Post # 1
I have been inspired by the types of shephard’s hooks aisle decorations and am using the following pictures on my inspiration board.
Having recently completed our timeline for the day before and wedding day, we realized we don’t have much time to decorate. Plus flowers are expensive and pomanders can take hours to DIY.
I’d love some advice on an alternate that I’ve come up with:
Use shephard’s hooks to hang these amazingly inexpensive (under $4/unit) lanterns. Question: Since the ceremony is at 2:30pm, should I leave the lanterns hanging without any tealights? and if so, will that look funny?
I also plan on decorating the aisle with flower petals- will this be too much alongside the shephard’s hooks and lantern? Does anyone know how to estimate the number of petals needed for a 75feet aisle?
Many many thanks!!
Post # 3
Here is the estimator that I used for my petals.
I also think that they’ll be fine on the aisle with the lantern. Since the weddig is earlier in the day,you can leave the tea lights out.
Post # 4
It’ll be pretty, go for it!
Post # 5
@PrncssDva:Thanks so much! Is the estimator for the silk petals the same as real flower petals?
Post # 7
I’m using purple Moroccan lanterns hanging on black shepherds hooks down my aisle, and my ceremony is at 4:30pm. I’m going to use the brightest LED lights I can so that hopefully they will show a little bit. I bought my shepherds hooks from walmart a few days ago for $5.00 a piece. I also have silk rose petals but they are the wrong color so I’m not using them, otherwise I think that lanterns will look GREAT with petals down the aisle!! Totally do it!!!
Post # 8
Found one of my inspiration pics
Post # 9
All I have to say is beware of glass, and don’t use anything that can’t hold its own against a stiff breeze.
At a wedding I went to last summer, the wind (after the ceremony, thankfully) knocked over the framed poster-size program they had printed up for people to look at as they took their seats, and there was broken glass everywhere. The same breeze also took out some of the shepherd’s hooks and lanterns, and the entire wedding arch. They also had to straighten the aisle runner about 10,000 times before the bride actually got anywhere near the aisle because the smallest breeze would shift it.
So whatever you use, anchor it well!
Post # 10
@linguo42:thanks so much for the warning! we’re getting married on a bluff and with the unpredictability of the CA coast weather, we aren’t using aisle runner because of the wind factor. Will make sure that I stake the hooks firmly in the ground 🙂
Post # 11
@PrncssDva:absolutely gorgeous! thanks for sharing!
Post # 12
We went to wedding with them during the day and I didn’t question it at all. However they were blue glass, so I don’t even remember if there was a candle lit in them or not.
Post # 13
@NYshoppingirl: thanks for sharing your shopping expedition at Walmart. I’m still trying to find a website that sells inexpensive lanterns. Where did you buy yours and are you satisfied with the quality? if so, do you mind sharing the address?
Post # 14
The black lanterns from your pic are from ikea! they have less expensive 8 inch ones as well in a different design http://www.ikea.com/us/en/search/?query=lantern
Edit: Pier one also sells nice lanterns if you have any by you! http://www.pier1.com/SearchResults/tabid/37/txtSearch/lantern/Search/lantern/List/0/Default.aspx
Post # 16
Hi can i just ask… when using an aisle runner outside on the grass.. do heels not sink into it? and make holes?or do yu place something underneath?