Planning your church wedding can be very exciting and challenging at the same time. It is exciting because this is one of the most awaited and beautiful days of your life. But it is also challenging because there are a lot of things that you have to consider – the church, the reception, the guests, the entourage and even the decorations.
Decorating the church for your wedding can be more difficult than decorating your reception. Churches are not built for glamour and picturesque scenes. They are built for prayer and solemnity, and though beautiful could be austere looking rather than festive. Also there may be restrictions on the extent of how you decorate the church. Still, there are a lot of ways that you can make the church look alive and festive but be subtle about it. Here are some of the most creative church wedding decoration ideas for you to pick up on:
Church Decorations for Weddings
Church weddings can be very dramatic in spite of the fact that churches are not built to look lovely and quaint. Adding the right touches makes all the difference. You just have to look at the church and see what complements well with it. The high wooden ceiling has a rustic vintage feel to it. By adding layers and layers of white flowers, the whole look is completed. The effect is a rustic vintage scene.
You can even play around with the seasons and use it as a theme for decorating the church. Fall and winter themes have very rich color palettes to work on. You can also opt to use branches, twigs and leaves to decorate instead of just using flowers. This idea is unique, creative and may even save you money. The overall effect though is great.
Church Pew Wedding Decorations
In decorating church pews, you have to consider the elements that you can work on. For one thing, if the church is a well-lighted, sunny place, it is best to use that to the best of your advantage. Decorating with all-white flowers and lace makes the church even lighter and creates a romantic setting. Adding a touch of color will also be great to highlight the lightness of the whole affair. Here the color used is green which is accented by the leaves of the flowers. It isn’t bold enough to steal away the sunny, light effect of the white theme.
Another great idea to decorate the wedding pews is to mirror the bouquet of the bride. When she comes down the aisle, the visual is very cohesive. Since most church pews are dark in color, bold dark colors may contrast well against it. In order to avoid this, you can add touches of white to create the contrast. It doesn’t have to be long trails of lace. A simple white ribbon hanging from the flowers could already provide the contrast.
Church Wedding Decorations Ideas
You can go all out in your church wedding decorations. You can have elaborate aisle decorations. You can have elegant pew decorations. You can even decorate the floor with flower petals. You can mix combinations of flowers, candles and different fabrics for your decorations. The key is to work with what you already have which is the church and then embellish on that. If the church allows you to go all out on your decorations, then do so.
Wedding Church Pew Decorations
Church pew decorations could be more than just the traditional flowers and lace decorations. Sometimes flowers are just used to accent the major decorations. Here, the candles are the highlight of the pew decorations. When lighted, the candles reflect the lights on clear surfaces creating a soft, dreamy atmosphere for the whole church.
If the wedding pews are light colored particularly white, this provides a perfect canvas to put colors on. What may not work so well for dark-colored pews will look lovely on lighter colored pews. Take advantage of this and use bright colors that will pop out.
Of course, the traditional combination of flowers and yards of fabric still work great for pews. This look is a classic and never gets old.
Church Aisle Wedding Decorations
Aisles are the tricky part in church wedding decorations. If the church already has a great floor with a vivid design, it is important that you do not overdo on your aisle decorations. Otherwise it will clash with the floor and might create a garish look. To avoid this, keep your aisle decoration simple but elegant.
Sometimes, the church aisle may look so-so. It is neither bad nor good. If left alone it may look nice and bright on a Sunday church service but a little bland for a wedding. You can spice things up by decorating real live tall plants along the aisle to give a splotch of color. It is both unique and simple to prepare. Walking down the aisle will be a breeze with these plants around.
You can luck out and find a beautiful church with the perfect wooden floor and pews to match. In order not to steal the spotlight from the lovely wood floor, keep your aisle decorations small and simple. Scatter some light colored rose petals on the floor also to highlight its richness and beauty.
Simple Church Wedding Decorations
When you decorate a church that is already very beautiful and dramatic to behold, decorating elaborately will not complement it well. In such churches, it is best to keep the decorations simple.
Bows could be used to decorate wedding pews in lieu of flowers. They can be cheaper and more unique. Like flowers, having different colored bows together creates a beautiful contrast. It also gives emphasis on the design since it is much more visible than having it in monocolor.
Flowers and bows still make a very beautiful pair though that is why they are always popular in wedding decorations. The bow adds the softness that calls for the occasion and the flowers the air of festivity and celebration.
A nice touch to the bow decorations is making the bow out of lace. It creates a vintage look. You also don’t have to make very puffy bows with lace. They can be simple since the lace itself is intricate enough and calls for attention.
Cheap Wedding Decorations for Church
Church decorations do not have to be expensive to look beautiful. If you are on a budget, you can still do so much with so little. One way to save on church wedding decorations is to find a beautiful church where you don’t have to do so much. If the floor and pews look polished and the church is well lighted, you can have minimalistic decorations gracing your wedding. A single rose held in place by a bow in any color could already do the trick.
Baby’s breath are lovely flowers and they also do not cost much. You can use this flower to decorate your wedding. The effect is ethereal and angelic because these flowers are very light and airy.
Using ribbons to decorate your wedding also helps you save on costs. Although it may be plain and simple, having ribbons in the same shade as your motif already creates the harmony for your wedding decorations.
DIY Church Wedding Decorations
You can also channel your creative side with DIY wedding decorations. In decorating pews, you can use empty jars and tie them with a string onto the pews. This creates a makeshift holder for flowers. You won’t need a professional florist to arrange the flowers for you because you just stick them into the jar.
You can also decorate the aisle floor with candles and scattered rose petals. Use different sized candles for variety spread the rose petals around the candles. It will be wise to leave a space in between pews to avoid anyone accidentally toppling a candle over.
Fashion heart shaped wreaths from dried twigs and tie them up with a string. Add some wildflowers to accent the wreath. This is perfect for a rustic themed wedding and can be used to decorate wedding pews and aisles. They can also be used to hang on pillars gracing the aisle.
Those are just some ideas for your church wedding decorations. You can build up on these ideas to create your dream church wedding. Do you have any other ideas for church wedding decorations? Please share this with us and help the next bride-to-be out!