When planning a DIY wedding, you’re usually looking for any way to simplify your decorating process. One of the most versatile items to help you do this is flower petals! They’re easy to work with, come in a wide variety of colors or mixed packs (even a choose your own color package), and require zero knowledge of flower arranging. At FiftyFlowers, we also carry an extensive selection of dried Rose, Peony, Lilac, and Hydrangea petals which can be ordered for delivery well before your event for color coordination, and can be reused over and over!
One popular petal trend I’ve been seeing more and more of is to have petals in little paper cones (that you can easily make yourself!) for guests to throw after your kiss at the altar, while you’re walking back down the aisle, or during your exit. You can take the personalization to the next level by using sheets of music from a significant song, or paper maps from a place that holds special meaning.
I put together a little petal decor inspiration to get the DIY wheels turning…
Clockwise from top left: Table runner with petals and floating candles, Clustered petals and candles on altar stairs, FiftyFlowers DIY bride’s monochromatic pink centerpiece with scattered petals, Petals frozen into ice cubes for chilling wine bottles, Circle of petals for ceremony site, FiftyFlowers DIY bride & groom celebrating their first kiss with a petal toss, Ombre petal aisle decoration, Doily cones of petals on clothespins.
Or, if you want to shoot for something a bit more ambitious, you can try out a petal design for the aisle! If it seems like a lot to tackle, you can always call in the help of an event planner or flower professional, like Doug of Doug Smith Events who created this elegant pattern for one of his clients.
Ready to shop for petals? Check out our full selection–fresh or dried!–by clicking here.