Post # 1
My wedding is in 5 weeks and I’m startting to stress. Aunts and Uncles keep dropping like flies (as in they were excited about our wedding in 7 months ago and now cannot attend) which means my adorable little cousins will not be attending either.
To keep this short…
To brides who did not have ring bearers, did you do anything neat to carry your rings down the isle? We’ve thought about inviting our dog but he gets excited around lots of people and pets are also not allowed at the inn.
For brides who did not have flower girls, how did you define your isle? Our ceremony will be outdoors, wheather permitting, and I don’t think they cut the grass shorter for an isle, but I will be asking.
Thanks for any suggestions!
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s a big deal to not have a flower girl or a ring bearer.
The Best Man can just keep the rings in his pocket and give it to the officiant when prompted.
You can sprinkle some petals on the aisle before the guests arrive.
Post # 4
we’re not doing a ring bearer or flower girl. our best man is carrying the rings for us, and our aisle will be made from the space in between the chairs.
Post # 5
We had flower girls and "ring bearers", but we just had them walk down the aisle, and gave the rings to the best man! Didn’t want the chance of the rugrats losing those bad boys during the ceremony.
Our flower girls held mini bouquets instead of tossing flower petals out of a basket. I had a white runner, and the florist sprinkled a lot of petals along the outer edges on either side of the runner. I liked that look better than petals all over the runner.
You can just have a runner, and there are many pretty decorative ones out there. Or just sprinkle light-colored petals on the grassy walkway.
Post # 6
i think the dog with a bow-tie would be so cute!
are you open to an aisle runner outdoors?? or line it with petals or at the end of the "pews" of chairs maybe a column and then placing a floral arrangement??
or line the aisle with tall hurricane candle holders filled with petals or a lit candle?
Post # 7
There is no way we’re giving our ring bearer the actual rings 🙂 It’s just too risky trusting a 4 year old with such important pieces.
For an outdoor aisle, i love the look of lining the sides of the aisle with rose petals, otherwise the break in the chairs will definitely define the aisle for you unless you don’t have those.
I wouldn’t recommend an aisle runner outdoors. One of my friends had one at her wedding and as one of her personal attendants I got the job of rolling it out before the ceremony. She didn’t have any stakes at all adn the wind kept blowing it all over, also, she almost tripped on part of it that folded under her heel. We had to move the chairs in closer to the aisle so the legs of them would hold down the runner, it just didn’t look pretty at all!
Post # 8
I think it’s just as cool to keep the wedding party adults, who can understand and appreciate the meaning of the event.
Our rings will be held by our best man, the groom’s brother, and I think he is much more honored by the sentiment than an official little ring bearer could be!
Post # 9
You generally don’t give the actual rings to the ring bearer. You get some fake rings and tie them to the pillow.
We are having the best man hold the rings (FI’s older brother, and a CPA, doesn’t get any more reliable than that).
Our aisle is also (you crack me up Rebecca) the space between the chairs. If you’re not having chairs (people standing? sitting on the ground?) you can pre-drop flower petals, or stick flowers with wired stems in the ground along the sides of the aisle. There was a photo that showed that in one of Miss Cream Puff’s recent blogs; it was really pretty.
Post # 10
We didn’t have a ring bearer or flower girl either. As per tradition, the Bridesmaid or Best Man held my ring, and the Maid/Matron of Honor wore his ring on her thumb. We had a monogrammed aisle runner created from http://www.signatureweddingaislerunners.com and one of the attendants rolled it out for us. If you want a runner outside, you can anchor it down with votives on either side, or instead of a runner, you can make an aisle with petals or candles as others have suggested.