Just like the weather, wedding season starts to heat up in mid-to-late June, but high temps and sticky humidity don't have to put a damper on your big day. For the most part, managing high temperatures is a breeze, but when it comes to flowers, you don't have many options short of moving the party inside and cranking up the AC.
While heat resistant flowers do exist, perennial bridal favorites tend not to fall into that category. Peonies, hydrangeas, lilies, and most varieties of roses prefer cooler environments and will often wilt in hot summer temperatures. So what's the solution? Choose blooms that thrive despite the summer sun. Our favorite option just so happens to be one of the most popular in the wedding world right now: succulents!
Yes, those mini cacti do much more than look cute on your reception tables. Add them into your bouquet for a statement-making and heat-loving option, gift potted plants as a favor, or even decorate your invites with an adorable succulent-motif. And for those couples that have the luxury of not needing to worry about the heat, you can use succulents, too! Pairs have come to love these colorful cacti as a fresh touch in their ceremony and reception. And since they're available in various shades of green, red, and purple, you have plenty of options to coordinate with the rest of your décor.
Ready to check out some of our favorite ways to include succulents in your big day? Then click through to see 20 ideas that will have you booking a summer wedding date in no time.
Photo: Add a succulent to each place setting to amp up the style of your reception tables. Paired with understated greenery centerpieces, as seen here created by Floral Earth, the cacti becomes a key part of the décor.
Photo: Paula O'Hara