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Rose petal aisle for outdoor ceremony

Traci, on September 8, 2020 at 6:43 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 10
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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.

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Latest activity by Annajoy, on September 9, 2020 at 2:22 PM
  • Jana
    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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    Every picture you see of rose petals outdoors uses real petals. They are biodegradable where silks are not. Unless strong wind is a factor of the weather that day, they aren't going anywhere.
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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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    Https://www.pinterest.com/petalgarden/wedding-aisles-with-rose-petals/
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Yea i agree with pp, unless there's crazy wind i think they should be able to stay put

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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
    Julie ·
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    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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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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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.
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  • Hermione
    Expert February 2020
    Hermione ·
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    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.
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    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.

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  • Ariel
    Savvy June 2021
    Ariel ·
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    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.

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  • Annajoy
    Expert August 2020
    Annajoy ·
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    We did this with real white rose petals. They didn’t blow away and the guests didn’t seem to
    Bother them at all or be bothered by them. And let me tell you - they were absolutely gorgeous!!!!

    Make sure they stay refrigerated in a sealed bag until you use them, and don’t put them down until right before the ceremony.
    Rose petal aisle for outdoor ceremony 1

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  • Annajoy
    Expert August 2020
    Annajoy ·
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    I’d also like to add that I had a long train and veil and the petals didn’t cause any issue.
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