When choosing which rose petals to buy for your wedding, you need to define when and where you will be using them and if there are any restrictions imposed by your venue. Then take into account the advantages and disadvantages of each of them, to help you reach your decision.
For Outdoor Use – you will need a natural, biodegradable petal. Many parishes have banned the use of rice and paper confetti as they are not good for the environment. You have a choice of fresh rose petals.
For Indoor use – you need to check with the venue if there any restrictions.
Flower Girls – you may want to have your flower girls toss petals and any type will do as guests do not usually give these too close an examination.
Table Decoration – Fresh rose petals are good for table decoration as they look romantic.
Tossing Petals – if indoors, then silk petals are probably the best choice because of cost considerations and appearance. If outdoors, then you should choose any of the natural alternatives mentioned above.
Now that we have discussed the different choices available, here are the pros and cons for each type.
Fresh Rose Petals need to be obtained on the day of the wedding or the day before and also need to be prepared just before use.. The upside is that they are all-natural and biodegradable, but the downside is that they also break down fast and they may not look so great later in the day. Another disadvantage is that they can stain clothing and tablecloths, and can also be slippery, so you and your guests need to be extra careful.