(Closed) The aisle runner…can’t justify the cost!

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Funny story…my Darling Husband and I spent the ENTIRE day before the wedding running around looking for an aisle runner.  The day of the wedding, the doors were about to open and I was about to walk down the aisle, when Dh audibly says “Oh no! The aisle runner!” up at the front of the church.  Everyone laughed…it was still in the trunk of his car and I had already started walking (too late now!!).  I never even noticed it was missing!!  And I’m kind of glad it wasn’t there (just one more thing to trip over!).  Long story short, an aisle runner is by no means necessary, esp. if you want to save the money!  Maybe put that extra money into decorating the chairs at the sides of the aisle with some extra flowers??  (That is, if your venue doesn’t require you to have the runner).  Most people will be looking up at your face instead of down anyways!!

Post # 5
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I know you said no flower petals, but just a thought – you could do freeze-dried petals in one color (white, ivory?) and then have your flower boy/girl drop a colored petal (red or whatever your color may be).  The prices are pretty low and this site always has 20% and 30% off sales.  Petals are easy on the wheelchairs and easy to walk over. 

Just a thought… good luck with the planning! 


Post # 6
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Can you line the edges of the aisle with rose petals, candles, flower arrangements, anything like that, so that you “define” the aisle, but without using a runner?

Post # 7
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s definitely not a requirement, and I don’t think anyone would be thinking “why isn’t there an aisle runner?!”. Just cut it and move on :-). There’s so many beautiful decor options, you won’t miss it.

Post # 9
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I agree that even prettier than a runner would be putting that cost toward decorating the sides of the aisle. Our florist provided the aisle runner and we had carpeting in the room where we had the ceremony (yuck) so I definitely would never have considered not having one. But a week after my wedding they laid tile in that room (still makes me pout) and if the tile had been there on the day of my wedding, I would’ve used the chairs to form my aisle and not used a runner at all. I would’ve spent much more money decorating the “pews” and chairs. 

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