Alternatives to wedding ceremony aisle runners

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
9525 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
8385 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I just had aisle decor, you could also think about lining the outer edge of the aisle with petals.

Post # 5
2783 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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 # 8
759 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
42076 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
1214 posts
Bumble bee

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.


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