10 Ways to Include Succulents in Your Wedding

May 9, 2018

Succulents have been big news in the world of wedding flowers for the last few years and we’re kind of obsessed. These stunning plants come in a rainbow of earth-toned shades to coordinate with any wedding color palette. Their fresh, organic appearance make them the ideal complement to a modern wedding.

To give you some serious succulent inspiration, we’ve rounded up our 10 favorite ways to include this unique plant in your own wedding.

Cake Topper

Adding a variety of succulents to your wedding cake can instantly transform even the most basic cake into an Insta-worthy work of art. Those brides brave enough to DIY their own cake can find succulents to top their creation shipped directly from growers on the West Coast. This naked cake is transformed from plain-Jane to ultra-chic with the addition of succulent cuttings.

succulent wedding cake

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If you’re looking for wedding favors that don’t suck (pun totally intended) look no further than succulents! These unique gifts might just be the one favor guests don’t toss after the big day.

Succulent wedding favors

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Your save the dates and wedding invitations are the first things guests will see. Give them a sneak peek at the epic day you have planned by incorporating succulents in your wedding invitations.

Inspired by the dusty greens of desert succulents, this wedding invitation suite is a modern and elegant choice for announcing your special occasion to friends and family. Featuring bold typography, clean lines, and hand-painted watercolor succulents, this card was designed to dazzle your guests. It’s the perfect compliment to an organic spring or summer wedding filled with lush greenery.

Green succulent wedding save the date Green succulent wedding save the date

Blissful Stationery via Etsy


Go flower-free with an all-succulent bouquet or indulge in the textural combination of succulents and blooms. Either way, your bouquet is likely to steal the show. Succulents make the perfect addition to summer weddings —you’ll never have to worry about them wilting at your outdoor wedding!

succulent peach pink wedding bouquet

Glamour and Grace

Flower Crown

Flower crowns are all the rage and with good reason. Nothing says boho-chic like a crown of earthy succulents. Relaxed and organic, a succulent flower crown will bring a touch of fresh and natural beauty to your wedding day look.

succulent flower crown wedding

Colonial House of Flowers

Ceremony Backdrop

Succulents make for a jaw-dropping backdrop for your vows. With their subtle colors and variety of textures, they’re a photographers dream. Clara, who’s amazing DIY ceremony backdrop is featured below, grew all the succulents herself (!!!) over their year-long engagement. She says: “We were able to attach them to a grid as a backdrop, and even give some out as favors… After the wedding, we were able to replant everything!”

succulent wedding backdrop

Green Wedding Shoes

Initial Decor

Incorporating initials into your wedding day decor is nothing new but adding succulents makes for a unique and memorable addition. These succulent-filled initials are a one-of-a-kind way to celebrate your new name and something you can enjoy long after you say “I do.”

succulent wedding initials wedding decor


Aisle Decor

Lining the aisle with succulents will make your grand entrance an unforgettable moment. The outdoor aisle at this rustic, ranch wedding was lined with succulents that matched the weddings green color palette.




Succulents make for fantastic reception centerpieces because they won’t wither in the hot sun during summer weddings. Incorporating them into your wedding centerpieces is easy because they suit just about any theme from Palm Springs desert chic to laid-back beachy vibes.

marsala rustic succulent wedding centerpiece


Welcome Bag

Your wedding weekend stars long before you make that blissful walk down the aisle. From the second your guests check into their hotels, you have the chance to set the tone for the type of celebration you want, starting with the wedding welcome bags. Add a touch of natural beauty and incorporate some seriously sweet succulents with these adorable welcome bags.

becollective via Etsy


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