4 Irresistibly Cute Succulent Wedding Favors

Ah, weddings, the happy sentiments of love blossoming. Families and friends getting together, food, drink, laughter, everything you would need for a happy ever after fairytale ending. You either hate them or love them. Because weddings tend to bring out the good, the bad and sometimes the ugly out of people. We, however, all agree that some of the best memories and experiences happen because of weddings.

Depending on the couple’s budget, wedding favors can go from smartly simple to extravagantly elegant. Wedding planners and event managers have every idea imaginable for what could be a practical and meaningful wedding favor for guests, and to be honest, candles, candy bags, and tea infusers have all been overdone.

When looking for a special token for guests to remember your big day, there is one gift that can ‘grow in love’ and ‘stand the test of time’. Memorabilia that will not only serve as wedding décor and signage (reducing on some costs). But this wedding favor will match any décor or wedding theme. Be it a rustic barnyard cowboy western or winter wonderland princess on the beach! Yes, people, the wedding favor trend that’s hitting like a tornado is succulent wedding favors.

4 Irresistibly Cute Succulent Wedding Favors
Succulents for Weddings @loubeebloomsfloraldesign

Why Gift a Succulent?

Think about it. A little two-inch succulent in an adorable container that matches your wedding colors. But can also be used as place settings with name cards for guests. Not only can your local florists have them ordered and arranged ahead of time. But these little live mementos also are completely durable, do not wilt and require very little care. The variety of shapes, textures and hues succulents offer give you the freedom to match any table setting and you can custom tag them for that extra charm.

The allure of a succulent as wedding favor does not stop there. You have the option of having different bases for the succulents. Choose between glass votives shaped to suit your succulent. Tiny metallic pails painted to your liking, miniature terracotta or ceramic pots for an earthy feel or even rustically wrapped in burlap. The best part about it is they can be replanted in a new home where they can grow and bask in the sunlight on a window sill, a quiet reminder of the big day.

We have picked out a couple of succulents that are sure to tug at your emotions and draw out that “Aaaawwww” cuteness factor score.

1. Aeonium Dodrantale (Rosy Favors)

If you are attracted to roses, you must have a look at the Aeonium dodrantale that is also known as Greenovia dodrantalis. A native to the Canary Islands, this delightful evergreen shows off rounded, bluish-green leaves that are cup-shaped into a tightly packed rosette, branding it the colloquial name Rose Succulent. Closer looks at its thick, waxy leaves are what make the difference between the (rose) flower and the succulent. Growing to 6 cm (2.4 inches) tall, the Aeonium dodrantale makes for special wedding favor, with the happy couple gifting guests with a long-lasting, evergreen rose.

Looking for more ideas on your big day? Check out “Best Succulent Arrangements You Have to See” for more wedding planning ideas.

4 Irresistibly Cute Succulent Wedding Favors
Aeonium Dodrantale @my.gard3n.n00k

2. Echeveria (Color-Coded Favors)

When hoping to make a statement with a color scheme, Echeverias are your go-to succulents to match any background. Ranging from dark shades of blue and violet, mellowing out to tints of pink right through to bright hues of flushed orange and yellow, you will definitely find an Echeveria that sits perfectly in your wedding color spectrum. These succulent plants hail from South and Central America and have been known to adorn the landscapes of Mexico. The most famous of these succulents is the Echeveria Elegans or Mexican Hens and Chicks.

Check out “Did You Know There’s Beautiful Succulent Candles?” for ideas on centerpieces for your wedding tables.

4 Irresistibly Cute Succulent Wedding Favors
Echeveria @papasucculent

3. Crassula Capitella ‘Red Pagoda’ (Fascinating Favors)

Let your party favors make an architectural statement with the Crassula capitella Red Pagoda. As the name suggests, this attention-grabbing succulent is shaped like a pagoda, with fleshy, triangular leaves growing in a spiral fashion. The leaves start off bright green in color, and as they get more sunshine, they are blushed with pink edges. As this evergreen succulent develops, the leaves change color to a sharp red or sometimes orange hue. This South African native is a total beauty to look at and a perfect wedding take-away memorabilia.

Looking for more red in your life? Check out “5 Succulents with Red Flowers” for a list of beautiful succulents with red flowers on top.

4 Irresistibly Cute Succulent Wedding Favors
Red Pagoda @worldofsucculents

4. Gymnocalycium mihanovichii (Prickly Favors)

Nothing says ‘sculptural masterpiece’ more than a cactus. But why stop there? How about a cactus growing on a cactus? That is precisely what the Gymnocalycium mihanovichii or simply known, Moon Cactus is. Mutant cultivars of the Gymnocalycium mihanovichii are grafted on to the Hylocereus cactus, thus producing dark green stems with wildly colored heads. The cultivars mostly lack chlorophyll and this produces the red, orange, yellow or pink heads. As a tiny, no-nonsense plant, this is one succulent we can stare at, all day.

There is a wide range of exceptional succulents that would complement any theme, mood, color or setting as an impressionable gift for wedding guests. Succulents are more price-friendly as compared to ordinary flowers, especially when watching budget costs. Do-it-yourself couples can have fun putting together individual succulents into pots of their choice, while there are garden centers that can organize everything, freeing up valuable time. Succulents are pretty tolerant of most temperatures, and they take away the apprehension of receiving droopy flowers on the big day.

4 Irresistibly Cute Succulent Wedding Favors
Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii @maah___gol

More than that, they live on with your guests, meaning the experiences and memories of the ‘I do’ day get to ‘grow like your love’.  Aaaawww, who wouldn’t want such irresistible cuteness as a takeaway?

Excited to incorporate more succulents at your wedding this year? Be sure to also check out some of our other pieces to improve your wedding by checking out “The 7 Best Succulents for Wedding Arrangements” or even “7 Succulent Bouquets You Wish You Knew About“.

Enjoyed learning about the 4 Irresistibly Cute Wedding Favors? If so, you’ll really enjoy our ebook about “All the Types of Succulents for Indoor & Outdoor“. With this ebook, you’ll find yourself more detailed answers that’ll help your succulent grow even better! With thousands of succulent lovers enjoying our ebooks, you don’t want to miss out on what works the best to grow your succulents.

Happy Planting! 🌵

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