10 Ways to Use Babys Breath in Your Wedding, Baby Shower, Events, and more!

We heard people predicting that baby’s breath (gypsophila) arrangements were going to get old fast. While some of you may agree, we certainly do not! There is a rustic wedding stigma that is put on the baby’s breath. But this budget-friendly filler is a wedding rock star and one of our all-time faves! We’re sure you’ve come across a baby’s breath bouquet, boutonniere, or flower crown somewhere in your Pinterest journeys. So it’s time for you to see how our money-saving friend can be transformed into all different kinds of floral masterpieces.  Check out some of these fun ways to use baby’s breath below!

1. Baby’s breath garland
How pretty are these? We would put garlands around everything if we could. Put garland on or around anything, and your decorations will be taken to the next level. The baby’s breath garland can add that romantic touch to a welcome board (like below), or the back of some chairs, around a table, etc.

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Photos by Larissa Cleveland Photography seen on Style Me Pretty

2. Baby’s breath pomander
Pomanders are always a fun way to add some shape to any decor. And baby’s breath pomanders always add a great blend of shape and texture. They are perfect for hanging, or you can put them on candlestick holders, and they add a special cuteness to the already adorable flower girl.

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Photo (left) by Pat Furey Photography seen on Wedding Chicks, photo (right) by Melissa Schollaert seen on Southern Weddings

3. Baby’s breath for your hair
Can you see how the tiniest pieces of baby’s breath can add that rustic or elegant touch you need? These little sprigs, in a braid or an up-do, are easier and more subtle alternatives for a flower crown.

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Photo (left) by Parker Young seen on Ruffled, photo (right) by Tamika Lee Photography seen on Style Me Pretty

4. Baby’s breath monogram
Monograms are perfect decorations for all occasions- birthdays, baby showers, graduations, weddings; you name it! Put them on the back of a chair, hang them on the door, stand them on a table, you really can never go wrong with a monogram.

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Tutorial from Hey Look featured on Ruffled

5. Baby’s breath wreath
These beauties can hang on your door all year. A baby’s breath wreath can be made festive for every holiday or event, add ribbon!

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Photo (left) by Meg Perotti seen on Style Me Pretty and tutorial (right) from Two Delighted

6. Baby’s breath on a cake
Sometimes it’s hard to understand why you would decorate a cake with something you can’t eat. But these cakes might help us understand. Their little springs and large rings of baby’s breath are a delicate addition to a delicious dessert.

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Photo (left) by Chudleigh Weddings on Brides, photo (right) by Braedon Flynn on Ruffled

7. Mugs of baby’s breath
You have now been introduced to the easiest, cheapest, and cutest little floral arrangement accents. And it’s a total win-win because you can keep the pretty mugs and use them after the event! Or put something similar on a mantle at home and leave it up all year.

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Photo by Bethany Small Photography on Wedding Chicks

8. Boxes of baby’s breath
The contrast of the white baby’s breath on wood is such a beautiful pair. Boxes, big or small, of baby’s breath, can be used for holding name cards, table numbers, aligning an aisle, or just sitting around and looking pretty.

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Photo (left) by  Kelsey Kradel Photography on Style Me Pretty, photo (right) by  Style.Art.Life on Style Me Pretty

9. Buckets of baby’s breath
Aluminum or tin buckets filled with baby’s breath are great for rustic or farm weddings, especially when they are outside. But they also look beautiful lining an aisle indoors.

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Photo (left) by Kelsey DeWitt Photography on Style Me Pretty, photo (right) by  Jake & Necia Photography on Style Me Pretty

10. Barrels of baby’s breath
Yup, barrels too. The barrel baby’s breath arrangement is a larger combination of the bucket and the box. They make a beautiful start to any aisle, as seen below.

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 Boxes and buckets and barrels, oh my! Talk about versatile. There are so many ways to use baby’s breath. This filler can be put just about anywhere at any time. In case you wanted a better idea of how much baby’s breath comes in a bunch, here is some more information to help you out. Questions about how to make some of these arrangements? Let us know!

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