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15 Succulent Wedding Décor Ideas for a Desert-Chic Vibe

If you prefer natural greenery to colorful flowers, try adding some succulent wedding decor to your big day.

Addison Jones Photography

Flowers are traditional and greenery is so last year — this year, it’s all about the succulent wedding decor. This durable plant is both functional — it won’t wilt as quickly as florals do — and pretty — it infuses different shades of color into your wedding. From cacti to aloe vera, there’re a variety of succulents to choose from that can suit your wedding theme, whether it’s nuptials in the desert or a rustic chic affair in the barn. And there are equally diverse ways to flaunt them — in bouquets, centerpieces, escort displays, or ceremony aisles, to name just a few.

If you’re in need of some sweet inspiration, steal some from these succulent wedding décor ideas.

succulent wedding decor

Bowls of succulents bring texture and a bit of watercolor whimsy to reception tables.

succulent aisle markers

Potted succulents unexpectedly add a tropical vibe as aisle markers.

succulent wedding decor

This rustic meets vintage set-up welcomes guests with quirky touches, from a luggage card holder to miniature succulents.

cactus wedding decor

Cacti are succulents, too! Pair assorted types with blue glassware, bare tables, and pastel linens for succulent wedding décor with a desert feel.

succulent escort cards
Krista Ashley Photography

Adorn each place setting with a succulent for a fun touch. Bonus: they double as favors.

succulent boutonniere

Forget flowers — succulents are the perfect alternative for a groom’s boutonniere.

cactus wedding decor
Vera in August

Sweetheart tables could use succulents, too. When combined with gilded vases and white accents for a glam neutral palette, they take on a chic Palm Springs spin.

succulent wedding cake

Give a traditional white cake some flair with succulent wedding décor — it’s an easy way to create a botanic touch.

succulent centerpiece

A mossy garden of succulents makes a statement centerpiece perfect for a woodland wedding.

succulent escort cards

Upgrade paper escort cards by attaching them to succulents. Not only is it functional, it also doubles as décor.

succulent greenery bouquet
Katie Harmsworth

Greenery and succulents combine for a decadent cascading bouquet.

succulent centerpiece

One of our favorite succulent wedding décor ideas: Place small potted succulents along runners of eucalyptus for an organic minimalist look.

colorful naked wedding cake
Luis Calow

This dessert table is on fire with trends: succulents, gilded accents, and geometric terrariums.

succulent letters wedding table
Jecka & Co. Photography

We’re loving these succulent initials! They immediately personalize a sweetheart table with a punch of woodsy flair.

moss wedding tablescape
Green Antlers Photography

The sea meets the woods in this bohemian centerpiece of driftwood, moss, and succulents. Hanging votives promise to light it up with magic.