(Closed) Aisle runner – necessity or just an amenity?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

They’re completely optional. I’ve heard more horror stories from people tripping over them than anything good about them. Do you really need one in a church? I’ve never seen one used in a church for any reason, but that’s just me. It’s an aesthetic detail that only you will notice or care about. If you want one, then get it, otherwise just save your money.

Post # 4
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am not going to use one in my outdoor reception, because one of my bridesmaids is a total klutz and would definitely bail on it!

Post # 6
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i was at a wedding a couple months ago where the two best men absolutely could not figure out how to roll out the aisle runner when it came time for them to do it at the ceremony. the runner ended up being totally wrinkled and sort of ugly and misplaced in the pictures against their formal setting.

if you are not 100% on it, i would say skip it. i’m going to.

Post # 7
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i don’t think they are allowed in the catholic church (or at least most catholic churches here don’t allow them)… for me it’s a necessity but only because i love them and work with a great artist and i know she’ll do an awesome job on it.. and well i adore them…

Post # 8
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think you really need one in a church.  Ours does not allow them.

Post # 9
32 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

hi!  i wrote this on a similar post about aisle runners….but I dont think it’s a necessity and if anything it can be a total hassle.  it’s one of those things that always photographs well and looks impressive in magazines but i have yet to see a wedding where someone didn’t trip or rip the aisle runner.  

If you do go for one, try not to get something too cheap.  The cheapness is so obvious, a lot of the DIY ones are essentially a long roll of Bounty paper towels with tape tacked on to both ends. Lots of guests and bridal party will trip, and lots of heels will get snagged.  I was in a wedding once where the bride snagged her heel unknowingly on her aisle runner as she was walking down the aisle.  She didn’t notice right away since it was under her big dress and it looked like a long piece of toilet paper stuck to the bottom of her shoe! 

Post # 10
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

lol absolut.

I wasnt going to have an aisle runner.. simply because. I dont have the time to do it myself.. or the money to pay someone. but if you want, you have it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
2404 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i’m also getting married in a catholic church and although they allow a runner, i might skip it : #1 the easiest thing IMO to save $ on, and the church floor is this old stone tiles and its beautiful..no need to cover up. we’ll see!

 do whatever you want though, if its important to you by all means go for it! i do love the drama and the “here comes the bride” moment it enhances ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I had not even considerd a runner until my (Catholic) proest mentioned it. We have not yet told him but we decided to skip it at this point. Maybe we will change our mind but I think it’s just one more thng to worry about and our aisle is not so long.

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