I think it’s fair to say we have all seen baby breath trending this past 2022 wedding year, it has definitely been on top of Pinterest boards for many of my couples.
This delicate yet durable and resilient filler made a come back this year! Our couples love it and some florists have a love and hate relationship with it. Me? I came around to love it this year. I enjoy seeing it on its own, shining as it should.
It broke the mold of being a filler flower to now being on the main stage.
I want to talk about common myths and fun facts about this wonderful filler so that you all can make better decisions on your wedding designs.
Now how many of you think baby breath is cheap?
Although it can be cheaper than other types of full arch installations with higher cost florals, it may not be as cheap as you think. Sorry to burst your bubble but unfortunately, this is a myth. Though it is a cheaper filler flower, it takes many stems of baby breath to achieve the look we all love to see in the elaborate installation and arches we saw this year.
This installation took 264 stems of baby breath. Because of the volume needed. This is why it does not end up being a cheaper option.
Here are some important things to note when thinking about using baby breath, especially in abundance.
Flowers are famous for their beautiful fragrances and aromatic therapies, unfortunately baby breath is not one of them. Baby breath can have a strong and unpleasant smell. When used in high quantities and in enclosed spaces, it can be very noticeable to your guests. This is something to think about if you have an indoor wedding.
Baby breath shares a fun similarity with most of our fur buddies, it loves to shed. It is minimal when fresh, though the longer it’s kept out of water, the more it will shed. This is something to keep in mind if you have baby breath hanging on top of food tables, or guest tables. It may also be a concern for certain venues, best to check in with venue rules before deciding on an abundance of baby breath.
A positive characteristic of baby breath is that it is a very durable and resilient filler flower. It can be kept out of water for several days depending on the temperature before is starts drying out. When it does dry out, it dries very nicely and looks very similar to it’s fresh old self.
I hope this helps you all couples and planners in making the best decisions for your wedding day or any other celebration you want to use baby breath in.