Once used to prevent dirt from being brought into the church, the wedding aisle runner had a very practical use back in the days of no roads. Today, it makes a totally different statement!
Although undoubtedly useful for protecting the bride’s dress and shoes, the modern-day wedding runner, more often than not, is selected for its aesthetic value. It can set the tone, add a touch of elegance or flair, and emphasize a theme.
You may simply want a runner simply because it would make a lovely backdrop for your flower girl petals. Or perhaps you want to hide a carpeted floor that clashes with your wedding colors!
Whether you’re hosting an outdoor or indoor wedding, our favorite wedding aisle runner ideas could be just the inspiration you’ve been looking for…
Vintage Handmade Scandinavian Aisle Runner
This vintage handmade aisle runner sports a Scandinavian style that goes well with both rustic-themed weddings and minimalist marriage ceremonies. The unique pairing of purple and pink stripes will go well with wedding decorations in similar color schemes and styles!
Easy-to-Use Plastic Runner With Handle
Getting your venue ready for a wedding can feel like an uphill battle, especially if you’re getting married in a large space. Fortunately, there are ways to make things a little easier on yourself and save time.
This easy-to-use plastic wedding aisle runner comes in a neat roll and has a nifty handle for fast installation. Plus, because it’s plastic, you can use it on almost any surface and save your shoes!
In a Galaxy Far Away Themed Runner
Not all weddings are traditional and formal black-tie affairs.
If you’re planning a sci-fi wedding or want to show off your geeky side, you may want to choose a runner with a personality to complement your style.
This themed option could be ideal for fans of outer space epics and science-fiction sagas. So, let the force be strong!
Colorful 1970’s Wedding Aisle Runner
Every wedding needs something old to complete the famous Old English rhyme. This colorful, striped runner from the 1970s might be just the thing.
However, it does resemble the scarf of a specific mysterious time-traveling doctor, so you may want to prepare for some unexpected (but interesting) guests if you choose this option.
Self-Adhesive Floral Flamingo Runner
A simple white design may be too tame for some couples, so thankfully there are options like this floral flamingo aisle runner to add a pop of color!
Not only does it boast large green leaves and soft pink flamingos, but it’s also self-adhesive, meaning you can stick it to the floor without worrying about sudden bunches that could trip you up.
Customizable Fairytale Aisle Runner
Finding your Prince Charming or your Fairytale Princess can feel like a dream come true.
So, why not celebrate that storybook romance in front of all your family and friends? This customizable fairytale aisle runner will tell your guests, ‘I’m the happiest person in the world’!
Still, you might end up with a few requests to stay at your castle if you lay this stunner down.
Shimmering Sequin-Studded Runner
Worried that your guests might not give their full attention to your wedding ceremony?
Well, fear not! This shimmering sequin-studded runner will ensure your guests can’t take their eyes off you. Not to mention it’s totally glamorous!
White Rose Petal Aisle Runner
White is often associated with purity, and it’s also one of the most popular options for weddings. For some, white symbolizes a bride’s purity (aka virginity), but for others, it represents the purity of true love.
No matter what a white wedding means to you, add a touch of elegance with this white rose petal beauty.
Bookish Wizarding Magic Runner
Do you and your special someone have a deep love for a certain boy wizard and his epic adventures? If so, you might wonder how to incorporate that passion into your wedding ceremony.
Wonder no more! This magical wedding runner consists of book pages filled with those nostalgic adventures, allowing you to walk a literary path of greatness.
Reflective Mirror-Surface Floral Aisle Runner
This shimmering reflective aisle runner is essentially a mirror that you can walk on.
Whether you’re tying the knot on a sunny morning or getting married by nighttime candlelight, this runner will reflect nearby light sources to make you look like you’re floating to the altar.
Eco-Friendly Customizable Wedding Runner
Not all wedding aisle runners are environmentally friendly. Many are made of non-biodegradable plastics and synthetic fabrics. Fortunately, this eco-friendly option is a departure from those.
Made of burlap and jute, it has a rustic feel that may leave you with a cleaner conscience during your honeymoon.
Besides, you can customize it with any text you’d like! Even better, it comes in four wedding-friendly colors, including pink and white.
Red Carpet Treatment Runner
Your wedding day is your chance to shine, and this traditional red carpet aisle runner knows it.
If you’re ready to embrace your big day like the star that you are, be sure to check out this passionately red-felt number; it’s bound to make you feel like royalty!
Besides, when your ceremony is finished, you can roll it up and use it for backyard fashion shows or movie nights!
Vintage Turkish Carpet Aisle Runner
Turkish carpets are beloved worldwide for their intricate patterns and decoration. So if you’d like to add some distinct color and style to your wedding decor, this vintage Turkish rug could be just the thing for you!
Its rich red and orange dyes perfectly complement yellow color schemes and a boho theme. And because it’s made of wool, it offers some cushioning and moisture protection, which is a huge plus!
Durable Hearts Wedding Runner
Deciding to get married is a pretty significant sign that your partner loves you. But it doesn’t hurt to reinforce the fact that you ‘heart‘ one another.
Putting down this heart-covered wedding runner could be a cute way to celebrate your big day.
Braided Plush Wedding Aisle Runner
When you need an outdoor wedding aisle runner, you’ll want to choose braided polyester. This stuff can help repel moisture, and it’s thick enough to keep you slightly elevated off the ground.
Before you start buying waterproof tarps to stick underneath, consider this durable option. If your shoes and wedding outfit could talk, they’d say a preemptive ‘thank you’.
The One Gold and White Runner
Getting married often means that you’ve found ‘the one.’ And no, we’re not talking about magic rings or chosen heroes.
With gold lettering and a creamy white background, this runner expresses a loving affirmation that will greet you as you prepare to enter the church. How wonderful is that?
Extra-Long Simple White Runner
Larger weddings are often raucous, joyous, and memorable occasions, but sometimes the most simple designs are the most effective.
This extra-long simple white aisle runner is an excellent choice for ceremonies that feature a longer walk down the aisle. Just grab the rope handle and unroll that lovely wedding carpet.
Navy Blue Sequin Aisle Runner
Brides who have chosen blue as their primary wedding color should consider this blue glitzy runner.
Not only is it one of the most mesmerizing options (it’s just so shiny), but its deep navy color might complement the rest of your blue decor.
Burlap and Lace Rustic Runner
Finding the perfect wedding aisle runner for rustic weddings can be challenging, but it’s not impossible.
This burlap-and-lace aisle runner is a fantastic combination of practicality (the burlap) and elegance (the lace). As such, it could elevate your homespun decor to a new level!
Yellow Brick Road Aisle Runner
Getting married is like opening up a whole new world, and this yellow brick aisle runner is bound to have you skipping toward matrimony.
Besides, when you make it to the end of the road, you’ll get to meet with your wonderful wizard of love—Whoops, we mean partner!
Romantic Red Rose Petal Runner
Roses have long been the flower of romance and passion. But purchasing hundreds of fresh rose petals for your big day can be an expensive endeavor.
Skip the pricey, fragile flowers and choose this romantic red rose petal runner instead! Unlike real petals, these won’t wilt or become a slippery mess, keeping you safe while walking down the aisle.
Wide Sparkling Pink Wedding Runner
The majority of wedding aisle runners are relatively slim in width, which can be a problem for those with broader aisle gaps.
This glitter sequin runner is four feet wide, making it one of the best options for widely-spaced ceremonies.
Soft Pink Fabric Aisle Runner
If pink is one of your chosen wedding colors, you’ll naturally want to select an aisle runner that matches.
This delicately soft-yet-durable pink carpet might fit the bill!
Not sure this roll is the right fit? Well, it comes in a wide variety of sizes to ensure that your shoes are protected, no matter how long your walk down the aisle might be!