Broken shards of glass, pools of water and a fire hazard are not exactly the hallmarks of a dream wedding day. Experience has taught us that cylinder vases filled with water and a floating candle lining your ceremony aisle are a disaster waiting to happen. Chances are that one of your excited wedding guests will knock over one of these vases while finding their seat, fidgeting during the ceremony or while applauding during your recessional. The mess created is not only hazardous, but could interrupt your ceremony in a very bad way. Just one easy, pretty and safer candlelit alternative? Try lanterns hanging from wrought-iron shepherds hooks!
If you like the idea of an aisle runner but want something a little more unique, get inspired by the overall look and feel of your wedding. If you're having a fall wedding, work with your florist to create a carpet of leaves in gorgeous reds and oranges. A glamorous indoor wedding? Scatter sequins down the aisle to add just the right amount of glitz. Or, if you're sold on rose petals but want a different interpretation, try doing a geometric pattern. The aisle's the limit!