Wedding Questions

Non-Slip Wedding Runner Troubles

August 14, 2017 1:46:38 am

Posted in San Diego, CA, USA
Emptyprofileicon Justine Ross Wedding date: December 20, 2010 San Diego, CA, USA

I'm looking for an aisle runner to use outside at my reception site. I've already looked at the Original Runner Company, but am looking for something a little less expensive that won't move around on the ground, and won't slip out of place when guests walk on it.

Does anybody know of another runner company that makes monogramed non-slip runners? Or does anybody know if there is a way to make a standard fabric runner non-slip?

Thanks!

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Emptyprofileicon Lauren and Jacob Wedding date: May 31, 2008 San Diego, CA, USA

November 22, 2009 5:23:49 pm

We rented our aisle runner from Concepts Party Rentals in National City. Obviously, it could not be monogramed. It was made out of heavy cotton so was not slippery but would need to be attached to the ground with long pins of some sort. Good Luck with your search.

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Emptyprofileicon Mary Lou Liebau Wedding date: May 29, 2010 San Diego, CA, USA

November 22, 2009 6:01:03 pm

Hi!
I'm a wedding photographer and have been to many weddings with aisle runners over the years. I def. do not want to change your wedding vision, but I did want to let you know that aisle runners can be a big pain. When they are outside depending on the type of ground I've seen women's heels go right through the runner and the bride take the runner with her down the aisle. Also the wind can blow them and they don't look as nice in pictures. And inside when people walk on it it gets kinked and rolled before the bride even gets to step on it. The only time it looks ok is right before the wedding before anyone sits down. I hope this may help in your quest and you find what is right for you! Maybe it will even save money, you can always line the aisle with flowers or ribbons on chairs or if it's concrete put a monogram on the ground or in rose petals :-)

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Emptyprofileicon Natalie and Johnathon Wedding date: October 18, 2007

November 23, 2009 8:21:53 am

Runners can be a real trip hazard outside. If not for you in your dress, then gor the bridesmaids in their heels. Having grass underneath makes it especially tricky. I had an outdoor wedding, and we just had rose petals sprinkled the the edges of the aisle to outline it. Then, the flower girl sprinkled them as she went down to fill in the center. It looked gorgeous, and no tripping.

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Emptyprofileicon b carter Wedding date: October 17, 2009 Ruston, LA, USA

November 23, 2009 2:04:24 pm

Hi :) I'm a BIG fan of aisle runners because I love customizing all the details of a wedding, making it unique and personal to you. I've been a custom graphic designer and stationery designer for over 10 years and I send ALL of my brides to Cherin at www.customizedweddingcreations.com she is always able to beautifully paint motif designs on her runners with great attention to detail and she has a big selection of colors and materials including a budget line. Start with a custom motif and use it tie all your wedding details together. With each wedding I have been done using a customized aisle runner it has always been one of the main WOW factors of the decor. She also has fabulous parasols and other custom details - I can't say enough good things and I know you will find something you love there ~
Celeste Smith, celesteDESIGNS www.celestedesigns.shutterfly.com

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Emptyprofileicon Justine Ross Wedding date: December 20, 2010 San Diego, CA, USA

November 23, 2009 7:27:25 pm

Thanks for all the responses thus far. I should clarify that the outside runner will be on concrete and made of thicker fabric, (similar to that of a runner that would be in someone's house).

Thanks!

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Emptyprofileicon Alba Reilly

May 08, 2012 12:21:54 am

Hello, I just advise you like our friend the photographer about the issues with the runner, it would be way better to use petals o painted leafs, it would be safer and it would make an statemente of your own personality without paying liabitie :), good luck in your wedding :)

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Emptyprofileicon Alba Reilly

May 08, 2012 12:21:56 am

Hello, I just advise you like our friend the photographer about the issues with the runner, it would be way better to use petals o painted leafs, it would be safer and it would make an statemente of your own personality without paying liabitie :), good luck in your wedding :)

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