How to Use Herbs as Wedding Decor

DIY ideas and herb inspiration for your wedding.

We all know that flowers symbolize certain things - roses for love, violets for loyalty and devotion, lilly-of-the-vally for sweetness - but did you know that herbs have meanings too? More than just tasty things to sprinkle into your supper, these lovely plants make gorgeous bouquets, cocktail accents, centerpieces, table numbers, cake decorations and more that can symbolize love and romance just as well as flowers can.

Rosemary (or an herb of your choice) makes an elegant place setting. Rosemary symbolizes love, loyalty and fidelity.
Photo by Wendy Wood.
Add fresh springs of lavender, which symbolizes devotion, to champagne mixed with a bit of lavender simple syrup.
Photo by Wendy Wood.
Mini flower pots, a bit of soil, pre-made signs, a metallic marker and a mix of herbs and flowers are all you need for easy and
inexpensive table numbers. Some of the herbs used are, sage (wisdom, long life), mint (wisdom, virtue),
thyme (bravery, courage, strength), basil (love, good wishes), rosemary (love, loyalty, fidelity) and lavender (devotion).
Photo by Wendy Wood.
Herbs and flowers held together with twine make easy and affordable boutonnieres. Herbs used include,
rosemary (love, loyalty, fidelity), sage (wisdom, long life), oregano (joy) and thyme (bravery, courage, strength).
Photo by Wendy Wood.
Colored jars (or white votives or any small candle holder) decorated with twine, herbs and flowers make a charming glow on the table. Herbs used include, sage (wisdom, long life), lavender (devotion), thyme (bravery, courage, strength) and mint (wisdom, virtue).
Photo by Wendy Wood.
Herbs decorate this simple white cake. Photo by Lavender & Twine. From Style Me Pretty.
Herb centerpiece. From Love 'n Fresh Flowers
Herb favors. Photo by Brandon Chesbro. From 100 Layer Cake
Herb escort cards with rosemary, thyme and lavender. Photo by Chennergy Photography. From The Knot
Rosemary tied with twine into the end of a table runner.
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