Using Cactus To Channel ‘Greenery’ In Your Wedding Decor


With the rising popularity of succulents in weddings, cacti are having a moment in the spotlight. Unassumingly found in most homes, the low-maintenance desert plant is now a rising star in wedding decor. Spotting a lush green and large fleshy stems, cacti are the unexpected answer to Pantone’s color of the year, Greenery. 

Like flowers, cacti are not limited to bridal bouquets—they come into good use as centerpieces, cake decor, design details and more, but at a decidedly affordable price tag. And with the plant’s merits of being sturdy and easy-to-grow, you can even keep them after the ceremony! Here are 5 ways to decorate with cacti and channel Greenery into your desert-chic wedding.

Featured image via Zita Elze Design Academy

A Bouquet of Cacti

If succulents can make a pretty bouquet, why not cacti? With a wide variety of shapes, sizes and flowers, these prickly plants make for an interesting arrangement. For more contrast, mix them up with leafy succulents for a unique bridal bouquet.

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A Cactus Cake Topper

As more bakers turn to ferns, succulents and eucalyptus for a foliage-themed wedding cake, cacti are coming up as unexpectedly elegant cake toppers. Despite the muted colour palette, the topper's prickly spines make for an interesting detail, while the bulbous size of the centerpiece has definitely caught our attention.

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Table Scape And Centerpiece

In need of table decor? Cacti can be incredibly versatile as centerpieces. For a classy and refined table scape, display them in assorted glass vases or terrariums. And if you desire a hipster touch, opt for a selection of cacti and succulents in concrete pots of different shapes and sizes! 

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Wedding Favours

Let's be honest, most wedding favours find their place in the trash eventually. Instead of a keychain, coaster or mug, why not give out little pots of cacti that your guests can care for (with zero effort) and think fondly of you whenever they see it sitting by their desk? Eco-friendly and long-lasting!

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Cactus Paddle Signboards And Placecards

Who knew cacti could make for such unique signs? Draw and write on cactus paddles for the menu, table number, placecards, labels, and any signboards you may need. We guarentee that it will be pretty hard to miss.


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