Can you imagine that day when you’re finally going to walk down the aisle? You’re in your wedding dress. You’re all glammed up and as the doors open; you take a deep breath, peek from under your lashes, and see your groom waiting for you at the altar. The music plays and you walk slowly towards him. Oh, what a moment!
Every bride should never miss the opportunity to walk down the aisle to meet her groom and say her I Do’s. What could be better than that than walking down a beautifully decorated aisle that meets your wedding theme?
When you’re planning your wedding, alone or with a planner, decorations shouldn’t just be focused on the reception. The venue where the ceremony takes place should take center-stage as well. But, are there any rules to follow when deciding on aisle decorations? Here a few tips to help you:
1. Keep it simple
That’s right! As much as you want your wedding to be opulent and lavish (and within the budget, of course), it wouldn’t be wise to be as generous with the decorations on your center aisle. You want the focus to be on YOU, your dress, how you look, and the emotions showing on your face. When you have over the top aisle decorations, people’s attention will turn to you, to the decorations, to you, the decorations, and back. You don’t want that.
2. Keep it distanced
This is especially important if you have rows and rows of seats prepared for your wedding day. You want the people to be able to conveniently walk across or towards their appointed seating positions. You don’t want them to have to go around just to go to their seats.
A good rule of thumb most decorators follow is to keep the distance from one row to another. This keeps every row free for traffic, and keeps a good visual on the bride and her entourage as they walk down the aisle.
3. Keep the height controlled
As much as many women want aisle decorations that can just cover them up in a canopy, it won’t offer too good a visual for your guests and maybe even your photographers as well as videographers. If the height has to be tall, such as placing trees as center aisle decorations, remember tip # 3.
4. Keep a grand entrance
Everybody loves a grand reveal, especially at weddings. When planning your center aisle decoration, don’t leave out the grand entrance. This can be as simple as an existing door glammed up or a specially made stand or entrance that you can go through. Make sure that your entrance matches well with your existing center aisle decoration. Why? So that even before the ceremony has started, a good flow of visually pleasing decors is already in place. When you come in, you’ll be the cherry on top of the ice cream.
If your wedding is just up ahead, don’t forget to look into these center aisle decorating tips. It’s not something you should brush off your shoulder. It is definitely something you should consider when planning your wedding. You want a good canvass already prepared for a masterpiece such as you to walk through on your wedding day.