(Closed) Baby's breath/floral center piece questions!

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

 I’m pretty sure the baby’s breath (and your added flowers) are on a floral foam wreath structure! I think it has a plastic bottom to it so you would not need anything else under it, but I could be wrong!

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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dobby98 :  The babies breath is inserted into a floral foam wreath that has a plastic base. You soak the whole weath in water the day before until it is soaked. You then dry off the bottom,  place the wreath on a plate or tray of your choice and hold it in place with a bit of florists’ putty (sticks the wreath to the plate or tray). Now cut and arrange your flowers.

http://www.michaelsfloralsupply.com/ff1030.html

The bigger the wreath, the bigger th hole in the middle, the more or larger vases it can hold. One cylinder vase with a pillar candle will be plenty.

You will note that the one I linked has a 9″ opening in the middle.

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

 Ex- florist here!

Check out ebay and local craft supply stores for affordable oasis wreaths… these are definitely required for that centerpiece, and will ensure your flowers live from the time of creation for a few days post-wedding. As pp stated- soak the oasis, with some added floral preservative in big buckets. Don’t press them down into the water- this will create pockets of unsoaked foam within the wreath. Put them in and let them sink. 

Suggested other flowers would be gerberas- they are a very hapoy flower and come in a wide range of colours. They do have a fleshy stem, so you may want to wire them before inserting into the foam. Crysanthemums- particularly button Chryssies would also look sweet. Both of which are pretty affordable. 

Good luck! 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

The dollar store near me has floral foam rings, I also found shepherds hooks at another dollar store and saved a bundle! 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

 You may want to spray the baby’s breath lightly with perfume as it does have an odor .

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

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dobby98 :  Our local Walmart carries various sized cylinder vases (up to 12 inch I believe) for about $3 ea! They are located with the faux florals here but obviously supplies probably differ from location to location. 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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dobby98 :  If you aren’t going to bother using floral foam soaked in water, you’d be better off using dried babies breath. Get some  fresh babies breath now. Leave it out of water for 24 hours and see what it looks like.

The taller the cylinder vase, the more expensive it will be. Given that the base of the arrangement will be hidden by the babies breath anyway, you can just elevate the two other vases on a block of wood the appropriate height.

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