Post # 1
Has anyone done (or been to) a wedding where there was little to no aisle decor? I’ve decided that I’m not a big fan of aisle runners (I’ve seen too many people trip, even when they’re taped down). I don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on rose petals, and I’m afraid of the fire hazard posed by candles of any kind.
I did this mock-up of aisle decor last night (excuse our cleaning products and recycling…I decided to do this around 1 a.m.).
But, after looking at it, I don’t really love it. The only thing we’ll be having for sure are carnation pomanders on every other row of chairs. Though, since we’re only having 50 or so guests, that’s really only 6 pomanders max.
So, please let me know if you’ve done or seen very minimalist aisle decor.
Post # 3
I don’t plan on doing anything other than parasols and rose petals and 2 ceremony arrangements. My venue is beautiful enough for me to skimp on decor at the ceremony.
Post # 4
Pomanders on every other row ARE aisle decor.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
We had absolutely no aisle decor and personally, I’m glad we decided to skip it! I have seen photos of our venue where there was decor similar to what you have in your photos, but we decided it just wasn’t for us.
Post # 6
I agree that the pomanders are decor.
I didn’t plan any because our church is very beautiful. I didn’t even notice until we got our photos back that the wedding coordinator at the church put out a few (like 4) tulle bows on pews.
I’d fear water spilling or things catching on fire with what you set up above.
Post # 7
We didn’t have any at our wedding. I don’t think anybody noticed or cared.
Post # 8
Most of the weddings I’ve been do have had no aisle decor and all the ceremony decor was at the front. I have no idea what we’re doing– I know we looked at flower clusters on every third chair at some point, but I’ve slept since then and don’t remember what we decided. Either way, I don’t think it matters much unless it’s in the way in which case everyone notices.
Post # 9
we didn’t have any aisle decor. our church was strict about what we could/couldn’t do: no aisle runners, no flower petals, no tape/staples, etc, so we just decided to do without it. i was kinda disappointed, but also relieved that it was one less project i’d have to worry about. and i don’t think anyone missed it. i’ve been to many weddings and i really couldn’t tell you who had aisle decor at their wedding and who didn’t, so…
Post # 10
We didn’t have any aisle decor, and nothing on the chairs. It wasn’t missed one bit.
Post # 11
We’re having an outdoor ceremony and don’t plan to have any decor EXCEPT if FBIL can make us our dream frame to hold strands of papel picado. So these would hang over people’s heads.
Otherwise, no flowers, no chair decor etc.
In all fairness our ceremony site is beautiful stand alone.
Post # 12
I agree that you don’t really need aisle decor. And I’m sure the pomanders will be great. Don’ think you need anything else.
Post # 13
@lindseyl06: Awesome! That’s how I feel too.
@julies1949: I KNOW! I meant besides the pomanders. That seems very minimalistic compared to many of the inspiration pics I’ve seen.
@Mrs. Coyote: My wife honestly couldn’t care less. When I woke her up at 1 a.m. to show her these, she patted me on my bottom, gave me a hug, and said “looks great, baby, see you in the morning.” lol
@MissMaryMc: I did also think of water spilling. Can you imagine? Especially since I’m having my dad AND my stepdad walk me down the aisle. Recipe for disaster.
@6598731ssfse3: That’s so good to know. Thanks!
@LittleCricket: LOL. I hadn’t thought about other people thinking it’s in the way. We’re having a 5′ tall candelabra at the front and MAYBE two floral arrangements. The room really is beautiful all on its own, and I don’t want to compete/clash with the colors already in the room.
@fishbone: Cool beans. I’m going to go looking for pics from your event, especially since you’re in the same area.
@icetea: Ooo…you’re getting married in WA? We honeymooned in Seattle and on the Oregon coast. My wife is a native Oregonian. Beautiful area.
Post # 14
@KelannaDC: Have u picked ur venue yet? Maybe we can see pics to help
Post # 15
@KelannaDC: Yeah, I think as long as it can’t be spilt, caught on fire, limits people getting to their seat/exiting, or blocks the view, people won’t really notice either way. It’s all just filler to distract the guests until the ceremony starts. 😀
Post # 16
We had an outdoor ceremony (on a grassy lawn), my dress was HUGE, and I walked up the aisle with both of my parents. So yeah, I wasn’t going to add any more obstacles to the ceremony. My sister tied a pretty, sheer ribbon along the chairs and that was it. Personally, I like the look of minimal aisle decor.