Burlap Aisle Runner?
Okay so our wedding is Vintage, Rustic, Country western chic as I call it lol. Mason Jars, Burlap table runners, ivory hydranges, baler jute twine, horse shoes, boots, i wish i could just describe it as perfectly as it is in my head! But our church is a small country church i do not have a picture of the inside currently on my work computer but i am throwing around the idea of a burlap aisle runner VS. a regular white DIY monogramed runner. I have access to unlimited amount of burlap free & im using it in a lot of the decor. I thought using it as a runner & maybe using a strong double sided tape to keep it down? But worried about it catching on the crioline of the underside of the dress? Any thoughts or ides on this? Would love to know and hear oppinions. =)

Married: 05/05/2012
Posted On: Feb 2, 2012 at 12:25 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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Feb 02, 2012 at 12:37 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Can your crinoline and dress be hemmed to "just above" the floor -- like 1/2 inch?

krisalicious
Married: 04/28/2012
Feb 02, 2012 at 12:37 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Will guests be walking on your runner at all? The biggest worry I would have is that burlap is so "sticky", it could catch if a woman was wearing a heeled shoe. I do think it could maybe catch on the crinoline......but I don't know.

I like the idea though. Have you seen this burlap and bling wedding? I wish we could style our wedding this way. :)

http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/blog/2011/04/25/rustic-white-wedding-inspiration/

Married: 05/05/2012
Feb 02, 2012 at 1:04 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Kris i have seen that & i am IN LOVE! ha if only! I think we are going to seat guest from the outside instead of the inside of the pews so they wont walk onto it. It will be blocked off until seating of the family has started. I just love the idea. On the alter up front we are having hydrangea bushes with the bottoms wrapped in burlap & tied with baler twine. so it would all tie in.

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Feb 02, 2012 at 3:02 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Miss HC I am having the same theme you are and I LOVE it. Our venue is in a wooded park and the inside of it is all knoty pine with a stone fireplace (not gas burning, only real logs burning)

Its all going to tie in really well.

krisalicious
Married: 04/28/2012
Feb 02, 2012 at 3:05 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I still think if they're walking out on the runner, you still have to think about whether the burlap might catch someone's heel. That stuff is pretty sticky.

You could always have burlap or twine pew bows instead. I think the design sounds really, really pretty. I just don't know about the logistics of actually walking on burlap.

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Feb 02, 2012 at 3:46 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
LOVVEEEEEE! I want to incorporate burlap BADLY! I am just not sure how to go about getting it.

Married: 05/05/2012
Feb 02, 2012 at 4:15 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Kristy S... i SO wanted to get married outside but to FH getting married in his church is very important to him which made it important to me. Im still jealous! lol I know people out there have done it i wish i could find someone and ask them if it caught on peoples heels. If anyone sees or hears anyone who has done something simliar i would REALLY appreciate knowing so i could ask them!! maybe i should try laying some out & walking over it in different heels haha. *picture it!* Myself & our wedding party are all in cowgirl/cowboy boots so its not us im worried about but family getting seated.

Stephanie Hickerty

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Feb 02, 2012 at 4:51 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
What if your aisle runner was white with burlap edges (about 2-3 inches wide on each side). Then you get the look of the burlap in it without the worry of it catching on heels quite so much.
2 options..
1) have the runner rolled up at the altar. Your ushers unroll it once everyone has been seated.
2) have the runner in place. Have the aisle roped off so that guests must enter & exit their seats from the side aisles (if you have side aisles). Also, by roping off the pews at the aisle, it will prevent your guests from stepping into the aisle to photograph you & thus ruining your photographer's shots as you enter and exit your ceremony.

Stephanie Hickerty

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Feb 02, 2012 at 4:51 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
What if your aisle runner was white with burlap edges (about 2-3 inches wide on each side). Then you get the look of the burlap in it without the worry of it catching on heels quite so much.
2 options..
1) have the runner rolled up at the altar. Your ushers unroll it once everyone has been seated.
2) have the runner in place. Have the aisle roped off so that guests must enter & exit their seats from the side aisles (if you have side aisles). Also, by roping off the pews at the aisle, it will prevent your guests from stepping into the aisle to photograph you & thus ruining your photographer's shots as you enter and exit your ceremony.

Married: 05/05/2012
Feb 02, 2012 at 4:58 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Stephanie both ideas are great! I was planning on roping off the aisle & having people seated from the outside. Never thought about the photographing side of thigns. good call!

Stephanie Hickerty

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Feb 02, 2012 at 10:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Sorry for the double post...sometimes the WW website acts up...lol

Alsom Miss HC, google unplugged weddings. I've started a collection of shots to show my brides how well-meaning friends and family have ruined ceremony shots. Roping off each pew keeps them from at least stepping into the aisle & ruining some key shots.

Good luck with your aisle runner!
Feb 02, 2012 at 11:17 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'd skip the runner. Maybe do wheat or petals or leaves instead.
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