Your walk down the aisle is one of the most important walks of your life. We’ve picked out some gorgeous aisle runner ideas and decorations so you can make sure it’s appropriately decorated for your momentous walk.
For more ways to dress up your ceremony room, look at our round up of beautiful wedding chair decorations.
Glamorous Aisle Runners and Décor
Dress up a seriously glamorous wedding venue with a sequin aisle runner. This beautiful aisle runner will sparkle under the lights during your ceremony and will add an extra dose of glitz to the proceedings. If you’re looking for lots of glitter wedding ideas, we’ve got you covered.
Image credit: MrsFreund
We love the use of vases with floating candles to line this aisle at the Hilton London Bankside – it adds a seriously glamorous touch and a romantic glow – just watch out for clumsy guests.
We don’t think we’ll ever forget the beautiful tree-lined aisle at Kate Middleton’s wedding to Prince William – the aisle at Addington Palace is a dead ringer for it when it’s dressed up with stunning potted trees.
Leave your guests stunned by creating a display like this one at Trunkwell House – the floral arch, columns and white aisle runner are all seriously glamorous and will look amazing in your photographs.
Even if you’re getting married in a small ceremony at an intimate wedding venue, you can still glam up your aisle. We love the neutral shade of this aisle runner at Ladywood Estate, and how it’s made way more fancy with flowers on golden plinths.
Make sure your walk down the aisle is totally unforgettable by matching bright green foliage with an all-white backdrop. If you choose to have your flower girl scatter petals, they’ll definitely stand out on a backdrop like this one at Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort.
A red aisle runner will give you that celebrity-inspired, red carpet feel. Dress it up with gold décor to really give your ceremony room a luxe feel. If you’re not feeling the red, white has the same impact – be inspired by the pictures below, both of the same room at Syon Park.
It’s not an unreasonable wedding worry to be nervous of stairs in your ceremony room, but if you take décor inspiration from the Atrium at Botleys Mansion you’ll feel so calm looking at all the glamorous white décor that you won’t put a foot wrong.
Unusual Aisle Runners and Décor
Why not get super creative with your aisle decoration? We love this trail of petals that form the perfect heart, pictured at Hotel Du Vin Brighton.
We're also loving the beautiful swirling petal pattern on this aisle runner at Crowne Plaza Gerrards Cross.
If you want to add a pop of colour to your wedding ceremony, consider a brightly coloured aisle runner that can extend up the wall too. We love this one!
Image credit: Jasmine Star Photography
Chevrons are a hot wedding trend and we love how this couple used a bright yellow chevron aisle runner – it’s definitely a way to add bright colours to your wedding.
Image credit: Lisa Mathewson Photography
Tell your love story on your aisle runner by choosing one with a beautiful story written out in calligraphy. You could even have your wedding vows or a bible verse that has special significance to you on it.
Image credit: Tammy Horton Photography
You can feature your love story on your aisle runner in pictures too - we love these ones personalised with pictures from Wedding Aisle Runners.
We love coral and white as a colour combination – it works beautifully at a seaside wedding venue – and this coral and white petal aisle runner from Crafty I Dos features an irresistible swirled pattern.
Why not go for a vintage style rug as your aisle runner? This would work especially well if you’re having an outdoor wedding ceremony. We love this one from Splendid Rugs – you could use it in your home after the big day.
You could even use more than one rug for a boho feel - we love what this couple did with their ceremony set up.
Image credit: Studio Casterillo
Rustic Aisle Runners and Decor
If you’re tying the knot at a rustic themed wedding, why not go for a hessian aisle runner to really enhance the décor? We love the delicate lace trim on the one below, or if you want to add a nod to any Scottish heritage, consider the tartan trimmed one.
Image credit: BettyLousBurlap
Gypsophila (also known as baby’s breath) always looks amazing at a rustic wedding. We love how this aisle has been styled at Cain Manor, with scatters of gypsophila and a simple white runner.
For an unusual take on rustic décor for your aisle, why not use barrels? We love this aisle setup at Beeston Manor, which features small barrels topped with beautiful floral arrangements.
Bring the outdoors in with a faux-grass aisle runner like this one at The Wild Boar – it’ll go perfectly with the brown tones that come with having a rustic theme. We can just picture a bride with the perfect flower crown gliding down this aisle.
Personalise your walk down the aisle by having a custom message printed on your hessian aisle runner, like this one from Bfly Venue Dressing.
This hessian runner from Love Burlap features your shared married initial and the white trim softens the look at little.
Simple Aisle Runners and Décor
If your venue has a lovely floor and you don’t want to cover it up with an aisle runner, be inspired by this aisle set up at Burley Manor – some artfully scattered petals and lanterns are all you need. If you want to find some reasonable lanterns, don’t miss our edit of the best wedding décor items for £10 or less.
Why not keep your aisle runner simple but dress everything else up? Use interesting wedding chairs and large light up letters to add to a simple white aisle runner, like this display at Devonshire Terrace.
A plain white aisle runner, like this one pictured at Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort, looks beautiful when contrasted with a patterned rug. We also love the minimalistic use of flowers; it’s so effective.
Simple stripes can be super effective – the blue and white stripes on this nautical aisle runner from Jessmy evoke thoughts of the seaside. It’s ideal if you’re looking for beach wedding ideas.
Botleys Mansion has some seriously beautiful aisle inspiration – we love the sparsely decorated but still beautiful tree-lined aisle in the Atrium. If you have your ceremony in the Green Room, it’s so elegantly decorated that you only need a simple scattering of petals.
Simple doesn’t have to mean plain – glam up a simple ivory aisle runner with a fancy monogram, like with one from Design Gift Ideas.
If you’re looking for more ways to dress up your ceremony, don’t miss our edit of the best wedding decorations for £10 or less.