No Middle Aisle Questions

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
Member
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Jacquelinesc84:  I had this exact issue. I wanted to get married in the chapel of my old school but it had no middle aisle. In the end we got married in the church where all my family have been married instead as it was a deal breaker for DH not to see me coming down the middle.

A friend who did get married there walked in up the left aisle and out the other way. People mainly sat in the middle block  so could see either way. They will not be confused- they can see how the church is laid out, there’ll just be extra suspense before you arrive as they won’t know where you’re coming from!

Post # 5
Member
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Jacquelinesc84:  Perhaps tell him which side you will be arriving from, and ask him to stand at the end of the aisle. That way you could see each other and he could then escort you to the centre?

Post # 8
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Looks like you guys have figured it out. To answer your other questions, I would want symmetry. If you want a runner or a gate I’d put one on both aisles. 

Post # 10
Member
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Where I’m getting married is an outdoor amphitheater, no aisle…so everyone will walk up the right side and down the left. 

 

 

Post # 11
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Jacquelinesc84:  I would go in one aisle and out the other. That way everyone can see you equally and you use both. 

I don’t know if you can have one long runner that goes up and around. Did I understand that correctly? 

Post # 13
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Jacquelinesc84:  I’m not a fan of runners personally. Like you said, they can be a mess to deal with. My personal wedding philosophy was that I had enough to worry about without adding something I didn’t completely love. 

Post # 15
Member
1395 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had 2 aisles (also not by choice). We did just as you suggest and roped off the back until the front was full. There was no ‘bride’ or ‘groom’ side. I walked up the left aisle and down the right, and it was really nice actually because of the symbolism of going back down an entirely new ‘path’ as a married couple. I would skip the aisle runner or, if you really must have it, do it on both sides–just one side would look weird, I think. I would also skip the gate(s). 

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