Ok so I really want to get this custom aisle runner from etsy. My only issue is I don't know how long I will need it to be. The length options are 25feet, 50feet, and 75feet. I'm having 50 guests. I'm having 25 people on both sides of the aisle. My other question is with social distancing everyone by 6 feet, how many people should I put in a row. We are having the ceremony outside so space isn't a problem.
Here's the picture of the aisle runner I really want to get
Could you reach out to the venue and see what they recommend. I would have a few concerns about this runner though. It seems like it would be easy to trip on and if it's windy outside how would you keep in securely on the ground?
Love the aisle runner!! I would sketch it out either 5 rows of 5 or if each row is a household perhaps 10 rows of 3 on each side. When you sketch it out, you can make it to scale by using half an inch = 1 ft to see a realistic view. I would lean towards the 50 or 75ft because you can always make in shorter in a pinch. ❤️
The aisle length at daughter's venue was 50' and her 100 guests had plenty of room -- the venue could have seated 220 in the same space (wedding was pre-Covid). With a guest list of 50, I'd guess the 25' runner is likely plenty long enough for the space those guests will need (that would be four rows of six on each side of the aisle, and only take up 18' from front to back). I'm assuming that the message is spread out to cover the length of the runner? If so, I don't think you want the runner too long or the message is going to be spread out pretty far behind the guests (something I'd think about is how it will photograph -- how far back with your photographer need to stand so the message makes sense in the photos). I agree with pp to think about/talk with your venue about the best length and how the runner might be affixed so that it doesn't wrinkle or blow around. Daughter's venue supplied a heavy paper/fabric disposable runner and their practice was to tape it down to the concrete ceremony area using double sided tape under both long edges. Without that, it would have been blown around by the gentle breeze and/or been wrinkled or dragged as the wedding party walked on it.