Post # 1
I’m totally committed to doing my own aisle runner. We’re getting married outside at a plantation house so I’m going to find out how long theirs is (they want to charge an absurd amount to borrow their funky one) and buy some loooong fabric from Joann’s and stitch a side seam into it so it doesn’t fray.
We aren’t having ushers, so how does it get rolled out and all that business? I like the flair in having two people roll it out, but it sounds really difficult if you are making your own. You have to roll it onto something, find cord, ugh, it’ll probably fall off, etc.
How’d you get around this if you didn’t have ushers roll it out right before you walk out? Any ideas or tips?
Post # 3
We are also not having any ushers so I am curious to see what other people are going to do. Perhaps we could have it rolled out before hand, as long as there is another way for your guests to get to their seats.
Post # 4
Are you going to be walking on solid ground, pebbles, grass or something else? That will also effect things.
What if you were have the guests file in from the outside (since you aren’t inside a building it won’t be awkard) and you could actually block off the edge of the aisle with tule, fabric or a string of pretty pearls or something so people realize they can’t even enter that way. Are you having someone hand out programs? This person could let guests know to please file in from the outside.
One more thing, if you are wearing flats that will also minimize the possibility of tripping if the ground below the runner isn’t hard and dependable. Don’t want to trip!
I found this website (http://raleighweddingblog.blogspot.com/2008/05/lets-talk-about-aisle-runners.html) that talks about isle runners and their hangups and how to fix it. Oddly enough they mention a heavy canvas (!) with grommets but that could still cause a problem. Just make sure you don’t take the fabric down the isle with you like you are hauling TP from the ladies room 🙂
Post # 5
wow…that picture of the blue isle runner…is gorgeous!
Anywho…the thing about buying fabrick is that it is crazy expensive, and it will have to be cut and sewn..that will be a huge project! Did you know that you can buy isle runners from places like orientaltrading.com for about $25? and you can get them personalized, too…(for extra of course) But coming from someone who sews, if you need more than 3 yeards of fabric then its gonna be easier and cheaper to buy one already made. Another thing about the material idea is that unless you pick a plain pattern you will have to line up the designs (as tiny or large as they are) and that is a headache in itself! Good Luck!