Post # 1
My venue allows flowers and rose petals, but requires that we clean them up afterwards. Since I’m planning to have rose petals tossed during the recessional, I need to find a quick way to clean them up afterwards besides picking up each one by hand.
Any suggestions? Has anyone used a rolling leaf sweeper or rolling carpet sweeper to pick up rose petals? How well do they work?
Post # 3
You should be able to sweep them up with a regular broom. I would be hesitant to use a vacuum of any kind as they could jam up. If you are outdoors and using real petals, Mother Nature will take care of that. You will have to pick them up by hand if you are using silks outdoors as they are not biodegradable at all.
Post # 4
Make it a game for all the kids… the kid who picks up the most petals wins a bag of chocolate! I’m all for child labor (lol kidding!) 🙂
I wouldn’t use a rolling sweeper or anything like that, it would probably just make a bigger mess. I agree with selene that you should just use a regular broom!
Post # 5
I’m using the petals too! My grandmother recommened getting a leaf sucker? haha i dont know what it’s really called, but if not i think we’ll probably use a regular broom.
Post # 6
Leaf blower hah not sucker! lol
Post # 7
LOL at leaf sucker..we know what you mean. Are they real or fake? I am using silk ones, so a broom will work just fine.
Post # 8
I’ll be using real petals, since I can get them wholesale. But the ceremony will be on the grass, and the venue requires we clean them up whether real or silk.
I’m not sure my sister would be too keen on the idea of using her kids as cleaning crew. Wish I could!
Anyone else have the issue of petal clean up?
Post # 9
haha no i guess there’s something like a leaf blower, but it collects them. kind of like the lawn mowers that have the bag. idk?