Imagination on a Budget

Churches are a place of peace and calmness and make a perfect location for a wedding. When it comes time to consider decorations for your wedding, careful detailing and selection of appropriate decorations is essential. You can create a glamorous ambiance and something unique for your ceremony and save money at the same time. There is no need to make it look terribly extravagant, as the whole point of having it at the church is really to embrace the religious aspect – this makes decorating it that much easier.

Here are some unique and different ideas that don’t cost a lot and will set your ceremony apart from others you may have attended.

The first idea incorporates the invitations and a little forethought. Send your guests paper leaves inside their invitations with their names printed on them. Then, purchase a small tree with only branches so that when your guests arrive, they can place their leaves on the branches of the tree. That way, you will not only have a beautiful decoration but the decoration will act as a guest registry as well.

Make sure to focus a lot of your decorations on the front part of the church. This will allow you guests to experience your décor while they watch you and your partner marry.

Use potted plants instead of fresh flowers. After the ceremony is over, you can give them to your wedding party or to your or your husband’s parents so that they can be replanted as a reminder of the day. The plants will grow as your relationship continues to do the same.

Use LED candles in lieu of regular candles. Many venues don’t allow customary candles so LEDs are a perfect solution. Not only are they less expensive than normal candles but they can be used again and don’t make a mess. The atmosphere they create is unique and intimate.

Typically, families sit in the first few rows during the ceremony. There are a number of ways you can decorate these pews that will add to the beauty of your overall theme. Pew bows are the most traditional decoration. They can be made with tulle or ribbon accented with flowers to compliment your wedding theme. Other ideas are floral swags, wreaths and floral balls. A more unique idea is to find paper lanterns that match your color scheme to decorate the pews. You can attach them with ribbon and even put LED lights inside of them to make them look even more beautiful.

Set up a small table near the entrance. Cover it with a table cloth that compliments your color scheme. Set up a photo of you and your finance.  Set out the guest book and some fancy pens for guests to use. Also put a small flower arrangement together and place it in a vase and set it on the opposite side of the photo so the table is balanced.

Beautiful church decorations help create a more celebratory and refreshing atmosphere to make your special day truly memorable. Use of any of the ideas mentioned will give you a gorgeously decorated church for your wedding.