Baby’s breath (like carnations) are such an underrated wedding flower. It’s wildly versatile, meaning you can use it as a filler flower or on its own, and it’s also extremely inexpensive in most cases (though you still have to shop around).
Blooms By the Box is selling Gypsophila Excellence (one of the more common types of baby’s breath) for $10.65-$10.30 per bunch, with each bunch around 7-10 stems (of which also have multiple blooms). However the best deal we’ve seen is from Costco, where they are selling 100 stems for $69.99, which breaks down to about $5/bunch compared to other retailers. And while artificial baby’s breath can look extremely real, the price doesn’t real make sense considering you can get live ones for less. Plus, baby’s breath is a very hardy flower, and can last up to two weeks.
We also love how easy they are to arrange. For a wedding bouquet you can simply tie two bunches together with twine or a pretty ribbon to create a full bouquet. And for a boutonniere, simply cut a few stems to get the desire fullness you want and tie with twine or ribbon as well.
A Flower for Every Part of Your Wedding
If you really want to create a wow-factor, consider talking to your florist about using baby’s breath to decorate your ceremony space. Because they are so versatile you can use them for a ceremony arch, to line your ceremony aisle, or even as wedding chair decor. If you do create a large/stunning ceremony arch, ask your florist whether you can also utilize it at your reception as a backdrop. This will not only save you money, but will make sure you don’t waste any of those gorgeous baby breath!
Baby’s breath work alongside a wide variety of wedding flowers, too, such as roses and even greenery like eucalyptus. We have also seen gorgeous weddings where the only flower that was used was baby’s breath, which makes a huge impact as you’ll see from the gallery above.
And if you don’t like white, baby’s breath often comes in a wide variety of (dyed) colors, making it easy to work with your wedding theme.