I am planning on having an aisle runner because I don't like the carpet too much at the venue. It was the only thing about the place that I wasn't in love with and I'm trying to go for an all white look with the decorations (the carpet is green!).
So my questions are, is it completely unacceptable to have the aisle runner out before and as guests arrive? Or is that one of the older traditions that I can not worry about? I know of the trick to rope off the aisle so that it can be down ahead of time but prevent people from walking on it, however, the way the venue is, people will need to cross the aisle to get to the other side of the room.
If it's a big no-no to have the aisle runner out, then who should I have roll it out before the processional? I don't have ushers.
Thanks in advance and my apologies for any lack of knowledge I have about the aisle runner!