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#1 ajanders21

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    Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:48 AM

    Is anyone doing/ or has done a silk petal aisle?? I ordered 3000 petals which came in today and it doesn't look like its going to be enough. I think my aisle is 9 foot long, if that helps... any advice is appreciated!

    #2 2bebridejamaica

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      Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:02 PM

      OOOO I don't know I bought 3 boxes at the craft store and since I don't have a flower girl they are going to lay them out before hand... I hope I have enough now... I didn't think about that ... Lets hope someone helps us out!!

      We have the same wedding date!!! I'm in at Beaches Negril.

      #3 drbrainfreeze

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        Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:00 PM

        For a 9' aisle:

        Dense full coverage needs approx 2,700 petals

        For border only, approx 900 petals

        Aisle coverage per 100 petals - It breaks down to 1 square foot for dense, 2 square feet for moderate coverage.

        I got this info from: Rose Petal Quantity Calculator

        #4 Kelly C

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          Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:11 PM

          I also got 3,000. So I hope its enough.
          Kerrington Danielle was born 6/23/09 12:31 pm 7lbs 14oz.

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          #5 drbrainfreeze

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            Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:56 PM

            I actually think I am going to order 5,000. I think its only $50...bettter safe than sorry. Although, I think I am only going to do dense borders with a little sprinkle on the aisle so it could be overkill! I may be giving away my leftovers on here!!

            #6 steph_held03

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              Posted 11 October 2008 - 12:59 PM

              Where are you purchasing them from? I've been looking online and everywhere seems so expensive!

              #7 KatyKo

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                Posted 11 October 2008 - 01:05 PM

                I would like to know where you purchased them as well...and how do they not blow away? :)

                #8 SunBride

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                  Posted 11 October 2008 - 09:06 PM

                  I don't understand using silk flowers for the aisle. Isn't it a pain to pick them up after? I woudl think if they were real and it was outdoors you could just let them blow away and disintegrate.

                  #9 ajanders21

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                    Posted 11 October 2008 - 10:37 PM

                    I bought my silk petals from E-favormart (google it)... very very cheap. And, to answer why silk over real...
                    My Jamaican florist said it was going to be 2500 dollars for a 9 foot white rose petal/pink petal aisle to be fully covered. I paid 22 bucks for the same thing in silk, and I talked to the hotel and they said that I could use silk, and said that the gardener would pick them up without extra cost... but she suggested that I tip him for his efforts, which I will willingly do.

                    Also, I read that real flowers can stain your dress when they are stepped upon.

                    #10 drbrainfreeze

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                      Posted 11 October 2008 - 11:04 PM

                      I am buying from Silk Rose Petals & Freeze Dried Rose Petals - Petal Garden

                      I think I misquoted....it might be $50 for 3,000 petals which is still more than enough. I have samples of them, and they are really nice. The WC at ROR will pick them up once the wedding is over.




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