Post # 1
So, my plan for outdoor ceremony decor was something like this:
We were going to use our centerpieces down the aisle (and reuse them for the ceremony so we don’t have to buy 2 of essentially the same thing) with fake petals in between the vases. However, our venue does not allow fake petals, and real petals are quite expensive. Has anybody made something that you could glue the petals to? I was thinking having a base made of something, where I could glue the petals…Maybe drop them and glue them where they fall. Any ideas for a base for that?
Also, our venue has brick pavers for the ceremony site, much like the one above. However, our venue coordinator told us that she wouldn’t do an aisle runner because there is nothing to hold it down. I found this kind of odd as I’ve seen plenty of weddings that were on similar stuctures have aisle runners. I was going to custom make ours and make a timeline of our relationship on it. Advice?
Post # 2
Rose petals are pretty cheap….just walk into any flower shop and ask for some. I think I paid like $10 for a whole bag and that was in a HCOLA. I can’t imagine you’d need more than like 2 bags of petals for what you want to do.
Post # 3
You can also find them at places like Michael’s, Hobby Lobby for cheap… and can use coupons!
Post # 4
I think you can do away with the runner and spend that money on petals or other great ideas for the grand walk!
Post # 5
Fake petals are esstially littering and terrible for the environment (Sorry!) Try real rose petals – you can order in bulk from Sams club or other online wholesalers..
As far as your aisle runner you could ask them if you could bring something to hold it down with, or have the outside chairs hold down the runner, and maybe make it wider than usual in that case…
Post # 6
You can still have an aisle runner on pavers if that is what you want. It does help if it is a heavier fabric so it doesn’t shift. It also lowers the risk of anyone tripping over either the edges or a fold in the runner.
You can use the traditional white runner and glue it to a base layer of canvas or another heavier fabric.
If you want petals on the sides, you can glue fake petals to narrow strips of aisle runner fabric.
Your vases will also help weigh down the runner.
Post # 7
I don’t think real flower petals are all that expensive. My florist gave us 2 bags of flower petals for free with our flower order. I agree with others – I’d do some research into real flower petals and buy a few bags. Then you won’t have to change your vision.