Post # 1
My fiance and I chose the most beautiful place for our wedding ceremony, now less than 2 months away. It’s a mansion with several gardens, so there are lots of opportunities for outdoor ceremonies. The location that everyone agrees is the most beautiful is right in front of the house, in the middle of a gorgeous garden. The only problem? I couldn’t walk “down the aisle.” Since it’s facing the house, I’d have to walk around the entire crowd before walking down the aisle, and that would be awkward and anticlimactic. So, the other option is I walk down this pretty curved path around the house. I wouldn’t walk “between” everyone, and I’m slightly worried that people wouldn’t be able to see.
Is anyone else dealing with this or been to a wedding where someone has done this? I could choose any number of slightly less pretty locations and still walk down the aisle…I’m just not sure what to do. We could still “recess” down the aisle at the end, but it doesn’t seem the same somehow. What do you think?
Post # 3
Thats a good question, thats my question too! One of the sights im considering has that side isle going on, also. But then one side of the family doesnt get to see me as well in my dress and considering how obsessed ive been over picking the perfect one out, that would be a shame, right?
Post # 4
IS it possible to walk around the asile? Since I don’t know the layout or how seating is or how many doors to the mansion there are I can only guess on options.
1. walk around the asile:
I’m not sure what your wedding timeline is and this might bite into that, but if there was a side door at one end that you could walk out, so one side of the family can see you, then continue around the back and down the other side before crossing over to meet FH. it’s just a big ol’ circle (or square-ish) it would invovle a long walk so may not be ideal for heels if its a grassy area but it would be differnet and ery ta-da moment.
2. Walk down the side available and if as husband and wife you walk down the other side, It’s a compormise, I’m not saying its a great one, but it is an option.
3. Inform people that it is the only side you can walk down, if they want photos or just want to see you, they will have to accomadate to that, it is your wedding, if it’s what you want people will understand, plus with notice they won’t be mad, they will have been told a head of time, not to mention some people (like myself) will think it’s very clever, and unique not to be going “down the aisle”
hope this helps
Post # 5
It IS possible to walk “around” the aisle, but everyone would see me…it’s out in the open, so there’s no “side entrance” or anything. I would have to walk around the guests to get to the back of the aisle. It seems like the choices are either walk from the side or change the way the entire ceremony is facing. Walking “around” would be too weird. I suppose we could always recess down the aisle…I just don’t know. 🙁