Decorating with Herbs

Herb Wedding Decor

They aren’t just for eating; herbs can be a great addition to your wedding day as well. Besides being a beautiful addition to your decor, they will make your space smell delicious, can serve two purposes (see below on favors!), and best of all they are very inexpensive.

Keep reading to see all of the ways you can incorporate herbs into your wedding day.

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1. Floral crowns are THE accessory right now. Try adding a new twist on yours and add in some lavender, sage or rosemary. (image by Mirrorbox Photography via Love My Dress)

2. Make your own infused olive oil favors. I love this idea for the “foodie” couple, and bonus points if you can snip the herbs from your own garden! There are plenty of tutorials around the web to infuse oils and lots of other things. It is usually just as simple as letting the 2 sit together for a few days. After infusing, all you need is a pretty DIY tag and inexpensive bottles. You can find lots of choices for bottles here. (image via Celebrate Mag)

3. Send your bridesmaids down the aisle with a fragrant bouquet of herbs and a few blooms. This mix is a perfect example of how easy it would be to make a bouquet like this yourself. Cinch together 2 bunches of herbs with 2 of your favorite flowers and tie with a satin ribbon. (image by Jemma Keech)

Herb Wedding Decor

4. Add interest to an otherwise plain escort card by choosing some interesting ribbon and tying in a sprig of rosemary. If you have herbs displayed in other areas of your venue, this is a great way to tie them into your entrance. (image by Elisabeth Millay via 100 Layer Cake)

5. This bridal bouquet made purely of herbs is so great, especially if you are going to a rustic vibe in your venue and decor. (image by Johnny Jaquez Photography via Wedding Chicks)

6. Create potted favors for your guests and display as a piece of decor on each plate. With the added interest on each plate, it gives you the chance to go a little lighter with your centerpieces. I love the idea of favors at the table, rather than a separate table at the end of the night. I think after the fun of your wedding reception, people forget to grab one and they walk out of the door empty handed, leaving you with too many extras. (image by Christa Elyce Photography via Wedding Wire)

7. Add herbs to your cake or other desserts. (image via Frolic Blog)

8. Create your centerpiece by grouping different types and sizes of pots together with a variety of herbs. You can ask guests to grab one when they leave, or take them home and plant them in your garden. They won’t go to waste and will make someones yard a tiny bit prettier the day after your wedding! (image via Design Sponge)

9. Don’t forget the groom. You’ve taken care of the bride and her girls, now give the groom something to wear. Wrapping up a few sprigs to create a boutonniere is a slightly more modern and masculine idea in the place of traditional flowers. (image by Cluney Photography via The Knot)

10. And last but not least, this option is going to tackle 3 jobs in one! This couple named their tables after herbs, potted a little plant for their favor (plant herbs instead of succulents), and used it as the escort card! If that is not an efficient use of greenery, I don’t know what is. (image by  Melissa Tuck Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs)

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