Post # 1
we are doing an all-white, winter wedding, definitely doing different height white pillar candles on the tables, along with all white linens, plates, etc…but need help deciding on the centerpiece.
they will be in very tall, thin glass vases, but should we do big, tight balls of white carnations, or big, round poufs of baby’s breath? both are very cost effective, which i LOVE, but can’t decide. also, i have heard about baby’s breath having a smell…i am very allergy sensitive so please let me know if you have any info on this!
we are getting married in a converted textile mill, and will be having a lot of cool lighting, twinkle lights and chinese lanterns hung from the ceiling, black and white checked dance floor, and green round topiary balls separating the cocktail area from the dining room. my bouquet will be mainly white anemones (with black centers) and white ranunculus, hydrangeas, and garden roses. we want a modern/ “rat pack” look in white and black.
thanks for your input!!!!!!!
Post # 4
If you’re sensitive to smells, I’d say no to the babies breath. Sometimes (though not always) it can have a very strong smell to it, especially in large quantities like you have pictured. Personally, I like the look of the carns better! It says “modern” to me, while the babies breath is softer and more traditional.
Post # 5
I voted for carnations – I think they would look great with the other stuff you have planned.
Post # 6
I agree that the baby’s breath could be pretty smelly. They would both be lovely, but I’d go with the carnations.
Post # 7
Based on what you described for your wedding, I would go with the carnations because they are a more modern look.
Post # 8
If I’m not mistaken, aren’t babies breath more yellow than the carnations? I think carnations would look like more of a crisp white.
Post # 9
baby’s breath . . . carnations are typically funeral flowers
Post # 10
My choice would be baby’s breath! It is so dramatic! Also….if you decide I can give you some great DIY advice that can save you big!!!! (Just PM me!)
As far as the carnations….to make your centerpieces that full would take ALOT of carnations…..I am not exarragerating when I say this but atleast 100 but possibly more.
My mom is a florist and has owned her own shop for many, many years and I have dabbed in the florals myself.
By The Way…..the carnation centerpiece shown would only take 4-5 bundles. The key is to let them open i.e. if your wedding is on Saturday I would but them out(outside of cooler) in buckets on Monday.
I hope this helps!