Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Aisle Decor

The aisle decor at your ceremony is a very important element to your overall ceremony ambiance. This element of the ceremony is often overlooked or considered less important. The aisle design can be simple or abundant but should never be overlooked. This is an area that sets the path to your vows. What could be more important!

There are a couple of things to consider when determining how the design and budget fall into place for aisle decor:

1. How wide is the ceremonial aisle? Consider how many people are walking down the aisle at any one time. If we have 3 people (mom, dad and bride) then make sure that your aisle decor isn't overdone so that it prohibits mom & dad from walking side by side with the lovely bride down the aisle.

2. Are the arrangements down the aisle something that will be reused in the reception room? Maybe the arrangements down the aisle are used as the guest centerpieces? If they are intended for centerpieces, just make sure they don't take a beating from the sun or heat outside so they look a little wilted once they finally make it into the reception room. You can also place garden boxes filled with hydrangea or rose bushes down the aisle and then reuse them in front of the stage for added decor during the reception.

3. Is the entrance to the aisle grand and therefore your aisle is minimal? This is an acceptable alternative. You might choose to have an elaborate entrance, elaborate chuppa and a minimal aisle decor. This would allow your guests eyes to be drawn to the entrance and then to the chuppa.

4. Would you like to bring out an accent color to the aisle? Maybe you choose to have a colored aisle runner with soft rose petals scattered atop the runner. (Pale blue runner with ivory rose petals). Or maybe you choose to have an ivory runner and then place an array of colorful petals in a pattern down the aisle.

There are lots of choices when determining your aisle decor. Make sure you explore all the options and pick the one that fits your design and budget.
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Starry Night Design Studio said...

Loved this post! People overlook the aisle and aisle runner, and it's really an important detail! I am going to re-post on my own blog.