How many wedding petals do I need?
Certainly, calculating decoration quantities can never be an exact science. That is to say, one person’s idea of a light scattering will be different from the next!
To work out how much you need, firstly, measure the area you’d like to decorate. For aisles, table coverings or dancefloor decorations this is quite simple – just grab your ruler/tape measure! It can be trickier if you want to cover areas in between/around other items, but there are no rights or wrongs, so just make a good guestimate.
Secondly, picture what you’d like the effect to look like – do you want a thick layer of petals, lines of petals, piles of petals or a delicate scattering?
Finally, plot this out on some paper. Have a play around and work out the area you need to cover in terms of metres squared.
Alternatively, if this sounds a bit difficult, think in terms of handfuls!
Certainly, if you are looking to scatter wedding petals, perhaps around a table centrepiece or flower displays in your ceremony venue, it is much more helpful to think in terms of handfuls. Two handfuls around each candle, for example. You’ll have 10 candle displays down the sides of your aisle, so that’s 20 handfuls of petals.
Aisles & Petal Paths:
We suggest that you jump straight over to our dedicated post – How to create flower petal aisles and wedding pathways – but, in short, as a very simple guide: