aisle runner on grass?

ive been wanting to DIY an aisle runner with our monogram in it...but were having a garden ceremony... do u think this is a good idea?..or will our shoes just be poking through it?  thanks again ;)

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 5:32 am
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good question, i will be doing the same as well!

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 5:33 am
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It depends on the type of shoes you're wearing.  If you HAVE to have the runner - go with flats or something with a chunky heel (wedges maybe?) instead of stilettos that can poke through or tear the runner. 


Or, you could go with a much heavier fabric for the runner.


I'm doing an asle runner on grass... but I'm a redneck & wearing white cowgirl boots under my dress so I'm not worried ^.^

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 5:37 am
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i LOVE that you're wearing cowboy boots!!


alex from the board is having the same issue - she's wearing either wedges or chunky heels. 


there are also heel covers you can buy to keep yourself from sinking.  i forgot what they're called but people have posted them on here before.

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 5:42 am
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i think it might also depend on the type/how high the grass is too, maybe?

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 5:43 am
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Yeah I think if the grass is too long, it will make the asle runner look really un-even instead of flat... 


 


FI and I are really into trail riding (we have 8 horses) and his brother is a bullrider/ferrier.  We're really into farm life & I couldn't imagine NOT incorporating it into the wedding (even if it's such a minut detail)

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 6:50 am
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Why don't you try laying out boards along the aisle, and then cover that with the aisle runner.  I'm not sure if I'm making any sense...but I think that would eliminate the whole poking of the shoes and unevenness of the grass. :D

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 6:55 am
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You gotta make sure your bridesmaids shoes are not heels either- since they will be walking down before you. Or you could have it all rolled up and have your ring bearers roll it out for you just before you walk down or something  cute like that. But I think prismis's suggestion about boards is the best.

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 7:03 am
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duplicate... sorry!

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 7:03 am
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I had a garden ceremony and they wouldn't allow it for your same reasons. I had rose petals in the middle of my aisle, but I've also seen petals on both sides which looks nice also.


I had a garden photo 197762-1

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 8:17 am
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I like the idea of rose petals! One of the last weddings I went to they had an aisle runner on the grass and as a guest it was painful to watch as each of the BMs came down the aisle punching huge holes in the runner. They had to roll up the runner and get rid of it before the bride came through as it was slashed to bits and couldn't be gracefully walked on. I am now really not a fan of the runner!

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 9:43 am
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oh aussie...your description made me laugh!!!  "slashed to bits!"

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 9:52 am
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rhlya - I had a garden ceremony, and I personally liked the organic look for a grass aisle.


However, if your heart is set on the monogram aisle runner, maybe you and your bridal party could change to chunky heels or flats?  The heel cover kristeen is referring to is http://www.thesolemates.com/.  GL

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 10:24 am
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ha ha but it really was slashed to bits!

Posted on January 13, 2009 at 7:40 pm
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most of my girls don't like heels so I don't have to worry - but I do like the idea of the boards underneath!! I might look into that for "just-in-casies" :-D

Posted on January 14, 2009 at 1:44 am
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thanks so much for all your input ;)... i think we can do without the runner and just do petals... and maybe something like this for our initials...?


thanks so much for photo 199086-1

Posted on January 14, 2009 at 2:19 am
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every aisle runner on grass that I have seen ended up being a disaster - at one wedding the flowergirl tripped and fell! Poor thing was so embarrased...


I think they are better for indoor ceremonies or outdoors with a hard surface.


We are going to be in a meadow so I am definately not having one!


 


I like the idea of the initials made of petals!

Posted on January 14, 2009 at 2:28 am

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