Post # 1
Love this board, so helpful!
My dilemma, is that we are doing a destination wedding in Mexico in November. The resort offers all white linens which we are happy with, however, we have purchased silk petals in 3 different colors to add to the reception tables for a pop of color. We are planning to just ‘sprinkle’ them randomly on the tables. I am looking for suggestions to help keep the petals from blowing away. I have 900 of them.
Post # 3
@kimanddevon: You might want to check with your resort to see if they will let you even use the silk petals. I too had a Destination Wedding wedding and silk petals weren’t allowed for outside decor b/c they blow away and create a mess. Also they aren’t eco friendly and can cause harm to the wildlife and makes a mess on the beaches so many resorts don’t even allow them.
I would up making a silk petal aisle runner and had to glue all of them down for this reason. Before spending a lot on petals double check with your resort!
Post # 4
@kimanddevon: Is the reception outside? Short of glueing them down, or covering them with a layer of chiffon or tulle, I don’t see how you are going to prevent them being blown about.
You could make runners ahead of time by gluing the petals to a tulle or organza strip of fabric.
Post # 5
Petals are already purchased. The resort doesn’t stipulate no silk petals. My thought was to maybe string them together with white thread, in strings of 10 or so and then they can still be randomly scattered on the tables.
The ceremony is outside on the pool deck.
Post # 6
Sounds like a lot of work for something that might not get the look you want.
Short of gluing them down, I don’t see a feasible option to prevent them from blowing away.
Post # 7
@kimanddevon: Try your idea outside at your place on a breezy day.
Post # 8
@kimanddevon: If your wedding is outside near the beach they are gonna blow nothing you can really do to prevent mother nature. I would maybe use them as fillers in vases instead of scattered
Post # 9
@weddingbound: That’s what I was thinking.
I think it’ll be too much work for a look that doesn’t fully turn out “right.”
Post # 10
@kimanddevon: Ok I thought of something else that might work for you. You could create a table top runner by glueing them down to tulle and then placing candles to help keep it in place. Just a thought…..this would of course take some work to re-create but it would be very pretty!
I think this is your only sure way of keeping them in place. You never really know what the weather will do.
Post # 11
Hope this isn’t too late…
Glue them individually to little rocks or glass stones. You can spread them around just like you want but they will be weighted down and easy to gather back up. Glass stones add a little sparkle too. If the get turned over, they still look good.