Your aisle runner decor plays a huge part in defining the overall look and feel of your wedding ceremony. And if your wedding style is all about boho, you want to make sure your aisle runner captures that style—and creates the look and feel you’re going for.
But how, exactly, do you do that? Let’s take a look at a few rustic aisle runner ideas to inspire your walk down the aisle—and give that walk the boho rustic wedding backdrop you’ve been dreaming of:
Nothing says “boho” quite like a vintage rug. So, if you want to create a rustic, boho-inspired feel in your wedding aisle, forget the traditional runner, and embrace vintage style with the perfect rug (or rugs!).
When it comes to creating an aisle runner out of vintage rugs, you have a few options. If you want a consistent look, you can buy a few of the same runner-style rugs (which are usually somewhere between two to three feet wide and six to eight feet long) and layer them one in front of the other to cover the length of the aisle.
If you want to create a more trendy “purposely mismatched” look, you can layer vintage rugs of different shapes and sizes to cover the length of the aisle. Just make sure each of the rugs has an element that visually ties them together, like a specific color, design, or pattern.
One of the best ways to create a rustic, boho feel to your wedding aisle? Skip the aisle runner altogether, and use flower chains to define your aisle instead.
Create a long chain of flowers, then attach the chain to each of your aisle chairs to run the length of your wedding aisle. Flower chains add visual interest and inject that whimsical, boho look into your wedding ceremony decor, but also allows you to keep the aisle decor clear to keep all eyes on you.
When creating flower chains, look for flowers with a thick, pliable stalk like daisies, marigolds, or chrysanthemums.
Flower chains are a subtle way to create a boho look for your wedding aisle runner decoration. But if you want something bolder and more eye-catching, try defining your aisle with a variety of boho floral arrangements.
Ask your wedding florist to set aside some of your floral budget to create rustic, boho-inspired floral arrangements for your wedding ceremony. Again, if you want to keep the look consistent, you can ask the florist to create multiple versions of the same flower arrangement—or, if you want a more mismatched look, you can have them create a variety of arrangements. Then, line up the floral arrangements on either side of the aisle, next to the aisle chairs.
Depending on the number of rows you have set up, you might put a floral arrangement at the end of each row of chairs, at the end of every other row, or, for large weddings, at the end of every third row. You can put the arrangements on the ground or on an elevated stand (for a truly rustic look, try putting the arrangements on top of tree stumps!).
And the best part about this option? Once you’ve walked down the aisle and your wedding ceremony is over, you can repurpose all those flower arrangements for your reception.
There are few things more classic and traditional than an aisle runner made out of scattered flower petals. But if you want to inject a rustic, boho twist into this classic look, why not use those petals to create an ombre effect?
Get a few different colors of petals in the same color family. Then, arrange the petals from the lightest shade to the darkest shade, creating a gradient effect across the length of the aisle runner.
While you can use any colors for your ombre floral aisle runner, for a more rustic feel, try deeper, warmer colors like reds and golds.
If florals aren’t rustic enough for you, keeping your aisle runner decoration simple with strategically placed garland made out of greenery can be a good option.
Use garland to line each side of the aisle, creating a space for you to walk. If you want to keep things simple, stick to plain greenery—or, if you want to jazz things up, you can place candles or flowers in the garland every few feet.
Walking down the aisle is one of the highlights of any wedding day—and now that you have these rustic aisle runner ideas, you can create the walk down the aisle that’s perfect for you, your soon-to-be-spouse, and your boho-inspired, rustic theme wedding.