Post # 1
i never thought of having an aisle runner for the ceremony…i kind of think it’s a waste of money…that is until i read somewhere that if you don’t have one your veil will stick to the ground. is this true? i’m getting married outside and will have a cathedral veil.
so what are the pros/cons of having/not having an aisle runner? will my veil stick to the concrete if i don’t have one?
Post # 3
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
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
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
I’ve never heard that. I had an outdoor wedding with no aisle runner, but didn’t have a long veil.
Post # 7
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
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
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
My veil caught a few times before i walked out…but it was fine on smooth cement.