With more & more wedding venues prohibiting the use of traditional tissue wedding confetti, dried petals have become an increasingly popular choice by brides. Dried petals are eco-friendly ... they're 100% natural & biodegradable making them a great alternative to traditional wedding confetti.
Our dried petals are an elegant confetti that makes the perfect accompaniment for your big day. With our freeze-dried rose petals, due to the size of petal, we particularly recommend them for decoration use, such as on tables at your reception venue or to create the pathway or aisle but can also be used as throwing confetti.
The Petal Story ...
Presenting our premium confetti range - freeze-dried rose petals. What makes our freeze-dried petals so special ...
The process of freeze-drying produces fantastic results with petals that don't shrink, they retain their shape, they don't discolour & feel soft to the touch. They almost appear like fresh petals ... but you don't have to worry about a last-minute delivery & they don't need to be refrigerated. Making them more convenient & less stressful!
The rose petals are purpose grown on a family farm in the US. After the petals are harvested, the freeze-drying process begins. The petals go into freeze dryers & all the moisture is removed from the petals whilst they are frozen. The petals are kept frozen & under vacuum for 7-10 days followed by vacuum alone for an additional 7 days. There's a lot of skill, care & hard work goes into producing our premium rose petals.
They're better for the environment & are generally accepted by churches / venues. The rose petals are completely natural with no perfumes or dyes added.
Due to the size of petal, we particularly recommend our freeze-dried rose petals for decoration such as on tables at your reception venue or to create the pathway or aisle. They may also be used as throwing confetti, but we recommend the smaller petals (such as our delphinium petals) to create a better showering effect when throwing confetti over the happy couple.
Volume of Petals ...
The petals are measured in litres.
They're measured in a good old fashioned kitchen measuring jug ... loosely filled with petals to the 1 litre mark, the side of the jug is tapped repeatedly to allow for settling & then repeated as necessary (they are not pressed down as this will damage the petals) & gently tipped into the packaging ready for dispatch.
Why are they measured in litres rather than weight?
The petals are really light & the weight will vary depending on their size, so volume is a much more reliable measurement.
How much confetti will I need?
1 litre of petals will create a light sprinkling over up to 5 tables seating around 8-10 guests depending on how generous you want to be.
Flower girl basket:
Approx 1-2 litres depending on the distance she'll be scattering petals over.
For a light sprinkling each side of aisle allow around 1 litre per metre.
For a light sprinkling across whole width of aisle allow around 2 litres per metre.
1 litre of petals will provide a generous handful for 5-7 guests (or 5-7 cones).
Storage of Petals ...
The petals will keep for up to 12 months or longer provided they are stored carefully. They must be kept in a cool, dry place out of direct light. Heat, humidity & moisture will encourage the petals to biodegrade & light will fade the petals.
Please note: they do not require refrigeration
Did you know we offer a Pre-Order Service?
If you're looking to purchase your petals now, but your wedding's not for a few months, you can ask us to delay dispatch & we'll post your petals 4 weeks prior to your wedding date (or 8 weeks if you're international). That way you can tick a job off the list without having to worry about storage of your petals & you'll know that you'll have 'fresh' petals that look great on your big day.
Full details of our Pre-Order Service is available via this link.
Our Freeze-Dried Rose Petal Colours ...