Post # 1
So we met with our florist this Saturday – it was very successful. We are doing all red roses so it was pretty easy. I totally forgot to ask about the runner. Is this something the florist usually provides? Also, my sister in law mentioned something about doing petals along the sides of the runner. Is this common? I was thinking more along the lines of leaving the runner bare and having our flower girl do the petals. But then again, petals along the sides might look pretty. THoughts?
Post # 3
@rdevaney: Sometimes a florist might provide the runner. You would have to ask yours if they have one available, what it looks like and what the rental cost would be.
Some couples order a personalized runner which is usually a rayon non-woven fabric. It reminds me of the material you find on the underside of a sofa- the dust cover.
You can cover the edges with silk petals if you choose.
Some brides painstakingly glue petals to the entire runner, or place fresh or sik petals the day of the wedding if there is absolutely no breeze.
If you do use petals, you will probably want to rope off the center aisle and seat your guests from the side aisles so the petals don’t get all messed up.
Some couples choose to do a runner that is part of their wedding palette
You can also buy a fabric runner that looks like moss.
You can do anything you want.
Post # 4
Our florist provided the petals for our aisle. I LOVED the look in our outdoor setting.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2013 - Hawks View Golf Club
We had a traditional white runner (from save-on-crafts) and then on the side we had lanterns and flowers between them (it was a bit windy so the petals were kind of all over the place but I didn’t care at that point).