Post # 1
soooo, i have a long organza train and a cathedral length vintage veil.
I will be having an outdoor ceremony where i walk on concrete, then a slate patio, then a brick walkway (its a weird space, but ill walk on paths in a garden)
my mom and streamstress ganged up on me and said i need an aisle runner.
i dislike aisle runners greatly. always have.
do i really need one? how can i get away without one? any ideas?
veil below and aisle (outlined in bluE) are below
Post # 3
no one? plllllleeeease help me. wedding is darn soon.
Post # 4
I get your hatred of aisle runners, I guess I’d just be scared that your veil might snag on something….although I suppose that could happen with an aisle runner anyhow?
Post # 5
My take on it (especially with a wedding happening so soon) is to do whatever YOU want to do! If you don’t like it, don’t have it. Your veil looks so full that it will probably go off the aisle runner anyway. Like starrbee said, I might be worried about it catching on the bricks. Does the grass along the edge of the path still have spring mush? If it does, you might want to get something so you don’t get mud or water on your veil. But like I said before, do whatever makes you happy 🙂
Post # 6
i guess your veil/dress might get a little dirty from the ground? but i think the brick looks really neat and if you don’t want it, i’d hate to see an aisle runner covering that up. I love brick walkways.
Post # 7
I like the brick personally. Your veil MAY snag but runners are unpredictable anyway…especially since it doesn’t seem to be a straight path.
Post # 8
Like you I did not want an aisle runner. I was having an outdoor ceremony where I would have to walk on concrete sidewalk, across cobblestone, and down a brick aisle. I really thought nothing of people’s concerns until I went to a friend’s wedding a month before ours. She had an outdoor ceremony and had to walk along a concrete sidewalk…and her veil was getting caught so much that it came out! she had to stop halfway down the aisle and remove her veil. This had me second-guessing my decision to have a runner. I figured before i went around spending more money I would test it out. As silly as I looked I went to our ceremony location put on my veil and walked around. Luckily I had no issues with the material catching on the ground. So my advice would be, if you can, just go test it out!
Post # 9
I see where people are concerned with it catching on brick but the brick in your picture looks very well maintaned and smooth….I think it should be ok!!! I hate runners as well….I think they look cheap unless u go for something more like carpeting and thats pricey and all the rental companies out here wont let us use them outside! I have a super long train and I am bringing it with me thru the grass……I say go for it!
Post # 10
thanks everyone! i have a lot to think about now!
Post # 11
If you don’t want an aisle runner, then don’t use one…it’s your wedding! I like how the brick or whatever it is is an “aisle runner” all by itself. If you bring something like an aisle runner outstide, I personally think it would take away from the beautiful outdoor scenery…the brick helps accentuate the beauty of your wedding being outside.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2020 - Oakland Manor
I walked on very similar patio and am SO GLAD my mom convinced me to use an aisle runner. I didn’t want to at first, but my dress and veil would have snagged without the runner.
I loved the look of the patio that was our aisle, but at some point reality and functionality of a space become important.
The brick looks and feels smooth – but it has tiny tiny bumps that catch and snag things – esp lace! I would really, really, encourage you to use an aisle runner.
Post # 13
I like the look of the path and since it’s outdoors on solid ground, I say nay to the aisle runner. If it was on grass, I might have said yay instead.
Post # 14
I say forgo the aisle runner, just be advised you might get dirty.