(Closed) Baby’s Breath Centerpieces and bouquets

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Ash1eyEve:I’m doing baby breath bouquets for my bridesmaids and I did a mock up over a week ago, my mom has had it in a vase on her table since and it just started drying out this week.  If I remember correctly I did it 2 Sundays ago.  Don’t worry about it, they’ll be fine for your wedding.  And don’t listen if people tell you they start smelling like cat pee, mine didn’t/hasn’t.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

They will be fine and save you a ton since Bab’ys breath isn’t too expensive.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You will be fine. They actually dry baby’s breath to sell for wreaths and stuff, and it doesn’t shed.

 

@ENarcy: The cat pee rumor is because baby’s breath is often confused with caspia, another common filler. That smells like cat pee. When I first started at the florist shop I worked at, the girl training me told me to remember the name by what it smells like: cats-pee-a lol.

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I made a bouquet trial about a month ago and it’s dry now but it took weeks for it to dry out.  Even now, it has to be shaken or dropped hard for it to shed at all.  I think you’ll be fine.  🙂

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

How many stems do you think this would takE?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love the look. Don’t worry. They aren’t going to die in eight hours, unless they are super not-fresh.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I too am using Baby’s Breath Bushels for our wedding centerpieces! =) I love it, so romantic and airy! I actually just bought these red vases ($1.50/each!) to fill with baby’s breath! I cant WAIT!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ummmm… my mom has a bush that’s baby’s breath (could NEVER remember what is was as a kid) and it takes FOREVER for it to dry.  

I also have a rose given to me on my birthday lat year that has baby’s breath in it.  It’s dried now (obviously) but I can move it without loosing the baby’s breath…. the rose… is way more fragile! 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Babys breath is super durable.  I would have to guess though that in each one of those pictures they are using the “New Love” or “Party Time” variety and not the inexpensive “Million Star” variety.  Got mine at Flower Explosion–they looked better in person.  Ordered them Wednesday for a Saturday wedding and they could have used another day or 2 to open.  They were super time consuming putting them together too so plan for that. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ooh Month twins! lol. Can you do a trial of them? Set up a centerpiece on a countertop and pin some to your clothes and see what happens over the next few hours.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I just wanted to pop in to say I’m meeting with our florist tomorrow morning to discuss baby’s breath centerpieces!  I think they are the perfect accent for a winter wedding.  I have a lot of the same inspiration pics.

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