(Closed) Outdoor wedding with long aisle

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m dealing with the same issue. And I’m not really sure what I’m going to do. I don’t think I mind if I can’t hide from my guests. I don’t really feel like I need some big reveal moment where everyone gasps. When I think about it, it’s just a bit melodramatic for me. And my friend is playing guitar as the ceremony music so I don’t want him playing forever! But I’m afraid my dad might miss it if he didn’t get to walk me down the aisle. So I dunno. But here are some options I’m considering: 

  1. Just not do an entrance. Me and all my girls would just be around the ceremony site like the guys and we’ll get all lined up once it’s time for the ceremony. This seems easiest and if it’s okay for the guys, why not the girls?
  2. Have the whole bridal party and parents back at the house (~200 yards away) and do the procession from there (Groom and pastors, parents, bridesmaids/groomsmen, me and dad). It’s a long walk so I definately wouldn’t wait for the person in front to get to the end, just have everyone (including me) start ten steps or so behind the couple in front of them.
  3. Same as 2. But my dad holds a big pretty umbrella/parasol in front of us so I would be kinda hidden until we get to the top of the aisle.
  4. Come in on a boat. This would actually get me closest to the ceremony site, but then I have to figure out how to get from a boat onto a bit of a steep bank without falling in the creek.
  5. Ride in on my uncle’s motorcycle. I saw a friend that did this on the back of her dad’s motorcycle and it was pretty awesome.
  6. Borrow a fancy car from a friend and drive close to the site in that. (This wouldn’t be an option if the ground is really saturated from rain.
  7. Set up a pop-up canopy close to the ceremony site and put up fabric walls on a couple sides so I can hide in it the entire time people are arriving for the wedding. This seems annoying and I think I would spend the whole time wanting to leave the hiding spot. But maybe I could set it up so it could be a cool place to hang out with the bridal party. Still seems like a lot of work to hide.

So there are some options. Don’t know if any of those might work for you. But I’d encourage you not to get too caught up in the whole “big reveal” thing. It’s not like seeing you from a distance first will make you any less beautiful!

Post # 4
47203 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can use old doors to build a structure through which you enter closer to the ceremony site.

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