(Closed) Outdoor Ceremony Brides… Aisle Runner or Not?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re getting married on grass and are skipping the aisle runner. I’m just nervous that it would blow around if it’s windy, or that everyone (especially me!) might trip when walking down the aisle since it’s not a completely smooth surface underneat the runner. I think we might use rose petals to line the aisle or something. I know the train of my dress might get some grass stains on it, but oh well — I doubt people will notice. Plus, the way my venue is set up I’ll have to walk on the grass around the side of a lake before getting to the aisle — so even if we had a runner, it wouldn’t eliminate the grass stain issue.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Outdoor ceremony here, and no aisle runner either.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m doing one, and yes, I’m using an isle runner. Got a SUPER cheap one from Walmart (really doesn’t look that bad, surprisingly). I just wanted something to avoid dragging grass and flower petals with me as I walked down the isle and staining the underside of my dress.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are having an outdoor ceremony and are not going to do the isle runner.  My planner stated that we could tripon it.  So instead, we are going to do a heavy flower petal toss down the isle Smile

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

We are planning on an outdoor ceremony with no aisle runner. Instead our florist is doing the scattered rose petals in our colors for us.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m getting married outside and our officiant told us to ditch the runner.  I’m getting married near the beach so it will just fly away.  Instead we will have roses.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re doing an outdoor ceremony.  Instead of an aisle runner, we’re doing petals as well.  But they’ll only be lining the aisle on both side (think of the lights on the aisle of an airplane), so that I don’t drag too many with me when I walk down the aisle, but it’s still a great deal more decorative than plain grass.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@vabride2011: How much roses are you using? I want to use flower petals but there are no roses in my florals so I need to buy them. I want them scattered. My venue said no silks so that means I’ve got to buy real roses. Ugh!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m getting married outside too, and we are not using an aisle runner. Its close to the beach, and with the wind, I don’t think its really worth it. However, I am going to put something on the side of the chairs along the aisle, like a few flowers or ribbons.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We’re doing heavy petals also

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wedding is outside…no aisle runner. I am lining the aisle with rose petals that I will be purchasing in bulk from fiftyflowers.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Outdoor wedding with aisle runner. I’m not 100% sure how I’m going to make it work yet, but I love love love aisle runners so it’s going to happen.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@bRooklynRocks: I think the florist used the rule of 2-3 roses per foot of aisle.

Another big tip, if you do use flower petals… be sure the aisle is blocked off so that the guests use the outside aisles and don’t accidentally trample your petals before your processional begins!  She’s tying a nice sash between the two chairs on opposite sides of the aisle in the last row to be sure now one walks through ahead of time.

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