(Closed) Monogrammed aisle runner – where to put the monogram?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Is your venue set up so guests can walk around the aisle?  Most weddings rope off the end of the rows so only the bridal party walks on the aisle.

My venue didn’t have that much room so the guests had to walk on it to be seated.  Even then, it didn’t get too bunched up.  Not where it would have messed up a monogram.  You should be able to tack it down with carpet tape.

My suggestion would be to put it in the middle of the aisle – that way people seated in the front and back can see it and you’re not standing on it during the ceremony.  I’d roll it out before the guests arrive.

HTH!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

If it will work with guests seating themselves from the side aisles then I agree with mrslepoard. Have the runner laid down before the guests arrive and have a pretty cord strug from one side of the aisle to the other on the last row. Make sure that the runner is tacked down somehow so it doesn’t bunch and someone doesn’t trip on the fabric. Some runners are not all just basic cloth and wouldn’t bunch as bad so give that a try. Oh, and I’ve read stories about girls waiting on the ushers or someone else to wind the runner down the aisle after the BMs go and it can be a hassle. Plus, I think it can kill the mood a little having to wait for the grand entrance.

As for placement of the monogram….I can only remember seeing the monogram placed at the end of the aisle—where you first walk out. That way if the photograph takes a long view shot from the back of the church you will see the monogram in the photo. If the monogram is placed at the top end (near where you’ll stand with your fella) then it may compete with the front of the church, any decorations, your pretty dress, etc. Some women love to have a pretty swirl pattern cover the rest of the runner—-I’ll try to find some photos for you 🙂 [attachment=257720,29499] [attachment=257720,29500]

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I honestly, and this is my opinion, don’t think it’s a good idea.  The runner will get pushed around here and there with people all over it and it won’t look good more than likely. What color is the carpet in the church? Or is it tile flooring?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah, I’ve never heard of petals on carpet since they could get crushed into the carpet—and the dye–oy! What if you did pretty floral or even non-floral items to hang off the pews? If that’s not really want you are going for-then by all means do the runner. It’s your wedding! Do what you want! If the wedding party just walks on it then it might be okay, but it’s a gamble. I’ve just seen quite a few pictures of wrinkles all over the place.

Have you asked the minister/priest what typically is used? If I think of something else or find more pictures I will let you know for sure!

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