Post # 1
Picture from http://www.washingtonciviccenter.com
This is a picture that I took off the website of someone else’s wedding at my venue. My ceremony will be set up similarly, but with white chairs and round tables, and of course different “altar decor.”
To me, the aisle looks really narrow and I don’t think it will allow for any altar decor. Also, since we are flipping the room for the reception during cocktail hour, we need to have the tables already set up along the wall. This means our guest will have to be seated down the aisle and further restricts what aisle decor I could use.
I don’t want an aisle runner, but I do like the two runners of rose petals I’ve seen people DIY that go on each side of the aisle.
What should I do with this??
Post # 3
I think that space is STUNNING! I don’t think you need aisle decor. The room is so beautiful as it is. Adding extra decor might just make it harder to “flip.”
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Post # 5
Will you have as any guests as in this pic? There are 8 chairs on each side=16 per row and at least 13 rows visible = 208 guests. If you don’t need as many chairs, you could have less chairs per side and leave room to seat the guests from the sides. That leaves you free to do what you want.
If you need that many chairs, I would focus only on the altar decor. It will focus the guests’ attention on the front where it should be.
I would not have petal runners that guests can step over. Either someone will trip or it will be kicked out of place so it looks messy in your pics.
If you want that look for your pics, you could add petals to a plain runner and have that rolled out just before the wedding processional.
Post # 6
@julies1949: Good point. As of right now, we have 160 white chairs that come with the venue. We are keeping our guest count around that number, so we won’t need that many chairs.
@angelalsmith3: Thank you!! It’s actually an old train station right by the waterfront that was restored as a venue and art gallery space. It still has the original old wood plank floors and the ceiling is to die for! As soon as I saw it, I knew it was for us!