Posted by LO on 9/7/2018 to Decorating Ideas and Tips
You've got it covered when it comes to decorating your reception venue, but when it comes to the church for the ceremony, you aren't so sure. Try some of these tips so the church gets a little touch of your personality for when you say "I do."
The aisleThe first thing that probably comes to your mind when you're thinking about decorating for your ceremony is the aisle. You're going to be walking down it to start the first day of the rest of your life, and it's going to be in a lot of pictures. You can use white drapes for a wedding to place down as an aisle runner. You can also rely on the flower petals from the flower girl to add to the decor on the aisle.
The seatingThe seating sort of ties into the aisle in that you'll probably only want to decorate the seats that are touching the aisle. If you're in a church with pews, you would be decorating either end of each one. You can tie small flowers, bows, and other floral displays on the end of the seats. This will truly make the church feel elegant as well as enhance the photos.
The altarYou're going to be spending the majority of the ceremony at the altar, so you want it to look nice. One of the best things you can do it get some backdrop poles and wedding drapes to set up a gorgeous backdrop behind you. This will make the church stage look great, and you won't be staring at the old (most likely brown) paint from about a hundred years ago when you recite your vows.
The foyerThe foyer is the first thing your guests are going to see when they walk into the church. You can set up a nice table with tablecloths and table skirt clips for display. You can place out your programs, more flowers, and even some refreshments. If your church does not have a clear path to get to the sanctuary, you can make a little sign with directions for your guests to follow. Just make sure you have the table skirt clips so you don't have to worry about a toddler ripping off the skirt.
Roughly 33% of weddings take place in a religious institution, and it's important to get that decorated as well. Try these tips, paired with your own creativity, and your ceremony will look beautiful.