If you're like me, you have dreamed about your wedding day since you were a little girl. You probably even had everything planned out in your head. Now the time has finally arrived for you to plan for the biggest day of you life. Marriage is such a wonderful and beautiful thing. And hence, marriage and your wedding should be well planned and organized. If you are planning to have your wedding in a church, you will want your church decorations to reflect the styles of you and your future spouse, and of course the love that you have for one another. You want your decorations to be unique so that your guests remember your special day for a lifetime. Always remember that the church is a holy place, and you don't ever want to take away from that environment.
Some ideas for traditional church decorations include: lace, flowers, tulle, candles, candelabras, or even dry floral arrangements to enhance the beauty of the atmosphere. This added beauty would definitely have the church glowing! Always remember to check with the church to see what is allowed and what is not allowed. You might be told that you are not allowed to hang any devices, use tulle, or drill holes that will damage the door.
Pew decorations are another added item to decorating the church. They are by far the most popular way to decorate the church. If you are on a tight budget, I would decorate the first three pews on each side. If you're lucky enough not to be on a budget, you could decorate each pew. I always prefer something simple at the end of the pew. You could have simple flower arrangements adorning the end of each pew. There are also beautiful aisle candelabras available. Simplicity can be elegant, and with orchids or lilies, traditional pews can be transformed into a radiant pathway to marriage bliss.
Another decoration that really adds to the wedding is aisle runners. You can even get your own runner custom made with your initials on it, monogram, favorite scripture, or wedding date. If you do choose aisle runners, there are fantastic photo opportunities available when the flower girl walks down the aisle and throws rose petals.
Now comes the focal point of the ceremony, where the bride and groom stand. You can go the traditional route and have candelabras, and flowers to decorate the stage. Instead of the typical floral stands, see if you can have the floral arrangements cascading from the ceiling. Play with the lighting on the stage. If you have something really special you want to stand out, have a spotlight on it. Another popular thing couples are doing is paying a personalized video of the couple before the ceremony. This gives the audience a look into your relationship.
No matter what the church may look like, remember this is your day! Nothing is more important than the commitment that you make to your partner forever. Best of luck in your marriage.