5 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Aisle

Every bride longs for the moment she walks down the aisle. It is at that moment that the reality of the day becomes true. You’re dressed in your wedding gown; all the guests are looking you, and at the end of the aisle is the man of your dreams. The only thing that can make the moment more beautiful is stunning décor. Depending on the style and location of your wedding, there are a variety of décor options. Here are just a few.

Vases with Flowers and/or Candles

One romantic option is to line the aisle with flowers and candles. For an outdoor wedding, you might use shepherd hooks to hang the arrangements, and for a country wedding, you might use mason jars filled with votive candles or wildflowers. For a church wedding, you could hang baskets with flower arrangements on the pews. The possibilities are endless.

Aisle Runner

Aisle runners are classic ceremony décor. Sometimes the church or venue has a runner you can use, or you can easily purchase or rent an aisle runner. The color and style options are endless. You can choose a classic white runner, or you could pick a color that matches your theme. (Hot pink runner? Why not?) You can also choose a runner with elaborate details such as beading, lace, and your initials.

Flower Petals

Real or silk flower petals are a gorgeous way to line the aisle. You can choose a color that matches your theme and bouquets. The most commonly used flower petals are roses. You can cover the entire aisle, create a design with the wedding flowers, or line the sides of the aisle.


Outdoor or beach weddings can use tiki torches to line the aisle. This is beautiful for an early evening wedding and creates a romantic glow during the ceremony. It is also an excellent idea for destination weddings such as Hawaiian weddings.


Another idea for a beach wedding is colored sand. You can use the colored sand to create a pattern down the aisle. The sand comes in a variety colors, so you can choose a wedding color that fits your theme.

For more aisle décor ideas, talk to your florist and venue. They can offer inside tips on ideas that will be appropriate for your ceremony. When choosing décor, be sure to consider location, season, time of day, theme, and wedding budget.