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Expert February 2013

aisle runner dilemma...personalized or el cheapo?

his_reesescup, on February 15, 2012 at 10:55 AM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 22

So....i keep going back & forth...I want a personalized one (yet I dont want to spend $180 on something I can never use again) OR should I just pick up one from the stores... I've been seeing them at David's Bridal, Michaels, even WalMart & been tempted to buy one. But then I get cold feet.

Has anyone ever used one from the 'regular' stores? Did it ball up on you?? My FMIL "warned" that the store ones can be thin & create chaos/sliding on the day of as the Wedding Party walks on it. Advice please?

If you've ever used one from a store please let me know how it worked out.


22 Comments

Latest activity by mrS, on August 5, 2012 at 10:17 AM
  • CKJL5410
    Master May 2012
    CKJL5410 ·
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    I have heard aisle runners are hard and get all bunched up.. I would just use the ground that is there (unless it is really ugly).. or I am putting down a bunch of petals Smiley smile

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  • Gee O. aka Happily Wifed Up
    Master June 2012
    Gee O. aka Happily Wifed Up ·
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    How much are the ones in "regular" stores?

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  • Mrs. M fka Sami B
    Master June 2012
    Mrs. M fka Sami B ·
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    The cheap, generic ones in the stores are terrible, I've yet to see one successfully unroll, I'd go pricey or not use one at all.

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  • Karen & Rene
    VIP March 2012
    Karen & Rene ·
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    I wanted to personalize mine (DIY) but then decided against it, since our venue is providing us with one , and I honestly do not have the time to take on any extra projects :/

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  • Marie S. (aka Princess Leia)
    Master October 2012
    Marie S. (aka Princess Leia) ·
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    Try Oriental Trading - they have personalized ones for like $30 bucks. I bought the purple runner - it's not personalized, I'll be doing that myself but all in all the quality's not bad...

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  • Shana
    Super July 2013
    Shana ·
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    I agree..I'd use petals rather than waste a bunch of money on something that you will never use again,guests will forget about the next day, and you or your wedding party might trip on..

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  • Latisha M (Latisha B)
    Super November 2011
    Latisha M (Latisha B) ·
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    Have you considered making your own? That's what I did. It was time consuming...but super easy. No problems during the ceremony either. By the end of the ceremony, this is as much wrinkling that happened.


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  • Celia Milton
    Celia Milton ·
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    I usually go with just petals, when I have a chance to have an opinion...

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  • his_reesescup
    Expert February 2013
    his_reesescup ·
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    @Gee the ones in regular stores are like $30 - $40

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  • his_reesescup
    Expert February 2013
    his_reesescup ·
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    @Latisha, I love yours..Im going to PM you!

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  • Chandlers Heart
    Expert October 2012
    Chandlers Heart ·
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    My sis used one from the "regular" store and it was just fine no problems at all.

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  • Lauren FM
    VIP November 2012
    Lauren FM ·
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    I bought an aisle runner at AC Moore with the 50% off coupon... ended up being like $15. I plan on doing something like this. From what I've read if you weigh down the edges on the back (all the suggestions I've seen are to glue tile to it) then they don't have an issue.

    You could easily do a monogram/initials with the petals hot glued to it.


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  • JennyG
    Dedicated September 2012
    JennyG ·
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    You can get cheap tile and velcro the runner to the tiles so you can transport and store it easily and it will not move around or bunch up on you during the ceremony.

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  • his_reesescup
    Expert February 2013
    his_reesescup ·
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    But doesnt the runner get put down DURING the cermony? (right b4 the wedding party comes out?)

    how do you add tile/velcro without it being noticable?

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  • Chandlers Heart
    Expert October 2012
    Chandlers Heart ·
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    No the aisle runner goes down right before YOU come out. Right before the Ringbearer and Flower Girl go out. That's how I did it at my sis's wedding.

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  • Shileta
    Super May 2013
    Shileta ·
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    We're on the same page Katrya! I started looking at personalized runners as well. I have to come up with a cheaper solution because my church has a super long asile.

    I thought of making my own and taking it to an emboidery shop to add my logo. I like Lauren's idea of hot gluing the petals in a design along the edges (this my also add weight and hide the velcro edges underneath). The more I type out the idea the better it sounds..

    Anyway, I definately want to display the monogramed section of the runner in a nice frame afterwards.

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  • Tenisha
    Dedicated March 2012
    Tenisha ·
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    I purchased my hand painted aisle runner on Etsy for $55. She painted it with my own design at no extra charge like other places. The store is scrapsoflovebyjen.

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  • Kiesha
    Super September 2012
    Kiesha ·
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    Our priest just told us not to bother with one.....

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  • Franchesca
    Expert March 2012
    Franchesca ·
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    I got one $110

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  • Elizabeth
    Expert June 2012
    Elizabeth ·
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    I have been wondering about the quality of the aisle runners on Oriental Trading! Glad to hear a good review!

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