Cost of Baby’s Breath!?!

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I wanted an All Baby’s Breath wedding and the florist (man) LAUGHED AT ME! …that was awkward and then he showed me the 1000s of ways he could display PINK/WHITE Star Lilies! HAHAH!  Yea…def. want that esp. for a CHRISTMAS-TIME wedding!

I hope you find some info, Im def. interested even if I have to do it my dam self!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i don’t have centerpiece pricing for you, but my BM’s had baby’s breath bouquets.  they were only $25 each, in a very very expensive area of California.  i thought it was such a bargain.  you can see their bouquets on the cake table in this pic.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@CupCakeMeg: That’s ridiculous!  Have you talked to another florist?

I have no input on cost- I have thought about doing babys breath in combination with peonies but have not talked to any florists yet.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

There’s a flower wholesale store here in Nashville & on their website they list 10 Gypsophila (baby’s breath) for $8.50.  So it would depend on how many individual stalks you use per centerpiece.  Say you use 5 stalks per arrangement with 30 arrangements that’s 150 stalks.  At $8.50/10 you’ll spend $127.50.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@accorn: I havent seen another florist since that guy. The first florist (lady) we saw I showed her pics but she still insisted on adding a dozen roses to each centerpiece! WITH lots of baby’s breath! She just didnt see my vision I guess. I got some local referalls to check out! =)

I love how whimsical, light/airy and romantic Baby’s Breath is!!! =) Esp. all bundled up!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@CupCakeMeg: my florist was very confused by my desire for all baby’s breath Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets…. and she was pretty young (mid 20s).  i figured a younger florist would be more likely to be up on the trends, but seriously, she was like wait, what?! do you want, and why?!

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I priced this out as Bridesmaid or Best Man boquets with my florist and another florist who would have sold me just the flowers (not in boquet form). Honestly, there are so many kinds of babys breath (I learned from both florists) and the ones that look best on their own are the more expensive larger types. To get this kind and do it myself would have cost between $15 and $20 per boquet not counting ribbon and other supplies I would need to make them. To order them complete  from my florist would have been about $40. For $45 I could get roses. Ultimately, I also learned that babys breath are true white and with ivory table cloths and an ivory dress, I decided to go for the ivory roses to match my boquet instead. He put tufts (clustered to look like a larger flower if that makes sense) of baby’s breath in the girls’ boquets and it ended up looking really nice. If you are not DIYing them, babys breath don’t really save you money. My florist had experience using babysbreath as a stand alone flower but the other guy who priced it out to sell to me thought it was a rediculous idea.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I am planning on using it for my center pieces for my New Year’s Eve wedding.  It looks like fluffy snow when bunched together properly!  My mom and I did a test run since we will be DIYing them.  Ignore the vase, that was just something we had on hand, I plan to use black tower vases for the real thing!  We haven’t gotten bulk pricing yet, so if anyone finds a good deal please be sure to post!!!

 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kimca07: When is your wedding? Do you have anyone in the US who has room in their garden who could grow it for you? If it is the right time of year? very easy to grow your own.

There are annual and perennial plants with many different sizes of flowers.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@julies1949: I am in Boston and my wedding is on New Year’s Eve, not prime gardening season here 🙁  Good idea though, maybe somoene else could use that option.  Thanks!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Order from Costco if you can – 100 stems for 79.99. They come in bulk, but since it’s only one type of flower, you don’t necessarily need a florist to arrange them the “correct” way.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11333477&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|3605|90371|24847&N=4045468&Mo=48&pos=0&No=29&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=24847&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC38256-Cat90371&topnav=

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@sheilad72: How many stems did it take to get that size?

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sheilad72: I saw the date of your wedding. That’s why my response was only directed to the OP as she doesn’t say when her wedding date is.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I did all baby’s breath. I DIY the flowers and ordered in bulk from Sam’s. The great thing about BB is that it’s REALLY hearty, so you could do it several days in advance and it will still look great. I think I spent about $150 total on flowers and vases (which I picked up at garage sales)…and I had WAY more baby’s breath than I needed.

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