(Closed) How are you lining your outdoor ceremony aisle?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re doing those same dollar tree shepherd hooks w/ pomanders (4 on each side) and lining the entire aisle with rose petals-I’m so excited to have an aisle full of flowers! We’re ordering them from fiftyflowers and the cost isn’t too bad.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@cmvmph:  It wasn’t in the budget to do what I wanted to line the aisle, so we used 2 whiskey barrels at the end of the aisle with flowers.

Below is the photo of what I wanted to do:

This is what we had and is still pretty in my opinion. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Did you girls recently get the Shepard hooks at dollar tree?? I went about a month ago and they didn’t have any. Maybe I should look again! The cheapest my dad found them was $16. That’s crazy!!!! I NEED to find the dollar tree ones!!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is what we did (although i don’t have the pic with me showing the full aisle).  But we covered the aisle in petals and then had buckets with flowers in them hanging on the front two chairs and the back two chairs.  I originally wanted shepherd hooks and at least 4 of them on either side.  But then I saw how much that added to the florist budget and said nope!  What we did gave enough color though which is all I wanted!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My wedding coordinator and the hotel coordinator were adament that I not have an aisle runner (unless I rented a hard one) on the grass because it “never works.”  I have considered doing a petal strip running down each side of the aisle, but I’m not sure its in the budget.  I might just end up with nothing. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@shellzbellz:  That picture is gorgeous!!  I like the idea of just throwing out petals for a bit of color.  πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes, I’ve definitely been told to not use an aisle runner outside.  I’m thinking maybe just sprinkling the aisle with rosepetals or similar, and then having a wooden arch with flowers at the front – just simple, but im not sure

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am totally OCD about things needed defined edges, so I decided the cheapest and easiest way to line the sides of the aisle on the ground was with a sort of ropelike apparatus made of tulle. I just bought rolls of tulle in the wedding colors — white, pink and navy blue — and then twisted them together to form a sort of rope where the colors alternated and it actually looks great! You cann’t even tell it’s tulle (since I know a lot of people are so over tulle), and it is very understated. I was going to pin it to the grass with pink pearl-head pins and perhaps even pin a silk rose petal  every few feet. Then we’re going to decorate the aisle chairs with a single silk rose and a navy ribbon tying the chairs together and demarcating the aisle. Total cost around $30 for everything.

The florist suggested rose petals to line the aisle (of COURSE she did! haha florists are so predictable) but that can be a bad idea depending on what sort of train your dress has. If you’ve got a wide train, you can basically turn into a giant vacuum, dragging the petals along with you as you walk. I wasn’t too keen on that.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@PinkFlemingo:  Rethink the pearl headed pins to secure the tulle to the grass. You will likely need something longer than that.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mousegirl:  ahhhh, we are venue twins!  That’s Claxton Farm, right?  I love what you did using the barrels, it’s so simple yet adds just a little something extra.  I might have to borrow that picture as inspiration!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@FunfettiCupcakes:  Yeah, I got some at the dollar tree about 1.5 mos ago.  (I bought them out – they had 17). 

I saw ones at Joanne Fabrics or Michaels (can’t remember which) for $4 each. Still more expensive, but less than $16.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Valdrine:  *waves hello* Yes, we were married at Claxton farm just about a year ago. If I remember correctly Claxton has 6-8 of the whisky barrels that you can use. The one up front is holding our wine box for the love letter/wine box cermony. πŸ™‚ It’s an amazing place to be married, great choice! If you want any info on vendors we used just PM me. πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper

We are lining the aisle with low troughs of hydrangeas in ivory and blush pink. Behind the troughs will be long chandeliers. The aisle will be covered in ivory, pink and lavender rose petals.

Here is one of my inspiration pics:

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