(Closed) Freeze dried rose petals?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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 # 7
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Bee Keeper

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
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Busy bee
  • 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
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Bumble Beekeeper

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I bought mine from Fly Boy’s.  They’re great to work with and ship direct from Oregon.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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.

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