(Closed) How many rose petals?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Honey bee

If you just want to line the aisle, 6000 should be plenty. Most charts suggest 1/2-1 cup of petals per square foot, depending on how thick you want it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i was wondering the same things! not sure how much petals i need for down the aisle and spreading on signing table areas.

my florist quoted me $1000 for “flower pedals”, i almost passed out. 

but when i to fiftyflowers.com, it only costs $199 for 12,000 petals – i’m wondering how can the florist blantantly rip you off by charging five-folds.  it’s ridiculous

buying fresh petals on line is the way to go. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ooh – great question! I’m interested in this too!

Ember78 and anyone else: do you have pictures of rose-petal aisles to go with your petal/cup #s?

 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

To line a 54′ aisle 6000 is more than enough AND you can stand on a bed of roses when you get married because you will have overflow (speaking from experience). 12000 should be enough to completely cover an aisle.

Eta: I should have a pic in my blog from like March or April… I am in the blog roll thread…

Post # 9
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Honey bee

$1000 for petals is highway robbery. Most florists if you ask will give you petals for very little money, if not free, that are from day-old flowers but the petals don’t look any different regardless of how old they are.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

wow i did not know florists sometimes gives customers free rose petals.  that is like unheard of around here. 

@MissTatoo: there is wholesale flower market here in SF and from what i was told, they sell fresh petals at prices that is more reasonable than standard flower shops.   you might want to check out flower marts if you have it at your city. 

 

Post # 10
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Wannabee

Ok… I need everyone’s help I have a 100ft aisle runner…. Should 8000 petals cover down both sides?

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