(Closed) Silk Petal Dilemma

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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 DW 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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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 # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
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45653 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kimanddevon:  Try your idea outside at your place on a breezy day.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

@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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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
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Bumble bee

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.

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