I can’t believe it’s already been a little over a month since I became a married lady! Time is seriously flying as we try to come down from all of the excitement and get the house in order after the celebration. Procrastinating for a couple of months and then rushing to throw everything together in about two months is definitely not something I would wish upon anyone. Shockingly, everything came together really well. Thanks to some amazing friends and family we were able to throw a budget friendly wedding that people genuinely enjoyed.
For our wedding we were on a pretty tight budget. Between major expenses like venue, food, drinks, etc. there was not a lot left to spend on floral arrangements. For roughly $200.00 I was able to find floral on a budget through Sam’s Club, Amazon, and Fifty Flowers. While the main floral for the event was a mix of white hydrangeas, coral roses, and silver dollar eucalyptus – I knew my wedding would never be complete without some uniquely planted succulents that were sprinkled throughout the venue.
If you know me, you likely know my affinity for succulents, so it just made sense that I would include them in my wedding decor. Of course, I wanted to not only create something unique for the event, but something I could enjoy around the house and office for months to come. Luckily, I already had this collection of found vintage planters around the house, so putting together these simple succulent gardens and arrangements were a breeze.
If you’re interested in re-creating this budget-friendly centerpiece for your next event, all you have to do is follow these 4 simple steps.
Step 1- Gather
Collect the materials you would love included in your succulent centerpiece. This should be a variety of succulents, cacti, rocks, dirt, and your favorite planter.
Step 2- Arrange
This is the part where you get to strategize where all of your little lovelies will be placed. Keep in mind the various heights to create a cascading effect.
Step 3- Plant
CAREFULLY start to plant your cacti and succulents. You should probably wear gloves for this part to make sure your fingers aren’t harmed in the process. As you can see this is a fun project for the whole family. Even Bird, the dog, popped over to help us out!
Step 4- Decorate
Gather rocks, crystals, or anything else you would like included in your succulent centerpiece and have fun decorating!
And just like that, you’ve got yourself an adorable succulent centerpiece! Thinking about including something similar for your next event? Share with us, we love to see your creations!