Brides who had baby's breath bouquets….

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Why not buy some seeds from ebay and grow a bunch? It is super easy to grow. Then you could see what you like.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Baby’s breath is super cheap in and of itself, you don’t need to grow it. I would just talk to a florist. Or you could order a bunch from fiftyflowers.com

It will not be an expensive bouquet at all, but I think they are beautiful. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

MrsUPS:  can you stop by your local grocery store or florist and ask them to show you a bunch to see what size you would like? 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My wedding hasn’t happened yet, but we’ve done a test run for one of our bridesmaids bouquets. We used some leftover baby’s breath from a bridal show, and it wasn’t in the best shape since we’d had it for about two weeks at that point, but it took about 4 stems. (Also ignore the paper on the wrap. It will be lace on the finished product – we were just testing for this one.) It will look much more hearty when we’ve got fresh flowers, but four was definitely plenty for the bridesmaids bouquets. It ended up being about 10 inches across.

 

I’m planning on six stems for my bridal bouquet. If you want a rounder bouquet, the trick is to trim each stem so you can separate the sprays of blooms. Each stem will have three to four sprays, and you have to separate them out so you can arrange the blooms evenly. That’s what will also give you the volume.

Also, if you have a Costco or Sam’s membership, that’ll be your cheapest bet to buy it in bulk. I checked just about every online wholesale floral option in addition to asking about buying in bulk at floral shops here. Costco is far and away the cheapest. Sam’s also has good prices.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  mcp8011.
Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

MrsUPS:  Thats a great idea! Also she might be able to get you a better deal than fiftyflowers if you think she would be willing to give them to you for cost! 🙂 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

a really nice gyp for bouquets is mirabella. big fluffy heads.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

MrsUPS:  Yeah 10 will definitely be good. The baby’s breath in that photo was pretty sad by the time I got around to making it, and it still seemed a bit big. Here’s a photo of me holding it for reference. Disregard my super attractive outfit.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

MrsUPS:  Haha! Glad I’m not the only one!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I doubt you would be unable to grow it from seeds. It is so easy. It is foolproof. You could grow all your own flowers for a couple dollars. Something to think about it.

Something to keep in mind, Baby’s Breath doesn’t smell very good. Some varieties smell better than others. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

MrsUPS:  I was a bridesmaid in a wedding with baby’s breath bouquets. The bride wanted them “full” and they looked ok but personally I think baby’s breath are meant to be soft and sparse.

Also, if you try to make them full, they stick together like crazy! We made our own bouquets and it was nightmare.

But if I can find pictures I’ll post them.

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