I used loads of baby’s breath in my April wedding last year. There are different varieties of baby’s breath and I can’t remember which kind we used, but it had no scent whatsoever. Even so, I can’t imagine large amounts would reek terribly unless used in insane quantities in a small, hot, un-ventilated space.
What your experience was DIYing them?
Easy as pie. There’s really no way to screw it up. It’s just a matter of cutting stems, pulling awkward pieces off, and arranging as you like with floral tape and ribbon/jute/embellishments.
How many days before the wedding did you actually get the flowers and start DIYing them?
About two weeks before the wedding we called every nearby grocery store with a floral department and asked when they received their shipments of baby’s breath. We purchased them about 3-4 days before the wedding on the day a new shipment arrived.
How did you store them before the wedding?
We kept them upright in vases in our extra fridge. I misted them lightly with water in a spray bottle every day up until the wedding, but it probably wasn’t even necessary.
Would you recommend it?
Depends. If flowers aren’t a huge priority to you and you just want something cheap and pretty, baby’s breath is probably the most cost effective way to still have “flowers” at your wedding. They are hardy, require almost zero maintenance and are incredibly easy to DIY. At the end of the day, everything ends up in the garbage, and I didn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on flowers. It worked for me.
Where did you purchase yours from? How much was it? How much did you need?
We purchased ours from a nearby grocery store (Albertson’s).
I think we purchased about 12-15 “bunches” with approximately 10 stems in each. I can’t remember, exactly, but it was plenty.
We bought it the day it arrived at the store in a fresh shipment, and it was on sale, so we paid a grand total of $48 for almost all of the baby’s breath at the store that day.
How many stems did you use per bouquet
I think I used 1.5 – 2 bunches in my bouquet, and just made small, loose/natural-looking sprig bouquets for my bridesmaids. Our flower girl dropped small sprigs of baby’s breath from a bucket.
Did anyone make any centerpieces as well?
Yes, we used them in our scattered centerpieces/table decor as well as bouquets and bouts.
All of my wedding photos are on my other computer, but here are just a few (pro) photos: