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Vintage Succulent Wedding Favors


Succulent wedding favors were a feature in our vintage style wedding. This is one of the most important “personal touches” that you can put into your wedding decor, and every guest will love them.

Thanks to a venue cancellation we jumped at the chance to book a gorgeous mansion leaving me only 3 months to plan. The entire event was decorated virtually by me since it was 200 miles away.

The 3 month planning window and decorating that morning was a bit stressful, but it all worked out!

Succulent Wedding Party Favors

The Succulent Source on Etsy was my go-to. I did I order miniature galvanized tin pails from  – quantity of 60 for our small affair.

Succulent Wedding Favor in Galvanized Bucket
Snazzy Little Things Wedding Succulent Party Favors

Labels on your galvanized buckets are totally optional but it was fun looking around to see what I could affix to the front of each bucket. I found a printable that complemented the style of my invitations. In my case, Paper & Dime (on Etsy) offers this download for only $2.95.


I realized the labels were too big as-is, so I reduce them on my printer to 50% of the original size, then they fit perfectly on my pails.  Perfect for Mod Podging onto the pails.

I made a few prototypes prior to the wedding using plants from Lowe’s. I was trying to decide if any additional embellishments were needed. Here is what I came up with – you can choose what works for you.

Applying thank you labels to the planters with Mod Podge for succulent party favors

In case you’re wondering on the exact names of the succulents I used…here you go.


Be sure to click around for vintage style wedding and party planning ideas, this 3 month planning window made me wish I could have done a few things differently, but overall I learned that “less is more” and it’s better to under decorate than overdo it!

Best of luck as you plan our own wedding!

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  1. What a cute idea for favors! I love succulents.

    Now breathe!

    Oh, and while I think the bows are cute (like the jute best), I say save yourself a step and skip the bows. Think of all the time it will save you!

    Congrats and try to stay sane!

    1. Thank you! I struggle telling myself to gear it down and make things simple…so maybe I need to intervention myself. You’re right…they’re just as pretty without. I hope to see you at Haven! This is my first time attending!

  2. They are adorable favors! I think no bow is best or jute if you really want to use one.

  3. can I just say love your blog , I am here in the U.k ,As a mature student who has just gradated(yippee) from university in creative design, I love all things retro and of course re- cycling .

    ,my daughter is also getting married this year in October . moneys is tight so your ideas are fab


    1. Kaz, congratulations on your graduation (yipee is right!) and your daughter’s upcoming wedding. Well, I am a “mature” bride, so perhaps some of my money saving ideas will fit well with yours :). Please stay in touch, love to have you following along (and maybe you’ll start your own blog with your talents, too!)

  4. Great idea for a party favor! I like the sheer cream ribbon the best. Actually, I like it without anything best, but it’s a wedding and weddings need ribbons and festivity!

  5. These are adorable. My daughter is getting married next March and plans to use succulents. This is a great idea for the guests. Pinned it for sure.