Many people love to use flower petals at their weddings.
Mostly, they are thrown to the newlyweds by their guests during the grand exit. But they can also be used in other aspects of the wedding.
While there are different types of petals, most people opt for rose petals for their radiance, beauty, and elegance.
But, Will Rose Petals Stain Your Wedding Dress?
Yes, there’s a very real possibility that rose petals will stain your dress. This is why some venues do not allow them being used. If people throw rose petals at you, your dress will be fine. However, if you press against them, you might get stained. If you will be carrying rose petals, ensure they aren’t wet and try as much as you can not to smear them.
The Two Types of Rose Petals
Rose petals are of different types. But regardless of the type, you can use them on all occasions and save money.
The only issue is some types will stain and others won’t. Let’s look at the different rose petals and their uses:
1. Silk Petals
These are mostly used for indoor decoration.
For instance, they can be used to cover the bed, as a pathway to the bedroom, or lining aisles for weddings and tables.
They can even be thrown at the bride and the groom during the confetti.
Silk rose petals do not stain, and they are not slippery.
But because of these aspects, they are more expensive. But they are an excellent choice for decorating the wedding head table or guest tables.
2. Fresh Petals
These are for outdoor use. Throwing flowers on newlyweds is a common practice worldwide.
They can be used on the bride’s pathway or wedding flowers.
Some people choose white rose petals to throw at the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony or on the aisle.
What Do Rose Petals Signify?
Different rose petals have different meanings.
- Red petals represent love and romance, while white ones symbolize purity and innocence.
- Yellow petals represent joy, happiness, and friendships, while purple ones signify royalty, elegance, and sophistication.
- Pink petals signify appreciation. So, you can use them to appreciate your guests on your wedding day.
- There are also orange and peach petals that represent passion & attraction, and hope for the future, respectively.
While you can stick to one color of rose petals, we recommend choosing different colors for different aspects of the wedding.
For instance, you can use red rose petals on the pathway, pink, purple, peach, and orange on the guests’ table, and let the guests throw white petals at you during the confetti.
That will not only add color but will also have special meanings and make your wedding day memorable.
What to Consider Before Throwing Petals
Although throwing petals at the couple is common, you need to consider certain points.
One is that you must know the rules of the venue or church.
Some places don’t allow petal throwing because of the stains and mess they make.
But also remember that even if the venue allows, you may be limited to using the petals outside.
So, ask whether they allow petal throwing during the ceremony if it is indoors.
Six Ways to Use Rose Petals at Your Wedding
When using rose petals at your wedding, we recommend frozen dried ones as they are stylish and eco-friendly.
But you can also opt for fresh ones. Just be careful not to get stained.
Here is how you can make your big day colorful with rose petals:
1. Use on the Wedding Aisle
Flower petals can help decorate the wedding aisle or pathway. You can create a colorful pattern or ivory mounds.
Remember, your wedding is the time to make your statement.
And these petals can help bring out your style and preference. Use them to make the aisle unique and a lasting memory.
How many petals you need for the aisle depends on the coverage you need.
If you only want light coverage, 1 cup per square foot will be enough. But for moderate and heavy coverage, consider 2 and 4 cups per square foot, respectively.
You can use as many as 6 cups of petals per square foot if you want lavish coverage.
2. Bridal Bouquets with Matching Rose Petals
You will never use your bridal bouquet again. So make sure it compliments your wedding dress as much as possible.
Rose flower petals can help you personalize it.
You can opt for fresh ones but be careful as they may stain when pressed against your dress.
Because of this dried ones are more ideal.
3. On Center Pieces
Add floating petals to centerpieces to add color instead of having plain water.
You don’t need many petals for this, meaning you can save and still be happy with the outcome.
4. On the Cake Table
You can use rose petals to cover the cake table.
This long tradition tends to make a dull cake table radiant and bride.
You can use the petals on the table and the cake to create more elegance.
The color can be the same or a mix of complementary colors for a more radiant look.
5. For Petal Tossing
Guests love to throw petals to the bride and groom after saying their vows or when exiting the ceremony.
Guests throwing petals makes the occasion fun, colorful and memorable.
So, opt for colorful flower petals instead of getting showered with paper cones.
6. Give Them to Flower Girls or Ring Bearers
A kid-free wedding offers various advantages. However, note that children add fun and innocence to any celebration.
There is nothing like seeing a child filled with wonder and happiness.
Although you can’t predict whether they will make it to the end of the aisle throwing petals, you can be assured of a memorable experience.
You can choose a single color to decorate the aisle and for children to toss.
But, a contrasting rose petals color is more elegant and creates picture-perfect moments.
If you use rose petals on your wedding, be careful not to get stained. It is better to opt for dried ones if you don’t want to use all your energy trying to avoid staining.
Additionally, please confirm that your venue allows the use of petals, as some don’t.