Our wedding is in March, and it’s a beautiful time of year in Vegas. It’s typically about 65 degrees, a bit breezy, and nearly every day is sunny. Vegas is known for its sunshine and lack of rain. Seriously, I think I’ve seen rain only a handful of times this year! So, needless to say, the weather will be delightful on our big day (knock on wood).
However, since our wedding is towards the end of March, it falls right in the middle of Lent. Lent is the 40 days before Easter (not counting Sundays), beginning on Ash Wednesday. It’s a time for fasting for some, and giving up a “vice” for others. If you want to learn more, you can read about Lent here. Because of Lent, we can’t have any flowers decorating the church. According to the church, flowers are a sign of celebration, and having them would not be appropriate. From what I’ve read on the Internet, all parishes are different. But, ours told us that we’re not allowed to have any floral decorations besides our bouquets (Phew! That would have been tough!). We will, of course, respect their policies. As a side note, Mr. Dumpling is Catholic, and I’m in the process of converting.
For now, I will just dream of these altar decorations:
From The Singing Rabbi
The church is beautiful all by itself, but we still want to decorate it for our wedding. We’re thinking about getting an aisle runner from The Original Runner Company or Event Bella Designs, or maybe even creating our own. I think they are so unique and add a great, personalized touch.
Image from Event Bella Designs
What kind of non-floral decorations have you seen used? Can you help us think of some alternative church decor?