The 7 Best Succulents for Wedding Arrangements

Flowers, move over! Succulent wedding bouquets are all the rage right now, and it’s easy to see why. Succulents come in a wide array of colors and textures and make beautiful, unique bouquets. They’re the perfect choice for brides who want something a little different than the standard rose, tulip, and peony arrangement.

Summer is the season for weddings, so we thought we’d share the best succulents for wedding arrangements with you today. If you’re getting married soon and you need some bouquet inspiration, or you just want to admire some beautiful succulent arrangements, then keep on reading!

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7 Succulents for Wedding Arrangements
The 7 Best Succulents for Wedding Arrangements @shindigchic

Echeveria

Echeveria has beautiful rosettes that make them look similar to flowers. They’re one of our favorite succulents for bouquets because they’re super elegant and classy!

Echeveria comes in a wide variety of colors, including blue, pink, purple, black, and green, so they’ll match any color scheme. Some Echeveria even have different shapes and textures, so you can make a bouquet with just this one succulent and still end up with a visually interesting result.

See the wavy succulents in the photo below? Those are ruffled Echeveria! Aren’t they beautiful? We think they kind of look like peonies and add lots of texture to that bouquet.

Echeveria look great on their own and mix well with flowers too, which is why we think they’re the perfect wedding succulent!

Our Pick
Wedideas Succulent Wedding Bouquet
$50.00+

This is a beautiful -almost fresh- Top Quality Silk Lavender Lilac Sprays, Blue undertone Succulents and Blush Peonies Wedding Bouquet, made with the most realistic silk flowers available.

The 7 Best Succulents for Wedding Arrangements
cool- colored Echeveria bouquet @davidorrweddings

Aeonium

We think Aeoniums are the perfect addition to any fall bouquet. Do you see that gorgeous dark maroon/purple succulents in the photo below? Those are Aeoniums! It has a dark, rich color that adds a little extra drama to any fall bouquet.

If that beautiful Bordeaux color won’t mesh with your color scheme, don’t worry! Aeoniums come in other colors that might suit your fancy. One of our favorite Aeoniums is pale yellow with green stripes and pink tips— check them out at the bottom of the bouquet in the photo below! It’s called Sunburst and looks gorgeous with other pastel succulents or flowers!

We also have a guide about the beautiful Aeonium succulent!

 

7 Succulents for Wedding Arrangements
are Aeoniums a fit for you? @succycrazy

Air Plants

OK, so air plants aren’t technically succulents. But they look so good mixed in with succulents and flowers that we had to tell you about them.

Air plants are epiphytes that grow on other plants and trees. They’re native to tropical rainforests and don’t need to be planted in soil to survive— for care questions you can refer to our ultimate guide on how to care for air plants.

Air plants are really hardy and will hold up nicely in any wedding bouquet. They’d also do great as centerpieces for receptions! We’ve all heard horror stories of a bride’s flowers wilting right before her wedding—with air plants, that won’t happen! You can find a great selection of them to choose from. When going with succulents and air plants you can rest easy knowing your wedding decor will look exactly as you planned.

In addition to being hardy, they’re very beautiful! See the palm-looking plants in the bouquets, below? Those are air plants! We think they add an unexpected touch of lush greenery and texture to that otherwise conventional bouquet of flowers. It’s definitely the star of the arrangement!

Air plants play nicely with flowers, but they can also be used by themselves to make a truly special, unique wedding bouquet. That’s why they’re one of our absolute favorite plants for weddings!

Are you loving the idea of having a succulent bouquet? 

 

7 Succulents for Wedding Arrangements
simple and elegant Air Plant arrangements @airplantdesignstudio

Burro’s Tail

Burro’s Tail is such a gorgeous succulent! It’s a trailing plant, so its long stems cascade down whatever pot or planter you put it in. Each stem has lots of pale green, teardrop-shaped leaves. It’s one of the most visually interesting and beautiful succulents out there, so it’ll look amazing hanging down from your bouquet! Check them out in the photo below!

If you’re lucky, your Burro’s Tail might even be in bloom on your wedding day. This succulent doesn’t bloom often, but when it does it sprouts gorgeous pinkish-red blooms that will add some extra prettiness to your arrangement! We think they’d also add a special pop as part of your centerpieces. 

We have a full article about the glorious Burro’s Tail.

Our Pick
Donkey’s Tail Succulent
$15.99

You will receive two healthy cuttings with 4”-6” long.

 

7 Succulents for Wedding Arrangements
add a string of Burro’s Tails to your wedding bouquet @omniasucculents

String of Pearls

String of Pearls is another trailing succulent that looks a lot like Burro’s Tail. It has leaves that are shaped like pearls instead of teardrops, so it looks like a long, beautiful strand of pearls. This plant is elegant and delicate, just like the real pearl necklace you might wear on your wedding day!

Take a look at the arrangement below—doesn’t the String of Pearls look absolutely stunning in that bouquet? The nice thing about them is after the wedding you can have a new hanging plant for your home. You can refer here to our article about the Top 5 Hanging Planters. You can beautifully display your String of Pearls in your home for years to come!

 

cascading String of Pearls @inspiration_floristics

Pachyveria

Pachyveria is another type of succulent that has beautiful rosettes. This plant has plumper leaves than an Echeveria, though, so it gives a slightly different look to bouquets. Small Pachyverias would even look great on your groomsmen.

Pachyveria comes in many colors from pink to blue to green, so you’re sure to find one that matches your color scheme. Our favorite Pachyveria is called Jeweled Crown. It has pale, bluish-green leaves that are tinged with red around the edges. It would look gorgeous in a spring or summer bouquet!

Our Pick
Pachyveria Scheideckeri "Jeweled Crown"
$14.95

Shown and sold from 4-inch pots, shipped bare-root where possible. By PlantsandPaws.

 

7 Succulents for Wedding Arrangements
colorful Pachyveria bouquet @the.dusty.jewel

Haworthia

Haworthias are an unexpected addition to a bridal bouquet, but we think they look great! Just take a look at the Haworthia in the photo below (it’s the pointy, spotted plant in the top- center). We think it really shines in that bouquet! It adds some beautiful texture to the arrangement and makes it more unique overall.

Haworthias come in a lot of different shapes, so if pointy leaves aren’t your thing, you’re sure to find one you love! Some look a lot like Pachyveria and have plump green leaves arranged in a rosette. Others look a lot like Aloes and have triangular leaves. Any Haworthia you choose will add something special to your bouquet, so you really can’t go wrong!

Our Pick
Haworthia Marginata
$32.99

Haworthia Marginata Hybrid. Each of the plant diameter approx. 5cm. Ready for planting (Rooted).

 

7 Succulents for Wedding Arrangements
Haworthia arrangement @cool_clayflowers

There you have it! Those are the best succulents for wedding arrangements according to us here at Succulent City. Which one is your favorite? We’re partial to the Aeonium and Burro’s Tail, but let us know which one you love in the comments section below! And if you’ve had your own succulent bouquet, share your photos with us! Share them in our Facebook group— Succulent City Plant Lounge.

Did this article inspire your inner succulent- fanatic? Check out these additional articles— Summer vs Winter Succulents- What’s the Difference, 8 Blue Succulents You Need in Your Garden, and How to Water Air Plants.

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Happy planting, friends!

 

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