Post # 1
I’ve read here on Weddingbee about using a silk sari (or silk like) as an aisle runner. I love this idea. They are inexpensive and gorgeous and can be used later for other purposes..
I am just wondering, though, how would I secure it to the floor so it is not slippery and an accident waiting to happen? The floors in the church are hardwood. It’s historic and I cannot do anything that could possibly cause damage.
I’m afraid any kind of double sided tape might leave a mess…
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
that’s a tough one. i was looking at this article and while it seems that one could be safely secured to a carpet, hardwood might be too slippery and dangerous. but that was just from a quick search, there might be much better ideas out there!
Post # 4
Is it possible to maybe line the edges of it with pebbles just in the corners? I’m not sure how they’ll feel about rocks in the church but if theyre tiny I think it would be ok. On the other hand, I use double sided tape for everything and it never leaves a mess! I tear them off posters and they don’t even take the paper off.
Post # 5
If your aisle is not too long, maybe you can put one of those soft foam materials underneath the sari. You know, the same material they use for these kind of children’s mats, except not so colorful. I know those mats adhere to the ground pretty well, enough that kids can run on them without the mat slipping on the hardwood. Also, this way, you can just tack the ends of the sari to the mat. No need for tape.
Post # 6
I live and breathe by Command strips. If you just use the sticky tape without the hooks, it will secure very well and come off perfectly. I once used it to hang a bunch of Christmas decorations for a play, and they came off the wood without a trace. You would need quite a few, though…
Post # 7
@baldor1: Oh!! I have some of those actually! They are squares and link together ot make a big square… they are for my son’s punching bag for him to step on. Cool suggestion! Not sure I want to haul them to Iowa with me but hey, I might! 🙂
@mundaetraversa: I have no idea what those are but I will look them up. Thanks!
@misspug: Thank you!
Thanks! I appreciate all the suggestions.
I was thinking maybe that puffy roll of stuff you use under rugs inside the house might work. Rug liner? I don’t know what it’s called but it is the same as the stuff you use to line your shelves… hey! I guess I could use the shelf liner just as well and it’s cheaper!
I’m just all about buying things that are useful after the wedding and if I go with the sari I will make something out of it for sure.