As utterly pretty as cut flowers are, they can often be cost-prohibitive and certainly don't last as long as we'd like them to. Enter the succulent: These plants are inexpensive, long-lasting, and uniquely modern - and are an easy way to DIY your own centerpieces and favors!
Succulents come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are readily available at most garden centers. Once you have determined the number of succulents you will need to create a centerpiece for your table, choose identical or complimentary containers for the plants. We planted ours in gray-brown clay pots that looked great with the color of the Sempervivum (also known as "Hen and Chicks") succulents we chose to use.
The earthy colors of the plants and containers called for a neutral base of white and off-white table linens; simple, un-fussy white plates; and just a dash of pattern on the napkins. The browns, greens, and maroons are beautifully subdued and yet sophisticated enough to stand on their own; no extra flash necessary!