(Closed) Aisle Runner Help?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 5
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If possible, you’ll definitely at least want to rope off the ends of the aisle so your guests don’t walk on it to get to their seats! You’ll want them to go around the outside and file in from the sides. We had ribbon blocking off the inside chairs, as well as a sort of runners’ finish line of ribbon at the front and back of the aisle so nobody walked on it except us!

As for keeping it in place, usually some clear packing tape is totally sufficient. That’ll keep your dress from grabbing the end and pulling it with you.

Post # 6
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m personally not sure how to weigh down an aisle runner, but our florist is handling this for us and I think she mentioned there are heavier weight ones. Maybe your florist or your even designer/planner/rental company has some suggestions.

Post # 7
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You should check to make sure they allow aisle runners. Many places don’t because of tripping hazard.

I recommend not getting the netting kind since when you walk on it your heels can pop a hole in it and trip you easier. Probably a little heavier material, I think they make satin ones which would be heavy and probably wouldn’t move much if the one end is secured.

I agree with iarebridezilla about roping off the aisle plus it adds alot of decoration when you do.

Post # 8
211 posts
Helper bee

Next time you are at the church take some velcro with you and try it on the ugly carpet.  If it sticks, sew it to the underside of the runner.  Better yet, get the kind of velcro that is sticky, instead of sewing it. Or maybe you could pin it to the carpet with corsage pins with the pearl on the ends.

Post # 11
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Another idea for holding down the runner is furniture tacks (I don’t know what else to call them, but they are like buttons with corckscrews under them that hold down arm rest covers and things like that.  You can easily screw them into the carpet). 

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