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Church Decor Inspiration

With all the ideas I have for our reception, I am left pretty blank on inspiration for the church. There are FAR fewer photos of churches in all the inspirational blogs and so it hasn’t really been on the top of my list to think about. So what exactly do people do?

Off the top of my head, the only things I can think about are altar decorations, pew decorations, and maybe something on the doors.

Let’s talk pews. Honestly, there are some seriously HIDEOUS pew decorations out there. Sorry to say, but just search “pew decorations” on etsy and…wow. It made searching such a drag.

Anyway, I was still able to find a couple pictures. You all know my love of ribbons!!

pink-ribbons-and-flowers-on-church-pews
{ image via Modern Day Design }

blue-ribbons-on-church-pews
{ image via snippet & ink }

Our church has a little hole in the top of every other pew…seems like you might be able to stick something in there like a hook or something to secure whatever you want to hang from it.

I loved this when I first saw it in Martha Stewart’s Weddings book, not as much now, but still I think it is pretty:

purple-flowers-galvanized-pail-church-decor
{ image via Martha Stewart }

I’m just not that in love with it to spend the money to get fresh flowers. On the other hand, I just found poms as pew decor!

tissue-paper-flowers-church-pew-decor
{ photo by lauren cekim via weddingbee }

Moving on…Door decor?

monogram-letters-on-church-door-hanging-from-ribbon
{ image via Martha Stewart }

white-flower-monogram-letters-on-church-gates
{ photo by Jennifer Brum }

monogram-letter-inside-blue-wreath-on-tree
{ image via Martha Stewart Weddings via Polka Dot Bride}

green leaf wreath with brown ribbon
{ photo by Sara France }

square green wreaths with white ribbons
{ photo by Patricia Lyons }

What else has everyone seen or done with their pews, doors, and altar?

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7 comments on “Church Decor Inspiration

  1. What can be decorated of course depends on the church. Most Catholic churches are very strict on wedding decorations — no tape, and flower arrangements are only allowed in certain places! — while others are, well, more liberal. When I was decorating with my mom, there was on group of churches that would allow us to decorate the back of the back pew, as well. Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures of that because that’s before I went digital. :)
    .-= darleene’s most recent blog post: A wedding in paradise* =-.

  2. Wow this post is fab and very inspirational! I have been wondering how we could jazz-up our little church and I think that the “ribbons and roses” idea is perfect.

    Thanks very much x

  3. I like the images you have of your pew decorations, and I love the one with the draped ribbons especially. I have been wanting to do something like that, but my Mom always brings up the fact that guests won’t be able to get to their seats via the center aisle. I don’t really think that’s a problem, but she seems to think it is.
    What do you think?
    .-= Lydia’s most recent blog post: At the End of the Day, You’re Another Day Older =-.

  4. Sweet ideas! What a coincidence – I could swear the blue ribbons are hung with Doey’s pew clips invented by my mother in the mid-80′s. I’ll have to show her this, she’ll love it.

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