(Closed) Anyone walking down STAIRS for your aisle??

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had to walk down garden stairs and it was cobblestone. I was so worried about it before hand but the key is to walk slow and pause between each step and if you have to hand your dad the bouquet so you can fix your dress than so be it! I had heels but wore flip flops for the ceremony and i am so glad I did because i was so much more stable! I just took mine time walking and kinda kicked my dress out with each step (not noticeably so but enough so i wouldn’t step on it). Also I looked down when i needed to and you should- it’s better to look down than to fall! SO to sum it up pause between each step so you feel balanced, take your time and opt for flats! And if you need to practice just practice in your dress before the ceremony– i did this during pictures and our 1st look. [attachment=1277705,162650]

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh and on the way up i linked arms with husband and he held my bouquet! 

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Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We have to walk up and down stairs also we will go up the stairs with his arm around my waist and me holding my dress. Going down I asked the hall if I could come over with my crinoline and try to practice.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I didn’t practice with my dress, but I ditto the advice to go slow. We had my dad meet me at the top of the stairs so I could take his arm, then we went slow. I was wearing 4″ heels at the time, and I didn’t have to pick up my dress, I just felt for each step with the ball of my foot before I put my weight on it.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would practice if you can, and if it were me, I would try to carry my bouquet and hike the dress up at the same time.

I will be walking up and down these stairs in 4″ heels 🙂

 

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Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hey fellow Roanoke bride!  I’m walking down stairs out of a house and then there will be a more regular aisle.  I plan to look down to make sure I don’t fall.  And I’m wearing flats.  I would definitely practice if I was you.

Do you mind if I ask where your wedding is?  It sounds like what I was looking for and couldn’t find.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yes! And I immediately bought some fairly low-heeled shoes after we booked the venue so I wouldn’t be tempted by those pesky Louboutins later. 

The venue (see the stairs on the left):

The shoes:

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I might be…our venue has a stunning marble spiral staircase. It would be such a dramatic entrance! I’m debating whether I’ll be able to handle it in a ball gown and 4 inch heels. I would hate not to take full advantage of the space’s beauty, but I’d also hate to fall flat on my face on my wedding day (and I have a history of falling down stairs).

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Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve fallen down stairs before…during an assembly in the highschool auditorium and it wasn’t pretty. So definitely definitely practice! Our venue has tons of stairs for me to walk down to get to the aisle too, and while it’s a lovely entrance, I’m terrified of falling again. So I’m definitely going to wear the heels I plan on wearing for my wedding to the rehearsal. Or I might even just practice on regular stairs in them. lol. And you can always link arms with your dad and hold your bouquet in that hand and your dress in the other. good luck!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We have to walk up and down stairs also we will go up the stairs with his arm around my waist and me holding my dress. Going down I asked the hall if I could come over with my crinoline and try to practice.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have to wonder if I could go barefoot under my dress for the ceremony w/o anyone noticing. 🙂

Also thinking of having my dad meet me at the bottom of my staircase and have someone hand him my bouquet to hand to me, so I can hold my dress and the railing w/o worrying about flowers too.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

For our ceremony, I had to walk down a downhill cobblestone path and across the lawn in 4″ heels. While I hadn’t practiced in my dress, I wore my wedding-day shoes to the rehearsal and went up and down that path over and over and over. For the entrance to our cocktail hour, I had to hoof it down a staircase, and I practiced that over and over again, too. Right before the ceremony, everyone was teasing me that I looked nervous. And I finally said, “I’m not at all nervous about getting married. I just don’t want to trip while walking down the aisle!”

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

@ashford23:  How funny, I am from Blacksburg and we had our ceremony south of Asheville!  : )  We got married at Castle Ladyhawke and we set it up so that I would walk down the stairs by myself and meet my dad at the bottom who would walk me down the aisle.  Yeah, you aren’t supposed to look down, but if you need to glance down, do it!  Because you are walking down the stairs, stepping on your dress shouldn’t be a problem since you are stepping below the hem.  However, it did make me feel better to hold my dress up, so just do what you need to… Practice walking down the stairs so you are comfortable with the stride and make sure you practice in your shoes! 

And hey, so what if you get caught looking down… my favorite photo coming down the stairs is one where I am looking down at the first step… I guess it’s because I’m still smiling.  Don’t worry so much about it and just hold on to your dad  : )

Here’s my stair pics:

 

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