Think of using something different for your wedding decoration? Potted plants are the way to go. Why? Because one, they’re pretty and pleasing to the eyes. Two, they’re unique, they exude a hippie vibe and they’re a fun alternative to pricey flowers, don’t you think so? Three, they’re inexpensive and practical – they can be used as your wedding decoration and at the same time they can be used as your giveaways. Or keep them in your future garden yourself. Can you think of anything cooler than that? And finally of course, four, but definitely not the least – potted plants are earth-friendly and an awesome way to love the earth by reducing the carbon footprint on your wedding day. Way cooler.
Here are some wonderful ways to sneak in those pretty greens into your big day so you can have a green and earth-loving wedding that people will be raving about long after they have gobbled down that heavenly slice of your green tea wedding cupcake.
Hang ‘Em Up
Hanging plants are great items to spruce up your wedding venue. They make the room look bigger as they draw the eyes up from the floor to the ceiling. There are a lot of pretty plants that can be grown in the pretty colorful hanging pots. Use the many kinds of houseplants with charming bending leaves – like the ivy or the spider plants or fern. The Boston fern and the bird’s nest fern with its wide beautiful leaves are great choices. Hang them by the altar, or hang them and line them up above the aisle. Hang them by the windows. Or if you’re having an outdoor wedding, hang them by the trees.
Leafy Table Centerpieces
Put your potted plants in fancy containers – like baskets, carved pots, glazed pots, glass jars. Use different kinds of foliage – different colors, different kinds of leaves. Then put them on different heights of pillars or bouquet stands. This will add a touch of interest and warmness in your wedding. To add warmth and color, throw in some simple mums to your plants. Put in some birch branches and twigs to make it look more romantic.
Find cute small pots and put all kinds of cacti or herbs or add some small flowering plants. Put them together in one corner to double as a decoration while waiting to be given away. The cluster of small plants is fun and pretty to look at. To add a festive touch, use pastel-colored glazed pots that match your wedding color scheme. Or if you just want to maintain the rustic feel – just use the regular clay pots.
You can use bonsai trees in different heights and sizes. Everything about the bonsai is beautiful – from the style of the tree to the bonsai pots – its height, its color – the way they are arranged. You can also use potted trees to line the aisle – add ribbons or a string of lights to make it more whimsical and romantic.