Aisle runners were originally used for a couple different reasons. It was once thought the bride should stand on ground were no one else has been,"Holy ground", during her marriage. Another reason was to keep her dress clean. Today, the decision to use aisle runners, or petals to define the aisle, seems to be more a choice of esthetics based on colors or style. There are endless choices for aisle runners! If you can dream it, someone can design it for you! You can use your monograms, specify colors or special sayings. You can also purchase seasonal runners such as blue with white snowflakes, or ivory with autumn leaves.