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Hi, I'm getting married at the ROR and I wanted to have rose petals scattered up the aisle, as I think this looks really beautiful, but I have no idea how much you would need, do any of you know? I was thinking of getting my petals at home and taking them with me.

I've heard that freeze dried petals are a good choice as they do not wilt or stain. Have any of you used these? if not what did you use?

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I've heard that freeze dried petals are a good choice as they do not wilt or stain. Have any of you used these? if not what did you use?
Yes freeze dried rose petals are a bit more sturdy and cheaper but look just like fresh. wink.gif Depending on how heavy you want them you are probably looking at 4 cups per sq ft.

Here is a bunch of info on rose petals and square footage.

Rose Petals 101

We are definetly going freeze dried. Hope that helps, Carla wink.gif

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4 cups per square foot? wow that sounds like a lot! We only got one bag for the whole aisle, probably like 4-6 cups! But it obviously completely depends on the look you want. Sorry can't post a picture now.

 

I was also worried about them flying away but it's not a problem if they are placed on the ground before, like the person should have their hand just above the sand when they are spreading them. None blew away and it was really windy. But I can see how if you let them go at waist level they would all blow away.

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4 cups per square foot? wow that sounds like a lot!
I was thinking of a very dense petal aisle when I posted that. Guess that is just me though, I love the color it adds. blush2.gif You could probably do 1-2 cups per sq ft if you wanted a much lighter sprinkling.

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I'm buying 4000 from Petal Garden. Probably silk but they have freeze dried as well. I was worried about bringing in Freeze dried to Jamaica, I know you can't bring fresh flowers out of there so I was wondering if you can bring real (freeze-dried) in....

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Hi, I'm getting married at the ROR and I wanted to have rose petals scattered up the aisle, as I think this looks really beautiful, but I have no idea how much you would need, do any of you know? I was thinking of getting my petals at home and taking them with me.
I've heard that freeze dried petals are a good choice as they do not wilt or stain. Have any of you used these? if not what did you use?
I saw silk flower petals for weddings at Hobby Lobby in the wedding section. I might actually be using them as well. They had all sorts of colors and would be perfect for a DW :)

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