Post # 1
So, my fiance and I have recently come to the conclusion that we want to have an aisle runner for our outdoor wedding. My reason is that I want to protect the bottom of my dress and shoes as much as I can in the grassy location for the ceremony. We’re very tight on the budget, and almost every penny is accounted for or marked for something in particular. I’ve done some internet searching and found a good site that I can get an aisle runner(s) for really cheap, and they claim to be made for both indoor and outdoor use. I was hoping I could get some input from someone here who has had an outdoor wedding, and who could give me some pointers on how to set up the runner so (1) it will lay still and not bunch up and (2) won’t rip when walked on in heels. Anybody?
Post # 3
My wedding coordinator was adament that I not use an aisle runner that was more substantial than scattered petals or less substantial than a hard platform. She said that in her years of experience anything in between [on grass] is a bad idea.
Post # 4
I am a wedding planner. You never use an aisle runner outdoors, unless it’s on brick or pavement. There is no way to hold it down or to stop it from ripping.
Post # 5
@MrsLulu: Ok, that does make sense, and it was one of my own concerns. Just now I was doing some online research and came up with the same answer. So do you think if I make sure that the “aisle” is heavily flowered that would keep my shoes and dress fairly nice? I guess it shouldn’t matter too much since I do plan on getting my dress cleaned after the wedding anyway, and I do plan on wearing heel protecters on my shoes.
Post # 6
@mwitter80: Thank you and that is very good advice. I will let my fiance know that we’re going to skip the aisle runner. When I really think about it, I think it’s more hassle than I want to deal with … even if I could manage to keep it from bunching and tearing. In thinking about the work that will have to be done the day after by our friends and family in getting things cleaned up and put away, not sure I want to add to it by having them pull up stakes and roll up a runner too.
Post # 7
We are having an outdoor wedding and plan on an asile runner. i think that my father in law is going to use wire coat hangers, cut them down and stake the runner in the ground. i9 want the asile to stand out 🙂
Post # 8
I bought our aisle runner when I thought we were going to have an indoor wedding but we ended up having it outdoors. We decided to use the aisle runner anyways, right on the grass. We simply steaked it to the ground and it turned out great-did not move the enitre time.