Post # 1
The center aisle of the church will be blocked off before the ceremony and guests will be seated from the outside. We would like to hang a sign with a cute/clever saying on the roping that will block the aisle, and I need some suggestions!
Post # 3
It would help if youcould tell us Why it is being blocked? Is it becasue flowers or a runner will already be laid down and you don’t want to risk them being disturbed by other feet before you walk down?
Post # 4
I dont think you need a sign for that, You can just block it off with whatever roping you have in mind. I think the rope speaks for itself. Most weddings I’ve attended had the aisle blocked
Post # 5
I agree, no sign needed. You can block the aisle by either putting just one rope/garland/ribbon thing across the end of it or by doing 1 long one on each side that closes off each row.
I’ve found it’s easier/quicker for people to exit the ceremony if you only block it off at the back. After the wedding party & parents leave down the aisle, the guests can follow without having to stay on the outside.
Post # 6
The aisle will be blocked because the runner will already be out. We just thought a clever sign would add a bit of fun.
Post # 7
@smileyd: FYI. I like the idea of having the center isle blocked off to ensure that guests that get their early have the best seat…near the isle where they can see the bride. I’ve been to a wedding where we got there early and the ushers took us to our seats, from the center isle. By the time more and more guests showed up, we kept getting pushed to the far end of the isle. I was pretty disappointed because I had gotten there early to get a good seat.
@grmom: Most people know what the rope blocking the isle means and will walk to the outside isles. I don’t think a sign is necessary, but if anyone can think of a good saying…all the better!
Post # 8
I suggest that everything doesn’t need a cute sign. If the aisle is blocked with a rope, ribbon or garland of flowers, both the ushers and your guests will know that they are not to enter that aisle.
Post # 9
You could do some kind of fabric banner. I like this one:
If you don’t like burlap, you could do in any other fabric, even lace.