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Catholic weddings are a celebration of faith, love, and tradition. They are usually held in a church or a chapel, where the couple exchanges vows and receives the sacrament of matrimony. Whether you are planning a classic or a contemporary wedding, you will need some beautiful Catholic wedding decorations to make your event memorable and elegant. Here are some ideas for Catholic wedding decorations in Canada that you can use for your big day.
The altar is the focal point of the Catholic wedding ceremony, where the priest officiates and the couple exchanges rings. It is also where the Eucharist is celebrated and received by the couple and the guests. Therefore, decorating the altar with flowers is a way to honor and beautify this sacred space. You can choose flowers that match your color scheme and theme, or opt for white flowers that symbolize purity and grace. You can also arrange the flowers in vases, baskets, urns, or pedestals to create a stunning effect.¹
Pew bows are a simple and elegant way to add some color and charm to your Catholic wedding decorations. Pew bows are usually made of ribbon, tulle, lace, or fabric, and they are tied to the ends of each pew along the aisle. You can choose pew bows that match your color scheme and theme, or opt for white bows that contrast with the dark wood of the pews. You can also embellish the pew bows with flowers, greenery, pearls, or crystals to make them more attractive.¹
The unity candle is a symbol of the couple's union and their commitment to God. It is usually lit by the couple after they exchange vows, or by their parents before the ceremony begins. The unity candle consists of three candles: one large candle in the center, and two smaller candles on each side. The smaller candles represent the individual lives of the couple, while the large candle represents their new life together as one. You can decorate the unity candle with flowers, ribbons, or personalized stickers to make it more meaningful.²
Crosses and Plaques
Crosses and plaques are a way to express your faith and gratitude for your Catholic wedding. You can display crosses and plaques on the walls, tables, or podiums of your venue. You can choose crosses and plaques that have inspirational messages, scriptures, prayers, or blessings for your marriage. You can also personalize them with your names, wedding date, or monogram. Crosses and plaques make excellent Catholic wedding gifts as well as decorations.³
Wedding Albums and Picture Frames
Wedding albums and picture frames are a way to preserve and showcase your precious memories from your Catholic wedding. You can create wedding albums that include photos from your engagement, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and honeymoon. You can also display picture frames that feature photos from your wedding day or your favorite moments as a couple. You can choose wedding albums and picture frames that match your style and theme. You can also personalize them with your names, wedding date, or monogram.³