The Benefits of Using Succulents in Décor

Discover the positives of starring these desert plants in your summertime nuptials.

The Benefits of Using Succulents in Décor

Floral Design
Photo: Tec Petaja

You don’t need a garden- or desert-themed wedding to incorporate succulents into your décor. These plants have become increasingly popular as ornaments for office desks, windowpanes, and of course, your wedding. Succulents come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some come in floral shapes and mimic other blossoms, whereas others are more slender. The primary hues for these desert plants are green and red, but they come in a variety of colors like plum, mustard, periwinkle, and even pink. Such versatility of the desert bloom allows for a perfect addition to any wedding, but they offer significant benefits for a summertime celebration.

If you’re planning or considering summertime nuptials, you’ve probably already thought about the heat. Weather determines your choice between an indoor and alfresco venue and even affects how your wedding party will feel in their attire. Summertime temperatures might even force you to contemplate alternative options. If one of your concerns regarding the weather includes your floral arrangements, you might want to look into succulents. They can withstand heat for long periods of time and do not require the same amount of water as flowers. You will also not have to worry about them wilting or falling apart throughout the day, given that the leaves are thick and sturdy. As such, this is a wonderful option for an alfresco wedding during this season in particularly hot regions.

Since succulents can endure harsh weather conditions and require little care, they also make the perfect take-home gift for you and your guests. Whether you integrate them into your centerpieces or use them for party favors, guests will be able to keep them throughout the summer and even for the rest of the year. With just a little love, these desert plants can last a long time and be another keepsake from your special day.

With these benefits in mind, succulents make perfect decorations for a warm-weather wedding. If you still want flowers for your celebration but are considering these desert plants, consult with your florist about utilizing both in your décor. For some inspiration on how to incorporate these pretty plants into your special day, take a look at the images below from real weddings. Click each photo to see more from these events!

Bouquet with succulent in with flowers
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; Planning & Design by Birch Design Studio

Succulent boutonniere styles for grooms groomsmen
Photo by Love and Water Photography

Escort cards on bed of moss and green succulents
Photo by Christian Oth Studio

Wood sign with modern calligraphy and succulent centerpiece
Photo by Tec Petaja; Calligraphy by Laura Hooper Calligraphy; Floral Design by Amaryllis, Inc.; Planning & Design by SoCo Events

Succulents in geometric gold clear terrariums
Photo by Karlisch Photography

View more ways to use succulents in your wedding décor here, and learn how to create a floral wow factor for your big day.

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