Succulents are an excellent choice for weddings since they pair well with basically any flower and will last long after the wedding! They are also super sustainable choices – they require little water to grow, and can actually be replanted after your celebration to grow a succulent plant of your own – by simply placing them onto some soil!
Wedding Succulent Care + Tips:
In addition to be extremely durable, hardy wedding flower choices, they are also multi-functional. They can be used as take-home decor, worn by groomsmen, carried by brides, and then gifted to guests after.
There so many different varieties of wedding succulents available, in countless shades – from mints to purples to coral, or even deep red and chocolate-colored!
Not sure how to incorporate these pretty plants into your wedding day or how to care for them? We asked bulk online wedding flower specialists, and sponsor, Blooms by the box, to share some wedding succulent tips on how to work with these beauties!
Wedding Succulent Care
- Spritz succulent that are out of soil with a light mist, daily. Because they are a part of the Cactus family, succulents don’t require much water. However, if you’re succulents are out of soil, they’ll need a little water to stay fresh. Try misting them with a spray bottle once a day to keep them looking their best for the wedding.
- Keep them out of direct daylight when out of soil. Succulents typically do well in light, but you’ll want to keep them out of direct sunlight while they’re out of their pot.
How to use wedding succulents
- Succulent Boutonnieres: Our favorite way to incorporate succulents into weddings are as boutonnieres! They look great wrapped in ribbon and pinned to a lapel! To use a succulent in a bouquet or boutonniere, you’ll need to wire it. You can do this by plucking off a few petals from the base of the succulent to reveal a stump. Poke the wire through this stump and twist the wire down to create a stem. (Check out this burgundy, blush + gold wedding with cute succulent bout and loads of succulent details)
- Succulent Wedding Bouquets: Adding succulents to your bouquet adds a unique color and texture to any combination of flowers. Try pairing with pastel florals for a dusty, muted look or fresh whites and greens for a natural look.
- Succulent Wedding Decor: Succulents can be used as reception centerpieces, but why stop there? Check out how this Arizona-based couple used mint wedding succulents in lush arrangements adorned on each side of their wedding arbor drapery (and in their bouquets, too!)
- Succulent Wedding Cake Toppers: Add echeveria succulents to your cake and cake table as beautiful focal points. (This greenery and succulent mint colored wedding has a cake table with strings of pearl succulents, echeveria, succulent bride and bridesmaid bouquets and succulent decor!)
- Succulent Wedding Favors: These plants make excellent favors! You can give them out in commemorative containers with your wedding date and your guests will get to keep them for years!
Wedding Succulent Propagation: The best part about succulents is you can reuse them after the wedding if you propagate them properly! Pluck a couple of petals from your succulent, place them on some soil (out of direct sunlight) and spritz them with water daily. After a few weeks you’ll start to see roots forming. Pot them in soil and watch them grow!
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