Post # 1
We’re getting married outdoors in a garden (on grass, obv), and I was planning on lining the aisle with some red and white rose petals. I’m not doing much other decor in the garden, apart from maybe some pomanders on the aisle chairs.
It’s going to be very hot, so I’m worried that real white petals will start to wilt in the heat. But then if I go the fake route I’m worried they will look cheap and nasty if anyone looks too close.
Have any of you Bees had experience with real or fake petals? Any recommendations?
Post # 3
I don’t remember at all where we got our petals (someone on here recommended them is all I remember) but they blew away anyway because it was super windy so I couldn’t really review them (although they looked pretty in the box). We had an outdoor ceremony and I personally chose real petals because I figured they would be fine if I laid them out right before the ceremony. I also didn’t want to risk a squirrel or a bird deciding to try to eat a fake petal plus we wouldn’t have had to really clean up our petals since they were real.
Post # 4
There have been a couple of bees on here who have down the fake petal thing. I totally plan to do that too because I live in a very windy location. I even plan to stake mine down with bits of cut up coat hanger lol.
There are tons in the DIY section
Post # 5
I think real is better for outdoors. I used fake at the last wedding I helped with, and they looked just fine, but it was indoors, so you could just pick up what we could and then vacuum up the rest, which obviously isn’t an option outdoors, and I’d hate to leave what’s essentially litter at that point behind in a garden.
Side note – make sure you double check that you’re even allowed to use anything like that. I had a garden wedding, and any spreading of petals, real or fake, was a total no no.
Post # 6
i got ours at Michaels and they looked very real and used a coupon…very cheap
Post # 7
I would think outside that real would be best since it’s not harmful to the environment. Would the venue even allow you to use fake ones? I don’t think either LOOK better, if it were indoors I’d say you can totally do fake ones. We are. Lol.
Post # 8
Great points Bees! I had figured they would be easy to clean up as it’s in a small contained garden area, but I honestly hadn’t factored in wind, which could easily push them under hedges.
I think it will have to be real for the environment’s sake!
Post # 9
I like the real petals, I prefer the real thing even if its less petals than the syntheti /silk ones