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. Have a look below at our chosen succulent wedding favors.

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.

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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“.

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7 Succulent Bouquets You Wish You Knew About|Succulent City

When you think of wedding bouquets, the thought of bright, colorful, and lush flowers immediately pops into your mind, not succulents. Succulents are known to be plants that grow low to the ground, in harsh conditions. They flower, some once a year, others a little more. However, creating wedding bouquets out of succulent flowers has never been an objective for succulent growers.

Now, boho-chic enthusiasts and modern events organizers are using succulents to create stunning bouquets. They make great table toppers and look stunning in the arms of a blushing bride. These use more than flowers; the delicately arranged leaves of the succulent are the key appeal. Here are 7 succulent bouquets you wish you knew about!

7 Succulent Bouquets You Wish You Knew About
Succulent bouquets for weddings @goddessprovisions

The Echeveria Violet Queen and Lily wedding Bouquet

With the classic rosette shape that Echeveria is appreciated for, these succulents feature lots of leaves and a beautiful shape. Take three to four rosettes, each around 2.5 inches wide. Create a bouquet with Calla Lilies and Baby’s Breath. Calla Lilies are available in a wide range of colors including white, yellow, pink, blue, red and more that you can choose from.

7 Succulent Bouquets You Wish You Knew About
The Echeveria Violet Queen @sirenofsucculents

The All Greenovia wedding Bouquet

Greenovias have the benefit of looking like tightly packed budding roses all year round. These are rare and exotic succulents. You will find them in various colors, so you could create a bouquet that is all Greenovia. The Greenovia Aurea succulent plant can be found in green and purple. Greenovia Dodentralis is available in jade, and the mountain rose variety has a delicate pink tinge to it. Perfect for a multicolor bouquet.

7 Succulent Bouquets You Wish You Knew About
Greenovia @patchisangma

All Succulents Bouquet

For a unique, one of a kind wedding bouquet, you can put together a range of different plants. Create a wedding bouquet that includes various types of Echeverias, with at least four being used. Crassula Ovata, the Jade Plant, can add some height, as well as some color.  Sedums add character to the creation.

Finally, Senecio Rowleyanus are hanging succulents which make this bouquet stunning to view from all directions. This collection of succulents would be ideal to use for a wedding bouquet.

7 Succulent Bouquets You Wish You Knew About
Senecio rowleyanus “String of Pearls” @instacacti

The Cactus Wedding Bouquet

Though Cacti may not seem like an ideal bouquet choice, they can create a fabulous aesthetic. Not to worry, with the proper arrangement you will not prick your fingers. Start with a Moon Cactus as there is a range of colors to choose from. To these, you can also add some Hatiora Salicornioides. When they are in flower, they also add in a burst of color. To add some more character, Blue Thistle is a stunning flower that embodies the elements of a cactus.

Looking for a creative DIY project? You’ll love our guide on How to Make a Succulent Corsage!

7 Succulent Bouquets You Wish You Knew About
Moon cactus @iris.gardens

Bright and Happy Bouquets

A succulent bouquet can brighten up any day. For one that is light and bright, combine succulents with flowers that are linked to joy. One excellent option is putting together some Sempervivums and accentuating their features with daisies or small sunflowers. White Daisies are an excellent option, and if you prefer, they are available in many other colors as well.

7 Succulent Bouquets You Wish You Knew About
Sempervivums @cloudysucculents

A Touch of Unusual

For a real conversation starter, a succulent bouquet that is a little unusual is ideal. Instead of using the rosette-shaped succulents that do so well in these bouquets, zebra plants can take center stage. These add an element of height and can serve as an excellent backdrop for the back of the bouquet. The front can feature some shorter succulents or a collection of brightly colored seasonal flowers.

Check out our list of the 7 Best Succulents for Wedding Arrangements, here!

7 Succulent Bouquets You Wish You Knew About
Haworthia Fasciata @plantyourdreams_garden

The Single Succulent

For a romantic and memorable bouquet, you can make a succulent the focal point of all the flowers. This allows for a personalized creation, that can combine one’s favorite flowers, with their favorite succulent.

Echeveria is ideal for use in a single bouquet as they can grow up to four inches in width. Surrounding flowers should ideally all be one color so that the succulent can really pop. Peonies and roses are exquisite flowers to have in a single succulent bouquet.

Uh oh… Do your succulents look like they’re on the road to death? Hurry and check out our 5 Tips on Saving Dying Succulents now!

7 Succulent Bouquets You Wish You Knew About
Echeveria Blue Bird @succulustbalcony

Reasons why Succulent Bouquets are Becoming More Popular

Brilliant Contrasts of Textures, Colors, and Structure.

With succulents, what traditionally would have been a beautiful bouquet, can turn into a sculptural masterpiece. The key is to make use of different shapes and sizes for a unique result.

Succulents Can Be Reused or Replanted for Lasting Memories.

Propagating succulents is the easiest way to grow them, and all you need is a single leaf. To remember a special day, one can pick at their bouquet and create a whole garden.

Succulents are Cost-Effective.

Unlike exotic flowers, common succulents are inexpensive. A brilliant bouquet could cost you around $50 only.

Succulents are Long-Lasting.

A succulent bouquet will last the entire day without wilting or drying out.

Final Tip:

Succulents do not have long stems, so a fake stem is a solution. This can easily be achieved with some floral wire and floral tape. The amount that you use will depend on the weight of the succulent. Rule of thumb, the larger the succulent, the more tape and wire you will need.

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Succulent Bouquet @inspiration_floristics

If you are looking to purchase a ready-made succulent bouquet, you will find that they have different names. The names they are given will differ based on the seller. So, you have two options. Either you identify the plants you want in your bouquet and create it yourself. Or, you give the florist a general theme for your succulent bouquet. Whichever path you choose, you will find a stunning bouquet to enjoy!

We were so excited to learn about succulent bouquets, and are even more excited to see what creations you design! Be sure to tag us on Instagram or share your photos in our exclusive Facebook Group.

For more inspiring DIY projects, check out How to Crochet a String of Pearls, Best Succulents for Your Fairy Garden, 12 Gorgeous Succulent and Cactus Tattoo Ideas, or 5 Succulents You Can Grow in a Coffee Mug!

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Happy planting! 🌿

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 have 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 come in a wide variety of colors, including blue, pink, purple, black and green, so they’ll match any color scheme. Find them on Amazon, here. 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!

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

Aeonium

We think Aeoniums are the perfect addition to any fall bouquet. You see that gorgeous dark maroon/purple succulents in the photo below? Those are Aeoniums— get your own here, from Amazon! 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 in the bottom of the bouquet in the photo below! It’s called Sunburst and looks gorgeous with other pastel succulents or flowers!

Read on, here, and learn more 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— buy your own here for your home!!

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— check out our ultimate guide on how to care for air plants, here. Isn’t that amazing?

Air plants are really hardy and will hold up nicely in any wedding bouquet. They’d also do great as center pieces for receptions! Put them in beautiful terrariums, like this one. We’ve all heard horror stories of a bride’s flowers wilting right before her wedding—with air plants, that won’t happen!

In addition to being hardy, they’re pretty beautiful too! See the palm-looking plants in the bouquets, below? Those are air plants! We think they adds 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 just loving the idea of having a succulent bouquet? We found this faux bouquet of succulents! It’ll give you an inexpensive way to test out which varieties will make the cut of your final bouquet.

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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 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 center pieces. Buy them when they’re small, like these, and add them to a glass terrarium, like this one!

Learn more about the glorious Burro’s Tail in our article here!

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 as your something old or borrowed!

Take a look at the arrangement below—doesn’t the String of Pearls look absolutely stunning in that bouquet?

Take a look at our Top 5 Hanging Planters that you can beautifully display your String of Pearls in, in your home!

And aside from a bouquet, they’d look beautiful as decor for your reception. Check out these cascading faux String of Pearls. Drape them over wherever you see as best fit!

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. Test them out with these faux Pachyverias.

Pachyveria come in 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!

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. Try out your own from Amazon, here.

Haworthias come in a lot of different shapes, though, so if pointy leaves aren’t your thing, you’re sure to find one you love! Check out our article about the Zebra Plant, a variation of the Haworthia. 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!

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 succulents 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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