(Closed) Is Baby's Breath Passé?

posted 4 years ago in Flowers
Post # 16
894 posts
Busy bee

Ugh. Where I live it’s SO expensive. Like, 3x more expensive than a bouquet of roses. I don’t even know why, maybe it’s the surge in popularity. I love baby’s breath but it’s definitely not the budget option here, haha. I really like the idea because they’re tiny flowers, and you can decide how much to put together, so you won’t really clutter up the tables. I’ve seen centerpieces so massive that it looks so in-your-face rather than a pretty addition to the tables.

Post # 17
1585 posts
Bumble bee

As an alternative, my florist used white wax flowers. They just look a little more modern and interesting, but the cost was the same. 

Post # 18
1768 posts
Buzzing bee

I wouldn’t do it for a bouquet just personally, but for other decorations yes definitely! It’s so delicate and pretty, and done right it looks elegant I think xo

Post # 19
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2027

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ohana33 :  I remember the flowers from the last wedding I attended as a guest (not as a professional) but because it was a cousin’s wedding and she told my young daughters and another one of our cousin’s (which would actually be her husband’s first cousin) they could have some after the wedding. Well apparently a friend had actually paid for all of them and she got really upset that these 3 girls (10-12 at the time) had taken these cheap fake flowers. 

But even as a photographer (and I am the one who usually captures the detail photos like flowers) I can not tell you what they looked like at the last wedding we photographed, earlier this summer. 

Post # 20
8601 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

i think its having a trendy moment actually. Go for it. 

Post # 21
2722 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I like it in moderation although those full bouquets are pretty.  It reminds me of prom, probably because I have a picture of me and my friends and we all had bouquets that had a lot of baby’s breath in them.

I do think it looks a bit dated when it’s used in arrangements like this:

But I like this better and it looks more modern:

I also had wax flowers and think they’re a prettier choice (and also the same price as baby’s breath).

Post # 22
234 posts
Helper bee

Not passe at all, in fact its had quite a resurgence in recent years what with all the barn style, rustic weddings. I would make sure that your florist orders LOTS so that you can select the best bits. Some boxes of babys breath come and it looks WAY more green than white and its sparse, so you’ve gotta use more to get the effect you want. 

Post # 23
4509 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

“no one ever notices them” I do!  I also think that Baby’s Breath can be done nicely.

Post # 24
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I must admit that my wedding was some years back (Oct. 2012) but we used baby’s breath for the bridesmaid’s bouquets and there was also some in our centerpieces. We had 8 tables at our reception and so I did half of them with candelabras and half with floral centerpieces. I did it that way because I love the candelabra look but I also wanted to mix it up and save some money on florals. I ordered 10 floral centerpieces and the florist charged me I think like $35 for each one. I provided the vases which were 3 mason jars that I decorated and all grouped together equaled one centerpiece. Again, this was a few years back. A few pics:




Post # 25
1927 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

I think it’s pretty and Im sure not everyone would know that it’s inexpensive. I decided against it because of the smell.

Post # 26
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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ohana33 :  Love baby’s breath – timeless and gorgeous.  Do want you want!!!  Your idea sounds great!

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