Here are some tips for defining the aisle you will walk down at your wedding. If you are marrying in a church, be sure that the aisle cloth you've chosen is made of sturdy fabric and has weights to hold it down at both ends. Do not use a paper runner. They are difficult to walk on - especially in heels and they make noise. Better to have a bare aisle. Many florists now have colored aisle runners so you could follow a color plan although white or creme are still the favorite choices. Some companies also do custom aisle runners to match your wedding invitations or have your monogram on them.
Remind the ushers who will be positioning the aisle cloth that this is part of the ceremony seating. Their behavior and demeanor while rolling out the cloth and securing it is a significant part of the pre ceremony activities. It needs to be done with dignity and care.
If your ceremony is taking place at a locations that does not have an aisle it is possible to create one. Lanterns, potted plants, torches, flags or pennants, columns and stanchions with velvet ropes can add dramatic impact while defining your passageway.
Usually, tall decorative elements create a formal look while shorter items are appropriate for a more informal weddings. Whatever aisle you have fashioned, walk down it with dignity. This is not a 20 yard dash! Take your escort's arm, stand up straight, head held high and walk toward the most important moment in your life.
Below are samples of aisle decor we love!!