5 Ways to Use Flower Petals in your DIY Wedding!

Posted By on Jan 20, 2012 | 1 comment

Flower petals have been part of the wedding tradition for a very long time. But, there are ways to make it your very own with inexpensive wedding DIY! Try some of these designs to personalize your wedding,  make a cohesive color theme, and spend less money! This is a great way to cut down on expensive fabrics just to get a fit for your color scheme. Try thinking about how you could use them at your wedding, here are some starters!

1. Float petals in submerged centerpieces.

Floating petals add color to water and reflects gracefully. Another perk is that you do not need too many petals to make an impact. Less petals = less money spent = happy! Play with the petals in the water to get the best look and your set to go! Yup that is right, it is easy, less expensive, and beautiful.  I would say this is a smart choice for centerpieces!

2. Decorative landscape design down the isle at the wedding ceremony.

Have an outdoor venue that needs a little extra something? Decorative floral design is a great way to add elegance to a plain aisle or wedding grounds. Using curvy designs adds sophistication. Try this with more colorful petals to make it match your color scheme.

3. Covering the cake table.

                     Covering the cake table with flower petals is a long-lived tradition. People do this for a reason, the cake table can be pretty plain without some decorative and colorful punch. Use flower petals on the table and even on the cake to attract the eye. Personal touches put together the wedding. Having the same flower petals in all places add to the overall theme and pull things together.

4. Give them to the flower girl all day! Not just for the ceremony!

 Putting flower petals in a basket for your flower girl is one of the oldest traditions in weddings. Change it up by giving the flower girl more flower petals for the reception and let her play the part all day. Once again this will add to the cohesive theme you have put together the whole day! And good news, you will always have a trail on the flower girl so you can’t loose her hehe!

5.  Let your guests throw them as you depart from the ceremony as husband and wife!

Doesn’t that look like so much fun? I say flower petals all the way! Ditch the rice and get showered with colorful flower petals that will drift down slowly! It’s fun and in all honestly it probably hurts less! Rice sounds harsh, who wants to be making the ouch face in wedding pictures anyway!

 Why Freeze Dried Flower Petals? Simply enough freeze dried petals are the most reliable. They do not run, wet or dry,  and they can’t smudge on fabrics (so they cannot stain your wedding dress or guests clothing!!). They also last forever, your guests can take some home and you can put them in your wedding scrap book. You can buy fresh flower petals but they will not last and they will smudge dresses, clothing, and tablecloths. There are so many decorative designs using flower petals that will give your wedding edge! Post your ideas as a comment!

 Here are some of your options for colors! Click for more!

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    Wedding Toss: 1/2 cup per guest

    Runway or Aisle: 12 cups per 20 square feet for light coverage. Use 20 cups, per 20 square feet for moderate coverage. Use between 2-3 cups per square foot for elaborate coverage, creating a blanket of rose petals.

    Reception tables 5-6 cups per 60″ round table. For light scattering around just the center of the table use 3 cups or so.

    Path & Bath: 20-60 cups to create a path of rose petals to a candle filled bathroom….float our lovely rose petals in the bath…What a fantastic, romantic atmosphere you can create in just moments! We have been told by some of our clients that the color of the rose petals is enhanced in the bath & that the petals float even better than fresh!!!

    Romantic Evening:12-60 cups depending on the bed size & the coverage you are looking for… light to complete!

    Memorial Service or Funeral Service: 1/2 – 2 cups per person attending that wishes to honor the spirit of a loved one or friend.

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