10 Ideas for Your Wedding Ceremony Aisle Décor

Find out how to walk down the aisle in style at your nuptials.

When planning the details of the ceremony, couples often envision the types of flowers that will decorate the altar, what kinds of chairs guests will sit on, and – of course – the service itself. However, one important aspect that may be lost in the shuffle is the aisle runner. Whether you choose to have an actual runner, fresh blooms, or a custom design such as a stage, what you step on as you walk down the aisle is an essential part of the décor.

To inspire brides and grooms saying "I do" in a number of various settings, we've combed through some of our favorite real weddings to reveal the types of ceremony aisles that are the most popular amongst our couples. Many duos choose to go with a classic white runner while others personalize it with their monogram, and other pairs choose to not have an aisle runner at all, but rather line the walkway with flower arrangements, lanterns, or candles in hurricane vases. While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning your ceremony, the aisle is certainly a necessary component to consider since it will be beneath you on two of the most important walks of your life.

Take a look at 10 ways to decorate your ceremony aisle below! For more inspiration, be sure to click on each image to see additional details from each event.

1. Personalized Aisle Runner
Personalized black aisle runner the original runner company wedding ideas
Photo by Kortnee Kate Photography; Aisle Runner by The Original Runner Company; Planning & Design by Viva Bella Events

2. Mirror Aisle Runner
Mirror aisle runner reflecting decorations indoor wedding ideas
Photo by The Day; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

3. Light Projections
Light projections on aisle indoor wedding ceremony ideas
Photo by KingenSmith; Bridal Salon: Dimitra's Bridal Couture; Floral Design by HMR Designs

4. Raised StageWood plank raised stage wedding ceremony ideas
Photo by Paul Barnett Photographer; Planning & Design by EverAfter Events

5. Flower Petals
Outdoor wedding ceremony grass lawn ceremony flower petals
Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden

6. Swirling Flower Petals
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Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography

7. Wood Plank Aisle Runner
Aisle runner wood plank monogram wedding ideas
Photo by Sarah Kate, Photographer; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events; Planning & Design by Diamond Affairs Weddings & Special Events

8. Lace Aisle Runner
Lace aisle runner wedding ceremony outdoor wedding ideas
Photo by Elizabeth Messina

9. Natural Aisle
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Photo by Gloria Mesa Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Reverly Event Designers

10. All-White Aisle Runner
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Photo by Samuel Lippke StudiosAisle Runner by The Original Runner CompanyPlanning & Design by Linda Howard Events; Rentals by Reverly Event Designers

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Authored by: Kelcy Christy