Post # 1
The background is that I will stalk anyones photo album on FB if it says so and so’s wedding. So if a friend is tagged in a strangers wedding album, I still have to look. As a result I saw the bride and groom made a heart out of rose petals on the dance floor for their first dance. I loved it and now I have to do it too!
Soooooo, anyone purchased them online? I need ’em and I want to use a site or location that is reputable and has a good price. I’m going to check with my florist too but I assume they’re going to be less if I get them directly.
Post # 3
I ordered mine through http://www.petalgarden.com.
I won’t get them until a few weeks before the wedding, but since its not far off I will update this later on.
Post # 4
Thanks! They were right up there on the google search so they must be popular. If you don’t mind me asking, what do you plan on using them for?
I’m trying to figure out how many I’ll need for the heart shape on the dance floor and to lightly line the aisle itself.
Post # 5
I so wanted them, but didn’t quite have them in my budget. I was going to go with these guys, though: http://www.flyboynaturals.com/freeze-dried-rose-petals.html
Even found an old WB post on them:
10% Off FlyBoy Naturals Freezedried Petals
Post # 7
I almost bought freeze dried rose petals, then I decided on silk rose petals, then I ended up not using any. But I was going to use growersbox.com. I liked their selection.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
if you want them on the dance floor, silk petals might be the way to go because they won’t be as likely to get crushed or stain the dance floor (they are freeze-dried, but can rehydrate). i was going to use petalgarden as well.
Post # 9
what exactly are freeze dried petals? I mean, the name is obviously self explanatory, and I’ve seen them for sale online, but … in my mind frozen or dried petals would be paper-y, fragile, dusty… I have to imagine that’s not right. What’re they like?
Post # 10
I bought mine from Fly Boy’s. They’re great to work with and ship direct from Oregon.
Post # 11
I got the website from one of the Bees in the archives, but can’t remember who. Our venue requires us to use only real flowers if something will be thrown (zoo- don’t want the animals getting sick).
For those on a budget- we ordered the “Pathway Petals” at the very bottom of the page (http://www.petalgarden.com/freeze-dried-rose-petals.htm) where you get 64 cups for $50. I don’t care if they aren’t all whole, they are going on the ground anyway! And they are HALF of the prices above- WOOT!!! The tropical colors are so pretty too.
We are lining our aisle on both sides (no runner for me, wearing heels I easily trip on a runner) and give a whole bunch for our flower girlies to throw… and maybe for the recessional…..
Here is their FAQ on freeze dried petals: http://www.petalgarden.com/rose-petals-info.htm
Here are their calculator for how much you would need: http://www.petalgarden.com/petalcalc.htm
Hope this helps!
Post # 12
We got ours from Flyboy Naturals as well. They seemed to have the lowest prices. And we were able to keep them in a dark place for several months before the wedding, and still have the scent and appearance perfect when we went to use them. In fact, the leftovers are still (several months after the wedding) in good shape.
Post # 13
lemondrop — love the idea of lining the aisle with petals; don’t really like/want a runner either and like the idea of the wood floors of our location peaking through… but how much do you need? for so-called dense coverage, my florist adds on another $210. Ouch. So now I’m not sure. And do you think fresh petals are cheaper than freeze dried?
Post # 14
We aren’t going to make the entire thing petals, I saw some cute pictures of swirls and designs down the aisles. I have no idea how much fresh cost, we went to a couple of florists that quoted waaaay out of our measily budget, so we went DIY for flowers. And freeze dried were way below the estimates from florists.