15 Charming Ways to Use Succulents in Your Wedding

The trendy, sustainable plants can be featured in a variety of ways.

If you have looked at wedding photos or browsed through Pinterest in the last couple of years, then you know that succulents are having a huge moment as one of the hottest plants for décor. Their popularity can be attributed to several different factors: For one, succulents are generally much sturdier than the average blossom, so there is no fear of them wilting throughout the day. Secondly, they are eco-friendly and sustainable, as succulents are easy to replant and do not require much water. Finally, there’s the simple fact that they look great!

Succulents can be used in just about every aspect of a wedding – the only real limit is your imagination. While bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces may be the most common ways to incorporate the desert plants into your day, we have seen couples use them for escort cards, favors, and even on the wedding cake! The larger plants are also a great place for your ring shots.

Below are some of our favorite examples of succulent décor from real weddings. Be sure to click on your favorites to see further inspiration from each celebration.

wedding succulents boutonnieres
Photo by Love and Water Photography

succulent wedding centerpieces glass trough
Photo by Braedon Photography; Consulting/Design by Kristin Banta Events

wedding ring photo in succulant
Photo by EDLT Photo

succulent flower wall installation at wedding
Photo by Shaun Menary

succulent bridal bouquet
Photo by Vue Photography

succulents displayed with escort cards at wedding
Photo by Christian Oth Studio

rustic succulent centerpieces for wedding reception
Photo by Judith Rae

wedding cake with fresh succulent details
Photo by Regina Hyman Photography

succulent boutonnieres for groom and groomsmen at wedding
Photo by Kris Kan

engagement ring, wedding ring photo in succulent plantPhoto by Shaun Menary

succulent plant marks wedding table number
Photo by Christian Oth Studio

succulents bridesmaid bouquet
Photo by 
Mi Belle Photographers

succulent escort cards, succulent wedding favors
Photo by Kris Kan

succulent stand for wedding cake
Photo by Carter Rose for F8 Studio; Consulting by DFW Events

succulent wedding centerpiece
Photo by 
Steve Steinhardt; Calligraphy by Laura Hooper Calligraphy

See more floral design ideas here, and browse our photo galleries to see the ceremony and reception décor, bouquets, and boutonnieres chosen by real brides and grooms!

Authored by: Emily Lasnier