There's something special about spring weddings—the abundance of flowers, the pastel colors, the garden-inspired details. Not to mention the very season is a time of welcome change and warmer weather. Basically, what is there not to love about spring—and a spring wedding at that? The season translates perfectly to the world of wedding décor because we already associate pastel palettes—think pinks, purples, whites, baby blues—and pretty blooms with this happy time of year. (All essentials at a wedding, if you ask us.) So if you're a gal (or guy) who loves flowers, pretty things, and sweet details, keep reading for our ultimate guide to spring wedding ideas. Our general advice: Embrace the season, because if you're marrying this time of year it's safe to say that you're a spring bride (or groom) for a reason.
But before you start scrolling, let's speak specifically about blooms because we're here to prove that flowers can indeed be groundbreaking for spring. In fact, with that in mind we curated this entire spring wedding idea gallery featuring (among other things) unique ways to use flowers at your wedding. We also looked specifically at all the in-season beauties—think tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, garden roses—because that's a smart way to save money and get more bang for your buck. And believe us, you're going to want that because we may have gone overboard with the flower inspo. (Think planted blooms lining the aisle, petals in signature cocktails, edible flowers on cakes, and an entire dance floor covered in a printed floral design.)
Even if flowers aren't your thing, we have plenty of spring wedding ideas for everyone. Keep reading to see what makes us think of spring, but remember that you can use these beautiful arrangements and décor ideas in any season.
Nest Escort Cards
Channel your inner child by using dyed eggs in place of paper escort cards. We recommend elevating each with a calligraphed name and miniature nest. Also, feel free to use a fake—no one will notice.
A Sweet Drip Cake
It’s true that drip cakes are trending but this mini one is next level. Why? We love that the color is added in the delicate floral accents rather than on the cake itself.
A Flower-Lined Aisle
We love the natural, planted look of this flower-lined aisle. It’s perfect for spring, as the pastel-colored flowers look as if they’ve just come into full bloom. Plus, these wooden benches add a special touch to the ceremony setting, making it feel like an intimate garden gathering.
A Hanging Installation
At this real wedding, the dance floor was set beneath a floral sky, with delphiniums and lupines as a nod to the groom’s mother’s favorite flowers. “Toward the end of the night, our friends lifted us up above the crowd. We could reach up and touch the beautiful ceiling we’d been smelling all night,” says the bride.
For the escort card table, create a flower stand reminiscent of a French farmers market. That way, little bouquets of lavender guide guests to their seats and serve as a favor at the end of the night. Also, they can look great in the guys’ jacket pockets while smelling incredible.
A Fresh Confection
If dried, sugar, or real blooms aren’t your thing, consider a printed version. This modern cake—thanks to its square shape—reads both fresh and cool.
A Statement-Making Installation
Floral install for the win. This floral chandelier makes a statement thanks to its muted pastel blossoms, which are paired with darker accents for an added wow factor.
Flower-Pressed Cookies and Seed Favors
While we love flower-pressed sweets, we love this favor idea even more. At the end of the night, turn all of your guests into flower lovers like you by sending them home with a packet of seeds to plant. And as their flowers grow, they’ll remember where they got them.
A Romantic Cake
Decorate your buttercream cake and the cake table with pretty pastel flowers. (This is a cheaper alternative compared to the sugar variety.)
Talk about a springtime bouquet. This bridal beauty features lots of pink, purple, green, and white, including white peonies, lavender, white roses, ranunculus, and pale pink sweetheart roses.