Wedding Trend Alert: Say “Aloe” to Succulents
Succulents are simply perfect for a wedding. Not only do they symbolise enduring and timeless love, but they are available all year round and don’t need the extra care and attention that more tender wedding flowers do. There are so many varieties of succulents in green, red, and purple shades, so you’ll be able to perfectly coordinate them into the rest of your wedding decor. So, say “aloe” to our succulent wedding ideas…
We’ve hand-selected some gorgeous ideas from Guides for Brides wedding suppliers below. This article also includes links to some third-party sites to make it easier for you to shop for your wedding. Purchases made on these sites may earn us a commission which helps us to continue to offer our wedding planning services free of charge to the user.
Succulent Wedding Stationery
Your wedding stationery will give your wedding guests the first glimpse into what your wedding day will look and feel like. So, if you’re planning a succulent-themed day, then why not choose a gorgeous succulent design for your wedding invitations, table plan, place cards and more? We absolutely love this design by On Cloud Nine Stationery! They offer a range of stunning pre-made designs which you can personalise to make your own, as well as a bespoke design service to create something completely bespoke for you!
Succulent Wedding Cake
Another stunning way to incorporate succulents in your wedding day is to use them to decorate your wedding cake. They perfectly complement a simple white frosting or naked cake, and so many other styles too! This gorgeous tropical succulent wedding cake by At Your Wish Cakes is simply divine! Speak to your wedding cake designer to find ways you could include them, whether it be fresh succulents on top and around your wedding cake, or hand-painted succulent illustrations to decorate.
Succulent Bridal Accessories
If you’ve already found THE dress, you’ll be looking for the perfect accessories to complete your bridal look. This gorgeous faux succulent and lavender bridal hair accessory from Etsy is a gorgeous choice! With a hair comb fitting, it’s easy to pop into your hair and would suit so many different bridal hairstyles! It’s simple, elegant, and will perfectly tie in to the succulent theme, without going overboard.
Succulent Wedding Bouquet
One of the stand-out features of a wedding is the bride’s bouquet and many (including the Duchess of Cambridge) choose to include flowers that have special meanings. As succulents represent a hardy and ever-lasting love, they are perfect for a wedding. So, why not make them a part of your wedding bouquet? This gorgeous arrangement of peonies, succulents and eucalyptus by Fabulous Flowers is a beautiful example. Succulents can also be used year-round, so no matter what season your wedding is planned for, they’re a brilliant choice.
Succulent Wedding Buttonholes
Of course, if you’re having a succulent wedding bouquet then you’ll need some buttonholes to match! These stunning, centrepiece succulent buttonholes by Sue Arran Flowers are so simple and yet so elegant. The groomsmen will absolutely love them, and you won’t have to worry about them wilting in the heat of the day or losing petals, like other flowers might – they’ll be picture perfect all day long!
Succulent Wedding Gifts
Want to send your bridesmaids a gorgeous ‘will you be my bridesmaid’ or your bridal party a ‘thank you’ gift? Ribbon and Bow let you create incredible, customisable gift boxes, choosing from hundreds of amazing items, including baby succulent plants! Your bridal party will be over the moon to receive a hand-selected box put together especially for them.
Another amazing wedding gift idea are these stunning personalised, succulent-themed chocolate bars from Etsy! They are the perfect gift for all members of your bridal party, young and old. Everyone loves chocolate, right? Especially when it’s got your name on it!
Succulent Wedding Favours
Looking for wedding favours that your guests will actually want? A small succulent plant to take home is the perfect option and relatively cheap too! You can even print out some cute labels to tie round each pot such as “our day would have succ-ed without you”, or simply “let love grow”. Your guests will think of the amazing day they had at your wedding every time they look at the cute little plant!
Including Succulents in Your Wedding Gift List
If you really love succulents, then why not add them as part of your wedding gift list? Prezola offer an incredible Terrarium Workshop that you can add to your wedding gift list. Run by London Terrariums, they’ll teach you how a terrarium works, how to look after them and then you can build your own to take home and watch grow! It’s also the perfect opportunity to use your wedding gift list to be more eco-friendly and help save the planet.
Succulent Wedding Decor
What better décor for your wedding (and engagement party too!) than these incredible LED faux succulent letters from Etsy? Pair yours and your partner’s initials together and place them on your present table, at the entrance of your venue, or wherever you like! These stunning faux succulent letters look so real but will last forever, so you’ll have the perfect keepsake to display in your home after your wedding day.
Succulents can make the most incredible table centrepieces for your wedding day. Why not create some planters to go in the centre of your table? Choose rectangle planters for long trestle tables and round ones for circular tables. The great thing about having succulent table centrepieces is that you can use them after your wedding day, whether you want to display them in your home or give them as gifts!
No matter what season your wedding is in, succulents are perfect for so many aspects of your wedding day. The possibilities are simply endless, so why not take to Pinterest for some extra inspiration? Of course, don’t forget to follow us!
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