I keep hearing more cons than pros about using an aisle runner. Our wedding will be in an Elks Lodge ballroom where they typically play bingo, so the room looks like a cafeteria. The floors are that white tile usually in cafeterias. I was thinking of using an aisle runner to give the aisle a more wedding feel. I purchased white 36 inch wide by 21 ft long muslin cloth with the intention of making one by the end of the month.
Now we have been told stories of them being tripping hazards and it raises concerns. There is no wedding party, so the only people walking the aisle will be my fiance and his mother, my mother, then me alone. Because i do not like heels, i will be wearing comfortable memory foam Sketchers under my dress. The mothers may wear heels.
Aside from shoes, what may cause the aisle runner to become a tripping hazard? What would you suggest as a way to minimize the chance of tripping by stabilizing the runner? Or should we forgo it altogether? I only spent $7 on the muslin so it wouldn't be a total loss if we choose to go without it.