modern bridal party in navy and royal blue dresses holding baby's breath bouquets

There are some wedding trends that I just don't think I'll ever get enough of. Typography-focused invitations. Ruffled wedding cakes. Sequined tablecloths. And, most definitely, baby's breath details. From bridesmaid bouquets to creating full, lush ceremony arches, baby's breath is such a versatile and affordable flower. Often synonymous with vintage or rustic weddings, baby's breath is starting to find its way into the modern affairs--and we love it!  

If you've already met with your florist, you know how much flowers are going to add to your bottom line. Even though it can be an expensive part of your budget, flowers add so much ambiance to your event. However, you can save a little money by using baby's breath in your bridesmaid or bridal bouquets.  Unlike other "cheaper" options, baby's breath is such a beautiful choice that no one will know you were being budget-savvy!  As you can see it works with modern bridesmaid attire (above) or more vintage dresses (below).

bride and bridesmaids in pink vintage dresses holding baby's breath bouquets tied with ribbon

Boho brides will love wearing this sturdy flower in a crown over long, slightly tousled waves (below).

baby's breath floral crown for wedding

The fellas will love being let in on the fun too. They will appreciate this subdued, stately flower on their own lapels.  For rustic wedding wrap in twine (below), especially if burlap will be playing a role in your decor.

groomsman with suspenders, bow tie, and baby's breath boutonniere wrapped in twine
 
collection of baby's breath boutonnieres for groomsmen at vintage wedding
wooden ceremony arch with sheer white fabric and cluster of baby's breath

The right flower for an arch is harder than you might think. It needs to be sturdy to hold up under construction and the weather (if outdoors), but it also needs to fill space well in order to avoid steep costs.  You can hang baby's breath in clusters to tie back yards of sheer fabric (above). Or your florist can create a delightfully over-the-top arch over a doorway at your reception (below).

full baby's breath arch over doorway by striped wedding cake
long baby's breath table runner draped across long wooden table and onto floor

Fill long tables with a baby's breath table runner (above)!  Plus, the subtle scent of baby's breath (so subtle that brides argue whether it has a scent at all) won't overpower or interfere with the delicious smell of your dinner.

All baby's breath centerpieces can work with rustic or upscale details. Below (left), this sweet couple carved their initials and a heart into their woodcut vases at their backyard event.  For a more elegant wedding, these thin, tall centerpieces feature hanging votives (below, right).

baby's breath in tree cut container with heart and initials carved in
 
tall and elegant baby's breath centerpiece with mercury glass votives
baby's breath in apothecary jar illuminated by votives wrapped in vintage book pages

For vintage weddings, baby's breath is a total no-brainer. Your centerpieces will be sweet and muted, just like your color palette. Above, this arrangement of baby's breath is contained in a low apothecary jar and surrounded by votives wrapped in old book pages.  So creative!  You can also use baby's breath alongside other flowers (below) and then arrange them together with a lantern and framed table number (love the effect of stenciled burlap here).

simple vintage centerpiece with baby's breath in lace wrapped jar and burlap framed table number

Decorate your welcome table to create an inviting environment for guests to find their escort cards or sign your guest book. Below, this couple arranged mugs spelling out "love" on top of vintage books, merging modern and antique with ease.

black and white mugs holding baby's breath arrangements on top of vintage books
white rosette wedding cake decorated with baby's breath on burlap and lace linens

One of my favorite ways to use baby's breath is in a wreath.  An easy flower to experiment with for new DIYers, you can make yourself a wreath to decorate anything from a church door to the back of the getaway car. Place a pseudo-wreath of baby's breath around the base of your wedding cake plate to dress up your dessert table.

DIY baby's breath wreath for simple wedding decor

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