I ordered 12,000 rose petals for my daughter's reception and was very pleasantly surprised and pleased! I decorated 25 tables with the petals and then had enough to use them on the cake table, the toasting table and the buffet table with 2 bags unopened. After the reception they were still beautiful (at least 8 hours of being out of the refrigerator) and the bridesmaids all took some home to dry them and use in pomanders and sachets. We even had fun piling them in the middle of one of the tables and playing with the bride's 8 week old Yorkie who LOVED having them dropped on her as she rolled around and smelled them. They were a highlight of the reception. Had MANY MANY compliments. Thank you for an excellent experience.