Ideas for Wedding Aisle Decorations
Flowers and candles can make your aisle look elegant
By Heather Grenier
Aisle decorations can add to your wedding in a subtle but meaningful way. Unfortunately, most brides don't think of aisle decorations until relatively late in the game, but they shouldn't be forgotten. Decorative aisle elements can add an ethereal quality to a traditional wedding or vibrant punch of color to a festive celebration. So do yourself a favor and think ahead to what kind of decorations you want well in advance. As you walk down the aisle, you will see your friends and family smiling back at you flanked by wreaths, flowers or glowing candles. Your wedding ceremony will be that much more memorable with well-thought-out wedding aisle decorations.
Have decorators lay down a wedding aisle runner for your ceremony. You may rent one from a linen-supply company or you may choose to buy one. You may need to purchase your wedding aisle runner if you decide to have it personalized with your initials or with a special decoration. Wedding aisle runners are especially important in outdoor weddings where the aisle may not be easily discernable for the wedding party or guests.
Use candles at the end of each row of chairs to create a romantic look for your wedding ceremony. You might choose to use large candle holders to hold pillar candles at the end of each row. You might also choose to use pillar candles in hurricane glass at the end of every third or fourth row of chairs or just at the beginning and end of the aisle. These candles must be safely situated so they will be out of the way of your dress and located where guests cannot knock them over. Check with the venue to make sure you can have open flames within the premises. Some older churches will not allow candles as a protective measure.
Flowers are a great way to liven up the space. Have your decorator or wedding planner arrange for flowers at the end of each row of chairs to add an element of natural beauty to your wedding venue. This can be done in a variety of ways. Wreaths or pomanders can be hung from the end of each row. You may also choose to use stands or columns and place plants or bouquets of flowers on each stand. Use the same types of flowers that you selected for your bouquets, and include lots of greenery and sprays.
Use satin ribbons or tulle in your wedding colors to create large bows for placement at the end of each row of chairs. Ask for glitter or crystals on the bows to add a touch of sparkle. Matching ribbon or tulle can be fixed to your flower bouquets and candleholders to further coordinate decorations.
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Heather Grenier is a freelance writer and a contributor to DexKnows
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