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Most brides and grooms choose to decorate their wedding ceremony space with some sort of flowers, fans, candles, altars, or garlands. And why not?! As long as the venue or house of worship allows it, adding some pizzazz helps convey your wedding theme and makes guests feel truly at home in a place you personalized. If you are thinking about your ceremony décor, you should definitely keep some important points in mind before you make a final decision. Here, some things to ask the person in charge at your venue:
• Are there any decorating rules or restrictions? What kinds of floral arrangements/decorations are permitted?
• At what time may decorations be delivered and how will access be arranged? How do you arrange access for a florist to decorate?
• What is the site policy on the disposition of flowers after the ceremony? Is there a policy on removing the flowers after the ceremony? Couples often wish to use flowers as reception decorations; to deliver them to area hospitals or nursing homes; or to give them to friends.
• Are candles permitted as decorations other than within the sanctuary?
• Does the ceremony site provide an aisle runner, should you want to use one, or do you need to order one from the florist?
• For a Jewish ceremony: Who will provide the chuppah and may it be decorated with flowers?