Wiring Succulents For Wedding Bouquets Made Easy

Last Updated on November 17, 2022

Because of their weight, properly wiring succulents is essential when using them in wedding bouquets. It's pretty easy to do, once you know the secret.


Knowing how to wire succulents properly is essential if you are planning to include them in a wedding bouquet or other type of floral arrangement.

If you have never used succulents as cut flowers before, then you’ll want to check out this step by step guide by garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin, the author of “Succulents Simplified.”

It takes you by the hand and shows you a simple technique you can use to wire succulents and prepare them for use.

Even if you’ve never worked with succulents before, this short video will get you up and running quickly. It also addresses some of the questions that you might have about working with succulents.

It’s a video I think you are going to like and be able to put to use, especially if you are the hands-on type. Watch it and see.

I hope this video was helpful. Keep in mind that this method of wiring succulents is not the only way that will work.

If the succulent you are using is heavy and needs more support, you could run a heavier gauge wire up the center of the stem into the head itself about a 1/3 of the way, then cross-wire them and tape them to a wooden pick or hyacinth stake.

Or use an artificial flower stem instead if you want something bendable. Check out this video for more wiring tips.

Where To Buy Succulents For Wedding Bouquets

In the video, succulent plants are used, rather than precut ones. A great selection of different varieties and sizes can be found at Amazon.

If you don’t want to play around in the dirt, you can find cut succulents at Flower Explosion and BloomsbytheBox These are suppliers I know who carry them and that I’ve had experience with.

Whenever I plan to use succulents in multiple wedding bouquets, I buy them precut. I want to make sure the variety and the size are consistent, in order to maintain a consistent look in each bouquet. If that’s not something you’re concerned about, you can buy them assorted as well.

If you only need a few (less than 10) succulents, buy them locally. Almost everyone who sells plants stocks them. I suggest checking with a local florist, garden center, or nursery in your area.

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