I'm getting married next May and for my flowers, I really just want baby's breath everywhere. I got a quote from a local florist and it seems quite high for only asking for baby's breath (close to $1000). Since baby's breath doesn't appear to need a lot of arranging, I'm wondering if this is something that I can just do myself.
Here is where the baby's breath would be needed:
3 bridesmaid's bouquets
3 groomsmen boutonnieres (essentially just a tiny, delicate sprig for each)
10-12 galvanized buckets with baby's breath for ceremony aisle
10-12 table centerpieces
very small either wooden boxes or glass vases for place card holders for ~100 guests (to go on the tables)
a ring of baby's breath around my cake
On Costco's website, you can buy 100 stems of baby's breath for $89.99. My questions are:
-is it realistic to arrange the above mentioned items myself? Or, will they not look nice?
-if I can do everything myself, will 100 stems be enough? Or should I order more?
-If I order the baby's breath from Costco, when should I have it delivered? the week of the wedding? 2 days before? the night before? I'll need enough time to arrange everything but still want the flowers alive and fresh looking
-can you arrange the flowers ahead of time and refrigerate? if so, for how long? do they then look droopy if you take them out? the ceremony will be at a park near the beach, will the direct sunlight make them droopy?
-should I arrange them and place them in water?
-some people have mentioned that baby's breath do not smell the best…any suggestions on this?
-If it's not feasible to do this work myself, what would be a reasonable cost for a florist?
I'm sorry for so many questions. Thank you for taking the time to answer!