(Closed) Help to transform grass aisle…

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

It won’t help you with the walking bit, but I love the look of rose petals.  I’ve seen photos where they petals are heaped along the sides of the aisles along its length.  It really helps to define it.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree with rosychicklet. My aisle is also going to be grass and I’m going to outline it with flower petals that will match my bouquet. I’m still concerned about the walking part though. I love to wear heals but I’m afraid I’m going to have to go flat on my wedding day 🙁

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Well, I wouldn’t go for a light fabric, but you could always try a heavier fabric like a thick canvas/duck cloth. You can usually find different patterns and colors at your local Joann’s or Hancock fabrics, both of which have sales pretty often (if you see one you like at Joann’s and it’s not on sale – sign up for their mailed coupons – usually there’s a "40% off one item" coupon, which includes fabric). If you don’t see anything you like at either of those stores see if there is an upholstery store nearby that you could buy through maybe. Heavy fabric should be great to walk on and not move on its own, but if you are worried you could probably just weight the ends – maybe with a medium sized potted plant on each side. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Any good gardening store  (probably one that has at least two isles devoted to gardening) will have landscape fabric, which people can put down around plants to stop weeds. It is black, and cheap cheap cheap.

Much more important, however, are the awesome garden staples that you can get for it…they are shaped like a large metal U and are FABULOUS for pinning down fabric (even heavy fabric) against wind (even strong wind) and leave no traceable marks…I am sure they work with any fabric. You can see a picture and buy ’em here at burpees website, although I have seen them cheaper:

http://www.burpee.com/product/gardening+supplies/garden+growing/garden+staples+-+one+bag+(20+staples).do

If you are looking more for a peg, there are garden pegs too, but they don’t work nearly as well at securing down a heavy fabric.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I’d just make sure your heels aren’t stilettos. I walked down a grass aisle in ballroom dance shoes (so medium-width heels) and a chapel length train, and had no problems with heels sticking OR grass stains. If I’d had an aisle runner I’d have worried about tripping over it. And if you ARE wearing stilettos, you could theoretically punch through the fabric, or at least push it into the ground and still get stuck.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

We’re doing an outdoor ceremony and reception also.  I made sure my shoes had a wider heel on them so that I didn’t sink in the grass.  I figure I’ll end up in flip flops or tennis at some point during the dinner. 

Like you I was concerned about the grass stains on the dress when I went dress shopping.  I fell in love with one but it had a small train and I was trying to decide if the dress would look as good with the train cut off.  The owner reminded me that I only get to wear this dress for one day.  Why go and change what I love because of some little grass stains?  The pictures will be done before any potential grass stains can occur.  If there are stains on the bottom, the photographer can fix them in the pictures.   She told me to stop worrying about them, go with the dress I loved and made me feel beautiful, and have a blast on my wedding day.  And that’s EXACTLY what I am doing!!! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We have a grass aisle as well.  At http://www.fiftyflowers.com they have a great deal on rose petals.  We’re fillingthe entire aisle with a ton of rose petals in hot pink. I think it will look incredible in the photos.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Fairytale runners has beautifully painted canvas runners that would really tie in a theme or monogram well:http://www.fairytalerunners.com/. The only downside is that the shortest, least decorated runners cost upward of $300. You may be able to create something similar if you are a DIY gal.

We are also getting married outdoors. Here is a link to our ceremony site: http://www.lionscrestmanor.com/wedding_ceremonies.php

I am leaving the aisle as is and am decorating a bit by having a wooden floral arch to mark the altar, tying organza bows on the backs of the last row of chairs, and placing tin pails with Gerbera daisies on every other chair. I am hoping the scenery will do the rest of the magic

The nice thing about getting married outdoors is that the scenery is also the decor!

Also, I know several other brides who have gotten married outdoors and none have gotten grass stains on their dresses, though several cautioned that a low heel (kitten or a bit taller) work best when traipsing through grass!

Good luck!

 

 

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