- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
Is it ok to enter the aisle in a non-linear fashion? Like, cut a diagonal, hit the aisle, then start hoofing it to your FH? I am confusing myself!
We are getting married at our alma mater’s alumni house. Actually, we are getting married in the courtyard behind the house so, in our vision, the ceremony will be facing the back of the house. We will move the black chairs and tables, add an aisle, line up rows of chairs, and probably turn off the fountain, but this will be the view of the guests during the ceremony:
The other side of this courtyard is less pretty but ok. It is the back of the student union and there is actually a door that is perfectly centered to the ceremony aisle. According to the house manager, one way for me to appear at the ceremony would be likso so:
- I will get ready in the alumni house,
- I will walk through the alumni house and through one of various hidden passageways into the student union, and
- I will walk through the door of the student union into the ceremony and down the aisle.
I thought that was a cool idea and I still kind of do think that but there are some issues.
- There are huge windows, like from the ground up at least 8 ft, all along the back of the student union to the back of the guests and facing the “altar” so as I’m walking down there…people can see me before I get to the aisle, including the FH!
- I don’t want to buy pipe and drape or whatever other drama linen to cover up those windows ($$, though it’s actually cheaper than I thought it’s be).
So my issue is…I want an alternative to entering the ceremony that makes sense but that is not necessarily coming from a door that is centered to the aisle.
Everytime I think of this, I think I’m being dumb because everything just seems perfect in this plan from getting me from point A to point B. BUT the snags are two:
- The student union may actually not be open that day for me to sneak through its hallways from the alumni house to the ceremony and
- the real issue–that door.
I have a history of issues with that door centered to the aisle. The first was that there is a huge no-smoking sticker on it and that’s not cute (though we very much appreciate the rule!). My solution to that was renting one thing(?) of white pipe and drape with a fancy enough fabric and make it sort of a door “cover”.
I was sailing with that idea until I realized that the door will have to be opened the whole time (A/C?!) or opened for me. That seems like a hassle to me. Plus, it may make the setup of the pipe and drape awkward.
I have considered changing the setup of the seats and altar at the ceremony but the guests “view” and the aisle issue wouldn’t be helped.
(I really may be over-thinking this.)