Flowers

Alter Arrangements

I'm getting married in a newly built church and it's beautiful all on it's own. We're having pink hydrangeas with green ribbon on every other pew end...do we really need alter arrangements? And any ideas on how we can reuse those at the reception site?
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Re: Alter Arrangements

  • jagore08jagore08 member
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    edited December 2011
    No, you don't need alter arrangements if you already like the decor of the church.  If you do end up having them you can repurpose them around the buffet (if you're having one), around the bar, or as part of the backdrop decor to your head or sweetheart table.
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  • edited December 2011
    Skip em... Especially if you have a good sized wedding party standing up with you....
    Sometimes less is best..
  • Catwoman708Catwoman708 member
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    edited December 2011
    No, you don't need altar arrangements.  You could also use green plants, seasonal potted flowers (tulips, mums, daisies,...), or candles.

    If you do have them, and want to re-use them somewhere else, check with the church first. Many churches have no problem with you re-using flowers you furnished, but in some churches it's customary to donate the flowers to the church, or they may have specific protocol with flowers that have been placed on the altar.

    In most Catholic or Episcopal churches, once placed on the altar, the flowers are considered to be "blessed" and are dedicated to God, and there are specific guideline about how to dispose of the flowers in a Holy manner.  So it's customary to donate the flowers to the church after a wedding.  It would be bad form to take them away to be used elsewhere for decorative purposes.
  • edited December 2011
    our altar area is raised up a step then our wedding party near us...I feel like well be blocking the altar for most of the ceremony except the lighting up the unity candle. i think the unity candle is so special and can stand on its own
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  • jagore08jagore08 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_flowers_alter-arrangements?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:28Discussion:38de32d1-ebe1-4b84-9b00-dac2391227adPost:952e8907-8aff-4f30-af9a-2676856284f6">Re: Alter Arrangements</a>:
    [QUOTE]our altar area is raised up a step then our wedding party near us...I feel like well be blocking the altar for most of the ceremony except the lighting up the unity candle. i think the unity candle is so special and can stand on its own
    Posted by katelyn26[/QUOTE]
    Then I say save your money and skip the alter arrangements.  You won't miss them.
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