(Closed) help me decide on centerpieces!

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: which for centerpieces (in a tall thin glass vase?)
    white carnations : (37 votes)
    69 %
    baby's breath : (17 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I love baby’s breath!

    Post # 4
    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    256 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted for carnations – I think they would look great with the other stuff you have planned.

    Post # 6
    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    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
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Based on what you described for your wedding, I would go with the carnations because they are a more modern look.

    Post # 8
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    293 posts
    Helper bee

    baby’s breath . . . carnations are typically funeral flowers


    Post # 10
    85 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    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! 

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