(Closed) Rose petal amount to buy for those of you who are wondering

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

thanks! i have been wondering exactly this. a couple of questions.

– were your petals real or fake?

– if fake, did they look real?  like on the aisle?

– how much did they cost?

 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

@FinallyGettingMarried:  ya, thats why i asked.  i ordered some from the Knot online store. just one box to test them. they are $6 for 225.  i figured i can use them for the aisle.  but for the tables where we will see them up close, i find they look too fake.

also, i will be travelling to Jamaica and packing my decorations with me, so i am not sure if i can bring real ones in my suitcase and hold onto to them for 4 days. i arrive friday and the wedding is tuesday.

how many days in advance did you get your petals before your wedding?

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

oh and my other issue is that 6000 seems to be the minimum! way too many and therefore i dont want to spend that much.

but let me know about long you had them before using and i will see if i can real ones somewhere else in a smaller quantity.  i am having a small wedding, so only like 4 tables will i need the petals for.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Rose petals are sooo pretty and elegant, but a word to the wise, if you are using them to toss after the ceremony or down the aisle and are responsible for clean-up… they are not the easiest to clean up. At my SIL’s wedding, they got caught under her dress and were dragged everywhere. Just a thought. (but still beautiful and totally worth in my book)

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Thanks so much for posting this! It’s so very helpful! If you don’t mind my asking, how big/long/wide was your aisle? I know you <just> got married, but I would love to see pics of the aisle. Thank you, thank you.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

@FinallyGettingMarried:  still want to know how many days in advance you received the petals before your wedding?  did they stay fresh?

thanks!!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

@FinallyGettingMarried: thanks!  guess i won’t take the risk then and will keep looking for more “real-looking” fake ones.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ah thanks so much for this! I just knew I would over order and spend way too much! I will definitely keep this in mind when we place our order 🙂

Post # 14
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Newbee

To chime in, I too was uncertain. I ordered 6,000 from 50 flowers for a large wedding (220 people, 22 tables, cake table, gift table, dj table, even flowers in the glass candle holders under the tables) and it was a perfect, lush amount! I got them on Thursday, put them in the fridge (clean it out first, they take up a lot of space and food gases aren’t great for them), put them on the tables Friday night, and they were good to go on Saturday afternoon. Howerver, do not put them out too early as they were starting to dry on the ends by the end of the evening a little (looked very fallish, fine for me), and when we cleaned up on Sunday they looked pretty bad. Fresh is the way to go, but it would be ideal to have someone put them out 12 hours or less before the reception, if possible.

PM me if you have questions.

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