(Closed) aisle runner…is it needed??

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hmm, I’ve never heard of that. I’m getting married in a church that has a down slope and polished brick flooring. Fi and I loved how it looked so we decided not to use an aisle runner. Our wedding coordinator was happy because she said as far as safety it was better not to have it. They can get tangled, people can trip on them ect.

I’d say if you don’t want to have one don’t. Since you’re getting married outside maybe you could line the aisle with flower petals. 

Post # 4
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My cousin was just telling me that not having an aisle runner is one of her big regrets about her wedding.  She thought it was a waste and she didn’t need one but she said she took one step and felt her veil catch.  Apparently it was all messed up for her walk down the aisle.  I’m sure no one else noticed but she still remembers and she’s been married for 11 years!

Post # 5
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i think they are more of a hazard! People can trip on shoes can get caught in them! And that awful duct tape some people use to hold it down!! eeehhh


Post # 6
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve never heard that.  I had an outdoor wedding with no aisle runner, but didn’t have a long veil.

Post # 7
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

i think aisle runners are tricky especially outside. They really have to be anchored well just in case it’s breezy that day. I’ve never heard about it sticking but I guess it makes sense. If the concrete isn’t smooth the veil could snag. It’s probably like getting a run in your stockings.

Post # 8
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

i think there are more cons than pros to having an aisle runner….like others said, guests can trip, they need to be well anchored, they can get pulled up in the middle, etc etc etc.

Post # 9
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Interesting, I haven’t personally known anyone with a veil that went all the way to the ground, so I’ve never thought of an aisle runner as especially necessary. My veil was fingertip-length and I loved our aisle’s simple scattering of rose petals on the grass. It does seem plausible that a veil would catch on concrete, so I think the easiest way to answer the question is to get a hold of some tulle and go outside and try it out.

Post # 10
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My veil caught a few times before i walked out…but it was fine on smooth cement.

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