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    • NishaVyas88
      CommentAuthorNishaVyas88
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      Posted: Jul 26th 2011
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    Hey ladies/gents

    Our venue only allows dried rose petals as confetti and with 32 days to go, we need to get some.
    My mum says she's only been able to find American sellers online but I intend to search as well. Buuut we're also thinking it might be more cost effective if we do the petals ourselves.

    So my question is- does anyone know how to dehydrate rose petals and how soon before the wedding we need to get started?
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    • Ignition
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    Have you tried Ama*on. xx

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    • Mel D
      CommentAuthorMel D
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    I got some from the UK .... let me see if I can find the website and I'll post it on your wall.

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    • Mel D
      CommentAuthorMel D
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    Found it! Posted the link on your wall. They were really good quality and reasonably priced. Delivery was good too, I ordered them on 28 March and they arrived on 01 April.

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
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    i have been making my own ....really easy ,

    remove petals and place on greseproof paper

    put onto a large baking sheet

    put into oven on low and leave , moving petals from time to time

    done

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    • bomboniere
      CommentAuthorbomboniere
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    You can get some nice delphinium petals onlne, or make your own by drying roses and other flowers. Not sure how long it takes though, the oven idea sounds good and speedy.

    maria
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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
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    its really quick to be honest ........ i have put them in there when i have done dinner and the oven is cooling down , just leave the door open

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
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    its been lovely asking friend to let me have rose petals whe they have them from flowers going over in thier gardens making them part of our day

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    • NishaVyas88
      CommentAuthorNishaVyas88
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    Thanks everyone! How long before the wedding day can we dry the rose petals? How long will they keep?
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    • Kaz
      CommentAuthorKaz
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    Well lala's already started so at least 8 months I guess! xx

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    • Enny
      CommentAuthorEnny
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    nisha as long as they are dried and kept dry in a storage they will be ok :)

    if they only accept dry rose petals they might even except fresh ones :) just find out :) i'm drying my own from each bunch of flowers i buy or get with roses i try them myself and keep them stored nicely away :)
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    • spooney24
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    You can also freeze dry rose petals to keep them stored until the day before and then defrost them. xx

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    • NishaVyas88
      CommentAuthorNishaVyas88
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    Ooh, that's brilliant! My mum can start taking advantage of the cheap roses in the supermarkets now.

    And it gives us time to give it some trial and error... I see a lot of burnt flowers in my future...
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    • Kaz
      CommentAuthorKaz
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    Nisha, had a look for some and put a link on your wall, hope it helps xx

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    • NishaVyas88
      CommentAuthorNishaVyas88
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    Thanks! Definitely a good idea to have a back-up in case mum and I learn that we can't dehydrate rose petals without making them go black first. lol.
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    • spooney24
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    Supposedly you can also do them in the microwave for 4-5min on defrost to dehydrate them but I havent tried this way so dont know if it truly works. xx

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    • Enny
      CommentAuthorEnny
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    might be trying that one spooney :) but firstly i will have my bunch of roses in a vase and enjoy them as i have so much time :) but yeah nisha u should try different things (btw asda does cheap rose bunches like 10 mini roses for £2) sometimes they are even a bit cheaper coz they are sort of out of date for display :D so might be worth it looking in to that one xx
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    • Nicsquared
      CommentAuthorNicsquared
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    You can dry them in the air too, they need some circulation around them, I put them on a radiator (thats off) takes a couple of days
    They smell nice too :)

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    • Enny
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    i do mine air dried at the moment :) as i got time i dont worry :)
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    • kala
      CommentAuthorkala
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    my mum dried rose petals in the microwave ages before my sis weddin last yr and kept them in a shoe box with a few of those little bag of tiny balls-( u know the ones u have to remove from a new handbag or shoes) dont know what there called then she ocassinally added a few drops of rose essential oil and they were brilliant n smelled lovely too- shes doin the same for me to lol x
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    • NishaVyas88
      CommentAuthorNishaVyas88
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    That's a good idea- I work in a clothes shop so I can swipe a few of those if I need to unpack the accessories delivery again. Or ask the footwear girls nicely.
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    • Enny
      CommentAuthorEnny
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    lol actually a great idea should be getting those for mine kala thanks for sharing its a great thing your mum did there :D
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    • mym72
      CommentAuthormym72
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      Posted: Jul 27th 2011
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    We've bought artificial rose petals to put on the centrepiece mirrors (never thought of them as confetti, might check with our venue). We got ours from hobbicraft in small pots. They weren't that expensive either (£4.29 for 164 petals).

    Even though they're artificial, they're very good and you'd think they were the real thing lol. Hope that helps x

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    • Enny
      CommentAuthorEnny
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    our venue has told us confetti is fine but we are not allowed to have artificial as the ducks would eat them :D so they must be real for us but dried is fine :) hehe
 
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