Has anyone used real rose petals on the aisle? I’m considering doing a design down the aisle on grass but a little worried about a gust of wind that would mess up the design. Will real flowers Petals blow away in the wind? Love to see pictures of anyone’s petal aisle they have done.
Same as pp, but think about white flowers. Even though they're stunning, red petals can stain once they're stepped on. Would hate to stain your dress or shoes or your bridesmaids' stuff. Some venues even ban red roses for this. Pink might be okay too
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This is not always true. For dyed fresh petals yes it is a concern. For most (natural, non-dyed) petals, they would have to crushed and ground to get color transfer with a powerful force that simply brushing over them will not cause. Roses are the one of the most popular wedding flowers and yet you almost near that happening except to one or two rare people.
If wind is a concern I will give you the advice my florist gave me, don't do it. It only works at non windy outdoor places. The petals have a staining problem indoors (like the venue carpet) especially with red/dyed because people step on them and and if there is a mild to moderate wind they will blow away. Most venues around here charge a damage/clean up fee for rose petals. Please look at your contract with the venue before doing this. They usually charge this because they blow everywhere outside and it turns into an easter egg hunt of petals and indoor carpet / petals don't go well... I questioned my vendor on why not when and that was their answer.
TldrBut if you have to ask the question the answer is yes it is too windy and talk to the venue about any and all decor.
Because of concerns about wind, daughter's florist waited until the very last minute to put the fresh petals down along both sides of her aisle. The petals looked great for her ceremony, but it did delay how early guests who arrived early for the ceremony were able to take their seats. One thing to consider is that as soon as the bride -- especially with a train -- walks down the aisle any petals her dress comes in contact with will get dragged along and any design will be messed up. Daughter had petals on both sides of her aisle. Once she was at the altar, the petals on the left side of the aisle were kind of spread around while the petals on the right side were still undisturbed.
I'm contemplating the same issue! We are planning an outdoor ceremony with white rose petals lining the aisle. We will probably come up with a plan B with our florist just in case we anticipate wind on that day and do small florals to line the aisle if we need to.