(Closed) Aisle runner? Dress vs. grass

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m worried about this as well, especially if the grass happens to be damp, etc…

Since we’re doing a beach themed wedding, I was thinking of maybe ordering a boardwalk style roll out aisle to avoid this. Wouldn’t work for every situation, but it “fits” ours so I’m definitely thinking about it. Helps with the “heels sinking into the grass” issue too!

Post # 4
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had an outdoor wedding and walked across grass and rose petals.  There was some slight staining but not that much.  I had the dress cleaned when we got back from the honeymoon and it came out (along with the brown marks left from my spray tan!).  I decided this would be the only time I wore the dress…I don’t plan on selling it…who cares if the train gets some stains underneath!

Post # 6
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m worried about the same thing.  I’m sure you can buy an aise runner cheap, unless of course you hate the look of a runner?  Not sure.

Post # 8
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can’t use an aisle runner on grass. It will be unever, you will likely trip/get wrapped up in it, and anyone wearing heels will puncture it (they are not made with very thick or high quality materials).

You won’t get grass stains, but you may get a little dirt that can be brushed off. It will be on the underneath of the dress though, so it shouldn’t matter regardless.

Post # 9
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

What about having an aisle runner with petals already afixed to it? 

(I’m sure they’re crazy expensive).



Maybe you could try to create your own?


Post # 10
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have never heard of this being an issue, there is no pressure on your train (which the pressure causes the grass/stains/marks.) your train just glides across the grass lightly, at least that was my experience.

The grass was even slightly damp and still no grass marks on my train.

Post # 11
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

There were no grass stains visible when the dress is bustled.  When it is bustled you still can’t see under the train.

Post # 12
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

IMO, wedges are always the best option for walking on grass.

Post # 13
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Even if the train gets stained you wouldn’t see it when the dress is bustled as the bustle doesn’t show the underside of the fabric. Most bustles fold up under the skirt so the underside of the fabric would be hidden from view, but if you’re worried about your bustle I’d talk to your seamtress so she can make sure any stains are hidden.

Post # 14
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@MrsMaine: love the boardwalk runner! so cute

Post # 15
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was just looking at bridesmaids shoes and thought of the walking through grass issue.  I do remember popping a hole in the runner at my sister’s wedding many moons ago.  Should we have wood boards laid out?  Now I’m worried.

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