Post # 1
Our venue has a back patio where we are going to get married. There is a pond & fountain in the background, but the patio is cement and I want to make it look nicer. What does everyone think about a flower petal aisle runner? I think it would make for a great contrast agains the cement and would look really pretty leading up to an arch and then have the pond in the background.
Post # 3
@aec2003: I did that to cover up a gravel path, and I think it was really pretty. I don’t really like using fabric runners, as everyone seems to either trip on it, rip it, or get it all waded up on the way down.
Post # 4
@aec2003: We’re doing one! There is an estimator for how much you will need for your aisle size on Petal Gardens website. We’re doing freeze dried petals. They are still biodegradable, and a little easier to work with as they won’t wilt if you put them out hours before the ceremony.
Post # 5
Can I ask how expensive that’s going to be? I’m just wondering to compare it to the price I have on an aisle runner made with silk flowers.
Post # 6
@aec2003: My freeze dried petal moderate coverage for my aisle is running me about $250. But it all depends on how thick you want the petals and how long your aisle will be. Check here to figure that out!
Post # 7
I had petals along the sides of my outdoor “aisles.” I figured that walking through the petals would only mess them up and they would be swept along by the girls’ long dresses and, eventually, my gown, train, and cathedral-length veil. Also, one of my bridesmaids is allergic to real flowers, so I didn’t want her to have to walk through the petals.
I really liked the look of the petals along the sides instead of in the middle.
Post # 8
@aec2003: We are having a rose petal aisle like this one, so I am clearly biased but I love the idea!
I believe the Ritz-Carlton is charging $250 for the petal aisle, but if your venue allows and you enjoy doing things yourself, I am sure you could do it for a much lower cost.
Post # 9
The only petal aisles I’ve seen look good for about one photo, then between a breeze and people walking, the petals end up in bunches with giant bald spots. But maybe there are some tricks to getting the petals to “stick”?
Post # 10
I like them, but actually making one is tedious and boring. I swear I’ve been gluing petals to tulle for almost a year now. Ugh!
Post # 11
@aec2003: I LOVE them but I am biased b/c I made my petal aisle runner. It was months and months of work but def worth it in the end!
We got married on a tile roof top and I added a non slip backing to make it nice and secure so I wouldn’t slip on it!
Here is mine!
and on the day of the wedding
Post # 12
I think they are gorgoeus!! I want to go back in time and have one at my wedding!
Post # 13
@weddingbound: I LOVE your aisle runner!! It’s the first thing I think of when people talk about petal aisle runners now lol.
Post # 14
@housebee: Thanks dear!You of course already know what I think of all your fabulous wedding flowers!
Post # 15
I’m personally not a fan for the simple fact that crushed petals can get slippery, and ugly pretty quickly with people walking on them. Not to mention as a PP said above, flying away with the breeze or getting swept away by dresses. I would go with petals down the sides, lining the aisle, instead. You get the petal look without risking the crushing/flying away/slipping issues.