Post # 16
Yes, along with ribbons, crepe paper or tulle (whatever fits into your decorations) strung along the path, I would definitely put a runner down, especially since you have to go through a living room to get there. It would make the whole idea of not loitering sink in much more. It would also help protect the floor. 🙂
Post # 17
Wow, so many good ideas! I would get an outhouse as back-up at least. In the wedding planning book I used they specifically talked about disasters when relying on household plumbing, which is something I wouldn’t really know about but I prefer to learn from their mistakes.
Rope off the path and put signs on doors that staff may need access to (or may leave open as they come and go). A runner is a good idea, but may cause people to slip, so be extra careful. The ribbons/tulle can be really pretty and carry your theme through the house, while guiding your guests.
Post # 18
Close the doors or tie the rooms off with ribbon and having the bridal party remind people throughout the event should be good. Make sure you have a plumber on call for any emergencies that might arise!!!