Post # 1
I haven’t given much thought to the ceremony aisle runner. I don’t think I want fabric or anything to walk on, we’re getting married at this galler and they have lovely hardwood floors that I’d rather walk on.
Any ideas on how to define the aislie without putting something down the center? Just trying to get the creative juices flowing!
Post # 2
Um, have chairs on either side so that there’s an aisle down the middle? That’s what I did! I really detest aisle runners as they are almost always way more problem than they’re worth. I don’t htink you need anything to define the aisle if you have chairs/pews. If you’re having everybody stand, you could maybe have ribbon strung on stands to create the aisle?
Post # 3
I don’t think you need anything. We are hanging a couple roses tied with a bow on every other row just to add some color.
Post # 4
I just had aisle decor, you could also think about lining the outer edge of the aisle with petals.
Post # 5
Aisle decor is highly overrated. As long as you are setting up chairs, people will understand where the isle is. Over doing it is usually your worst enemy.
Post # 6
I agree with the chair thing.. when the chairs have a spot between them, I think it’s pretty obvious that thats where the bride will walk.
Otherwise, you could line it with candles.. I am personally doing pomanders from shepard hooks.
Post # 7
Yeah I didn’t really want to do anything but as you start planning other people start questioning you or asking about certain things that you didn’t give any thought to and then you start doubting yourself.
We would hang something off the chairs but the chairs have a curved shape that wouldn’t allow us to do that. And it’s in a gallery, so no candles allowed.
Thanks for the input!
Post # 8
We’ve collected pictures of us growing up to put in cheap IKEA frames, glue ribbon to the back to hang them, and then we’re hanging them on the chairs down the aisle. The “aisle” goes from my parents’ deck onto flagstone and is very short, so a traditional runner would look kind of silly.
Post # 9
fidgette: You definitely don’t need an aisle runner or decor. The aisle will be defined by the space between the pews or chairs.
You can however add aisle decor just for the pretty factor if you want to. There is always a way to hang something from the chairs, even curved ones. You can also place something on the floor itself beside the chairs or pews or at the front and back of the aisle.
Search Pinterest for aisle decor for lots of ideas.
Post # 10
fidgette: I just posted what were doing; silk flower petals and candles. We spent about $94, which was a steal for us. That’s the only decor we are doing at the ceremony.
Post # 11
fidgette: If your curved chairs still have a bar on the side (i.e they back of them isn’t completely solid) then you could just tie big (or small!) organza bows around every other end chair to match your wedding colours? It could give you that little finishing touch, without too much hassle or $. Good luck!
Post # 12
We tied these ribbons to all the aisle chairs. Only the reserved rows had the flower poms. The other rows had just the ribbon tied with a sheer bow. They just skimmed the floor. My daughter was not a fan of aisle runners but wanted a little something so we came up with this. I don’t know why this pic posted sideways? and don’t know how to fix it. Sorry.