Post # 1
Not sure if this should go into ceremony instead but here is my dilema. I am having our ceremony at a Nature Preserve in Carmel, Ca. This will be the first wedding ever held at the site so they are very strick about the rules. I knew about some of them when we first started planning, like no more than 40 chairs and 50 people. But now they just made a rule no amplification or articles on the ground. So here is my problem, I just bought my dress (the watter torreon) which I fell in love with so paid more than we had budgeted. With no articles allowed on the ground I am not allowed an aile runner. The area is literally a dirt patch overlooking the ocean. So I think my only options are the following which I’m not too excited about any of them. What are you thoughts?
Do I just wear the dress on the dirt and hope it doesn’t get too ruined?
Do I hem the dress high enough so it doesn’t touch the floor (and show my new converse I’m wearing under)?
Do I change the dress?
Do I change the ceremony location?
Post # 3
I don’t know if you’re having a wedding party or not, but what about assigning a young girl (8-ish) to carry the train if it’s long enough for that?
If that’s not a possibility, I personally would do anything but pick another dress.
Post # 4
It probably won’t be that bad, honestly. I spent hours before my wedding running around the dirty city taking pictures and had flower girls climbing into my lap with dirty shoes and it still came out looking pretty dang good! Dresses can be surprisingly resiliant. Put a bridesmaid in charge of having a Tide pen or shout wipes or something to take care of any dirt before the reception.
LittleSu had a good suggestion as well – I’m sure a little girl would get a kick out of getting to hold the train for you!
Post # 5
I think it might work to have my niece carry the train. I really wanted her to be part of the wedding but my SD are the flower girls, so this might be the perfect match.
Post # 6
Yay, I’m glad you think that might work. I think it sounds super cute!
Post # 7
Wow, did they say specifically no aisle runner? I guess that seems obvious but I’d double check before you give yourself too much of a headache, right? Just putting it down and walking on it can’t really do any more damage than a bunch of people walking on the same area?