What do you think about flower petal aisle runners?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
2262 posts
Buzzing bee

@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
1560 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@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 # 7
10906 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
1887 posts
Buzzing bee

@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
2222 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think they are gorgoeus!! I want to go back in time and have one at my wedding!

Post # 13
8390 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@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
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@housebee:  Thanks dear!You of course already know what I think of all your fabulous wedding flowers!

Post # 15
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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.

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