Post # 1
I am getting married outside & want to achieve this “thickness” of flower petals down the aisle. My width & length of the aisle will be similar. I’ve got two questions:
First, how many petals do you think I would need to achieve this look?
And, second, I will not have a runner underneath & since its outside, do you think the petals will look weird to just have them centralized in the middle like in the pic? [attachment=311222,38197]
Post # 3
I’d say about 4000. I am planning to line the edges of my aisle with petals and have some in the middle, and give some to the flower girls to sprinkle. I found a calculator somewhere where I can enter the lenght of my aisle and what I want and it told me about 4000 petals.
I actually ended up ordering 6000 petals because it was the smallest package on fiftyflowers.com and their price was better than paying for 4000 petals elsewhere.
Post # 4
Oh, I just saw that your aisle would be shorter, hmm, I’m not sure then and I can’t find that calculator at the moment.
I don’t think this will look weird without an aisle runner. Is it on grass or something else?
Post # 5
I actually think it would look better without an aisle runner!
I would take the pic in with you to the florist and ask them – they might have a better idea!
DaisyBride that petal calculator sounds awesome – I am going to google it!
Post # 6
I thought the calc sounded awesome too so I googled and found this…
Post # 7
Steph: Thats the one I used, thanks for finding it!!
Post # 8
We ordered petals from http://www.fiftyflowers.com and they were wonderful to work with. here is what their site says about petal coverage:
You will receive 13 bags when you order 6,000 Rose Petals, and 26 bags when you order 12,000 Rose Petals.
Each bag of Rose Petals contains no less than 8 cups and no more than 12 cups, holding 460 petals or 0.44 pounds.
One bag of Petals will completely cover an area 20 inches by 9 inches.
6,000 Rose Petals is a minimum of 104 cups. 12,000 Rose Petals is a minimum of 208 cups.
Post # 10
Thanks ladies for the info!! This really helps!