Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Baby’s Breath Bouquets

Richmond, VA bride Clare and her girls: Baby's breath bouquets can be surprisingly chic!

Here’s the long and short of it. I do not have a large floral budget for my wedding. It is what it is. However I have an awesome support team (Thanks again, Nicole!) and I’ll be tapping into as many online frugal resources to execute my ideas as possible. There will be quite a bit of DIY going on. One idea I’m considering incorporating into my big day: Baby’s Breath!

Of course we’ve all received or given flowers with baby’s breath. It is usually simply a filler. But thanks to a newly married friend who was also on a strict budget, I have been made aware of the other creative uses of baby’s breath. Whether it is for a brides bouquet, bouquets for bridesmaids like above, centerpieces, ceremony decor or reception centerpieces like the example below, baby’s breath is a rustic yet surprisingly classy alternative to the pricier wedding go-to flowers like roses, orchids and peonies.

Candles are a proven way to add panache to a wedding without breaking a bank. Here we see how baby's breath can add a bit of softness as well.

I found a plethora of awesome uses for baby’s breath on this Pinterest Board (be sure to follow Triple B on Pinterest as well)! I’ll be doing some floral DIY trials with my super-creative friend Nicole over the next few weeks so I’ll let you all know how they work out. In the meantime, leave me a comment with your thoughts on nixing traditional wedding flowers for more affordable ideas and share your own frugal finds with the class, too.

*For more images from Clare’s gorgeous southern nuptials, click here. Thanks to The Bride’s Cafe for the image!

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    1. Tyler Mayser says:

      I love the baby’s breath bouquets. I wish I had known about that for my wedding last year. I did hydrangeas, another inexpensive floral option.

    2. Bridgette Bridgette says:

      @Tyler: This was admittedly new to me as well. I’m actually shocked none of Triple B’s brides or bridesmaids have had baby breath bouquets. I think they’re lovely and unexpected. The fact that they’re also affordable (for most) is a plus!

    3. Baby’s breath is a good choice for summer weddings.
      It’s also an easy bouquet to make.
      Floral stem wire to bind the cluster of baby’s breath (usually 10-30 stems).
      Floral tape to secure the cluster.
      Satin ribbon and jewels to add the finishing touches.

    4. Nice…hadn’t thought of this…

    5. Bridgette Bridgette says:

      @Stephanie – Thx much for the quick tutorial!

      @Jackie – ;-)

    6. Can you say frugal genius?! I have always loved baby’s breath but had no idea how beautiful it was as a bouquet. If one is crafty, she can do it herself, too. Or have bridesmaids customize the ribbon/embellishments as part of the pre-wedding festivities.

    7. Bridgette Bridgette says:

      @Ronda – Heart your idea of bridesmaids customizing ribbon/embellishments as part of pre-wedding festivities!

    8. I love this idea. I also have a small floral budget and was looking for alternative centerpiece and bouquet ideas (for bridesmaids). This is a great suggestion! I love the centerpiece. The baby’s breath adds the perfect amount of sophistication… it brings the otherwise ho-hum candles to LIFE.

      By the way, I really enjoy the site. I will be following to get ideas for my wedding next August.

    9. This is just what my bridesmaids will have!!!!

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