Post # 1
So, I am thinking about doing two aisle runners, one for each side of the center aisle to define it. I have been on a paper peony making craze lately, and I was thinking I would use them. I know a base for them isn’t a super big issue, because I can always use burlap, but does anyone have any suggestions for a way to weigh them down along the length, because the wedding is outside and they are going to be super light?
Post # 3
“Using flowers as weights ensures your guests will only notice the beauty of the aisle runner instead of the function. Use low-to-the-ground floral arrangements like flower balls or small topiaries. Place rocks in the bottom of the pots so they don’t blow over.
Read more: How to Weigh Down an Aisle Runner | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5067615_weigh-down-aisle-runner.html#ixzz2CG1kmPVd
haha i googled it. sounds like a great idea!
Post # 4
I am not sure how big the flowers aer, or how they work, but is there any way you could conceal one of these in the base or at the bottom of each flower?
If you do it right, no one will ever see them, and trust me, once you get a bunch tied together, they won’t be going ANYWHERE.
Post # 5
The flowers are as big as a fist and can be as big as a grapefruit, depending on the coffee filter size I use, they start with a twist of wire for the base to twist the flower around. Maybe I could put one of the oblong sinker weights on the starter wire twist? I’ll try one tomorrow.
Post # 6
@Dreamrnpoet: The sinker weights are awesome! Get the biggest ones – they are pretty lightweight individually, so save yourself the hassle of having to put a bazillion on.
Another option would be putting something heavy on the underside of the burlap. Just go to Home Depot and look for a heavy, flat, rectangle of metal (I’m thinking in the hardware or electrical sections) and glue that puppy on the underside in a few places.