theme. Setting your decorating priorities will be particularly important if you are working within a tight budget!


Decorating options:

Standing displays – small, medium, large? How many? These can get quite elaborate. Some florists or wedding decorators can even sell or rent large latticework walls or candleholders that can be decorated with flowers or swags of fabric. You may also be able to rent live potted plants from some florists or greenhouses.
Other floral displays can be on the pews, at the church windows, inside or outside the church entrance, or anywhere else you think needs some prettying up.
Pew bows or ribbons can be used to decorate pews or other areas. You may want to have some especially pretty “pew markers” for the front rows of pews that are reserved for your special guests.
Aisle runners – an aisle runner is a great way to provide more visual focus on you and the wedding party, especially if the church floor is distracting – which it may be if it is elaborately decorated (like mosaic tile) or run-down looking.
Or keep it simple! If your wedding church is already beautiful – say, with elaborate artwork, carved wood, or stained glass windows, for example – your wedding decorations may simply be lost in the visual glory that is the church. If this is the case, you may be better off by providing some simple accents like a removable monogrammed decal, bows on

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