Succulents Are the New Floral Trend Your Wedding Needs

Virtually every wedding incorporates florals into its design and decor scheme in some manner; from centerpieces and lapels to bridal bouquets and bridesmaid crowns, flowers play a large, often significant role in one's wedding. 

But there's a new trend sure to take the wedding world by storm and it may just be the perfect touch to your wedding. 

We're talking succulents. Yes, that's right: succulents.

Typically known as "desert" plants, succulents are plants such as cacti, aloe vera, panda plants and others, known for retaining water and existing in arid climates. They are often chosen as household plants or planted in gardens due to the fact that they are extremely easy to care for and usually require little maintenance. They are, however, growing more popular as decor and feature pieces for events such as weddings. 

If you're interested in incorporating succulents into your wedding design and decor, or would like to feature succulents as part of your own wedding attire and accessories, we've put together a list of unique ways you can use these plants for your big day! 

Crowns and Hair Pieces

Whether you DIY your own crown, work with a florist to help you create one, or design a hair piece, succulents can offer an earthy, rustic touch to hair accessories which brides and their wedding party may plan on wearing on the big day. Blogs like Brit+Co share simple DIY crowns you can make for yourself and your bridesmaids, perfect for your wedding day or reception! 

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Courtesy of Brit+Co

Lapels/Boutonnieres

If your groom and his wedding party are looking for a unique spin on the typical lapel pin, a succulent boutonniere could just be the perfect alternative. Your florist can work with you to design succulent boutonnieres for your groom-to-be, or you can purchase them pre-made from marketplaces like Etsy. 

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Courtesy of Eucca

Wedding Jewelry 

Looking for non-traditional wedding jewelry to compliment both your dress as well as your design decor? Try succulent jewelry, which can lend natural vibes to your wedding outfit and even coincide with the rest of your wedding's floral scheme! Shops like Passion Flower Made can create stunning pieces perfect for any bride. Having a garden-themed wedding? Well, succulent jewelry will surely impress!

Wedding Favors and Table Decor

If the more traditional wedding favors aren't up your alley, try gifting succulents to your guests, instead. There are numerous ways to design succulent favors for your wedding, but a quick search through Pinterest will provide you with enough inspo to DIY your own or discuss a design scheme with your florist. You can also use the favors as wedding decor or create DIY table pieces yourself to save on costs and rescue your wedding budget!

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Courtesy of Pinterest

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Courtesy of Pinterest

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Cake Toppers and Decor

Succulents are undoubtedly one of 2017's biggest wedding decor trends, but you can do more with this arid plants than just accessories or wedding favors. You can, in fact, use succulents as part of your wedding cake design! Whether you purchase a pre-made cake topper or ask your florist to provide a succulent design which your cake maker can incorporate into their own, succulents can add the perfect hint of whimsy to your cake. They can also add a pop of color to more minimalist cake designs. 

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