53 Sweet Spring Wedding Ideas for Our Favorite Season

Because flowers for spring CAN be groundbreaking.

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Photo by Norman + Blake

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.

We associate the spring season we pastel palettes—think pinks, purples, whites, baby blues—and pretty blooms, details that translate perfectly to springtime wedding décor. In fact, when marrying in the spring, our general advice is to embrace the season!

As mentioned, spring is a season of blooming florals so embrace in-season beauties—such as tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, garden roses—in your floral arrangements to save money and get more bang for your buck. And fair warning: Take note because it's easy to go overboard (if there's such thing!) with your floral budget this time of year.

Even if flowers aren't your thing, we have plenty of spring wedding inspiration for you. 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. After all, we are fans of vibrant flowers, pastel palettes, and fresh ideas every season of the year.

Below, our ultimate guide to spring wedding décor, including 53 ideas to inspire your big day.

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Embrace a Pastel Palette

Photo by Kate Nielen; Florals by Early Hours London

For a surprise pop of pastel, consider filling rustic crates with an abundance of delphinium blooms. We especially love how this installation contrasts with the church’s more traditional entryway, which is dressed with climbing jasmine and ivy.

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Consider Floral-Printed Invitations

Floral invites

Photo by Larissa Cleveland; planning by Dream a Little Dream Events; paper products by Minted

Your formal invitation suite is a guest’s first glance into your wedding-day décor. If you’re featuring one signature flower (or even a variety), consider including it on your invite in the form of an illustration, motif, or even as an envelope liner.

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Incorporate In-Season Blooms

Bouquet

Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography; planning & floral design by Tara Guérard Soirée

Need inspiration for a springtime bouquet? This bridal beauty features shades of pink, purple, green, and white, and includes white peonies, lavender, white roses, ranunculus, and pale pink sweetheart roses.

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Carry Lily of the Valley

bouquet

Photo by Elisa Bricker Photography; floral design by Kelly Odum

You can’t get more classic than a lily of the valley nosegay or bridal bouquet. The traditional flower—carried by a number of royal brides!—blooms in the spring, and as you’ll see, it’s a wedding favorite for good reason.

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Find Fringed Tulips

Tulip Bouquet

Photo by Kate Holstein; Planning by Laurel & Rose; floral design by Toast Santa Barbara and High Camp Supply

Tulips were made to be carried in a tight, monochromatic bouquet. We especially love the texture of these fringed tulips as they're a unique take on the traditional spring bloom.

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Give the Guys Boutonnieres

Boutonnieres

Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography; planning & floral design by Tara Guérard Soirée

Let the guys take part in the wedding's overall floral look by having each attendant add a single in-season bloom to his lapel. But, before you hand out each stem, have your photographer snap of picture of all the boutonnieres together—name cards optional, but highly recommended.

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Serve Specialty Cocktails

Specialty cocktails

Photo by Christine Chang; Planning by So Happi Together

It’s always smart to garnish a cocktail with something pretty, but these drinks are especially unique. Flowers are inside the ice cubes while the sprig garnishes are clipped to the coupe with a mini clothespin. While these are an obvious choice at cocktail hour, we also love the idea fo a refreshing drink at an alfresco ceremony.

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Wear a Floral Frock

Photography: D’Arcy Benincosa; Florals & Styling by Sarah Winward; Florals by Afloral; Dress by Houghton for LOHO Bride

Take the spring theme quite literally by wearing a floral print dress. We can’t think of a better excuse to break the all-white tradition.

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Consider Jumpsuits

Photo by Norman & Blake

Don’t forget that fashion also informs the vibe of your big day! And while we'll always adore a floral-print bridesmaid dress, we can't help but recommend these pastel printed jumpsuits.

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Embrace the Sundresses

Sundresses

Photo by Stil55; dresses by Free People; floral design by Isn’t She Lovely Florals

If jumpsuits aren't your style, it's a must to dress your squad in seasonally appropriate sundresses. We’re totally into this high-neck style by Free People, which features a knee-length silhouette and unique floral cutouts that feel modern and fresh.

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Carry Baskets

Photo by Pasha Belman Photography

Take inspiration from May Day baskets by giving some pretty woven ones to your flower girls. Don’t these little ladies look adorable?

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Look Pretty in Pink

Pink dresses

Photo by Nicole Berrett; floral design by Sarah's Wedding Garden

Your wedding party can look pretty in pink, especially when wearing the hue in different shades and silhouettes. We also love a flower crown this time of year.

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Involve Fluffy Friends

Lamb

Photo by Alba Rose Photography; florals by SweetWater Stems

Go ahead and cue the “awws.” Make like this little lamb—the cutest wedding guest ever, by the way—and dress your littlest attendees (dogs, cats, bunnies) with crowns of greenery. They are the guests of honor, right?

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Create a Floral Arch

Photo by M & J Photography

Make the entryway to your ceremony or reception stand out. It’s easy to make it a focal point of the celebration, especially when it looks and smells like this.

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Decorate the Lawn

Flowers on a hill

Photo by Kate Headley; planning by Pineapple Productions; floral design & décor by Absolute Flowers and Home

Take what you had decorating the aisle and make a display of it on a hill or in a great expanse of grass. We’d happily cuddle up here with a book (or cocktail) in hand.

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Say "I do" Outdoors

Photo by Liz Banfield; Event Design by Tara Guérard

Okay, so these umbrellas may be intended to shield guests from the sun. But we’re all about using them to set your garden party vibe—whether it’s sunny or not.

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Line the Aisle

Wildflower aisle

Photography: D’Arcy Benincosa; Florals & Styling by Sarah Winward; Florals by Afloral

When you think of spring, you think of flowers in bloom, and this natural aisle is evidence of that. Seriously, just imagine yourself making a grand entrance surrounded by this pretty purple display.

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Hand Out Hand-Painted Fans

Photo by Ross Harvey; Design by Matthew Robbins Design

Since the weather can be hit or miss this time of year, it’s smart to prepare for both extremes. If it’s unseasonably warm on your big day, these special fans might just be your guests’ new best friends—and if it’s not, they’ll serve as a pretty prop nonetheless.

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Decorate Chairs With Greenery Garlands

chairs with flowers

Photo by Ashley Sawtelle; wedding styling & floral design by Ali Fortunato Botanics + Styling

Bistro chairs already announce a garden setting, but we especially love that this bride paired hers with vines of clematis. This beautiful flower blooms during the spring months.

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Add More Flowers

Floral Aisles

Photo by Sawyer Baird; event design by Samantha Anderson Events; planning by Chancey Charm; floral design by Stephanie Gibbs Events; rentals by Snyder Event Rentals

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.

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Serve Snacks Mid-Ceremony

Photo by Jose Villa

Translate your favorite movie pastime for the ceremony setting by serving popcorn in cute scalloped-edged containers.

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Consider Your Guests

Baskets

Photo by Ryan Ray Photography; design by Joy Proctor; calligraphy by Written Word; coordination by Luxury Events Phuket; floral Design by Bows + Arrows

We love the look of neutral woven materials and wicker when paired with bright flowers and green grasses. These baskets—hiding rubber flip-flops for dancing later in the night—feel like a fresh idea for spring.

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Have Umbrellas On-Hand

Guests With Umbrellas

Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography

Treat this as another precaution if you’re celebrating outdoors. These can be used to shade guests from either showers or strong sun rays.

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Make a Display of Colorful Wellies

Colorful wellies

Photo by Kate Headley; Planning by Pineapple Productions

While we would love the weather to be all sunshine and rainbows, we must remember that April is known for its showers. (They bring the May flowers, duh!) Keep this in mind, watch the forecast, and if showers are in store, come up with a creative display for your guests’ muddy shoes.

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Set Up Swings

Floral swing

Photo by Ozzy Garcia

Embrace your inner child and take a swing in a flower-covered setup like this one. It’s a fun activity at cocktail hour—plus, it makes for one pretty photo op.

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Serve Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs

Photo by Erin Milnik; styling by Beijos Events; floral design by Natasha Kolenko and Torchio Nursery

These are a staple at springtime brunches, but they look even prettier in pink.

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Incorporate Fragrant Details

Lavender Escort Cards

Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography; Planning & Floral Design by Tara Guérard Soirée

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.

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Cover the Bar in Flowers

Flowers

Photo by Theo Milo; film scans by Richard Photo Lab; event planning & design by WED; florals by SYG Designs

This lattice-covered bar (hello, garden vibes) features pretty pink blooms while also incorporating ultra violet hues.. Talk about a fresh way to create next-level florals.

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Embrace Lattice Detailing

Trellis

Photos by Nancy Ray; planning & design by Calder Clark; flowers & décor by Blossoms Events

A trellis covered in vines is a staple of a home garden. We suggest translating this look onto a bar to make another statement setting. After all, it’s the most popular spot at the party, so why not make it pretty, right?

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Hang Wicker Lanterns

Photo by Lisa Poggi; Planning by Exclusive Italy Weddings; Floral Design by La Rosa Canina

You don’t have to save a sunny and bright theme for summer. Take this alfresco arrangement as proof that oranges and tulips can be translated for the season when paired with topiaries and wicker accents.

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Make a Seating Chart

Seating Chart

Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Planning & Design by Alison Bryan Destinations; Paper Products by Karli Strohschein Art

Create a custom crest to use throughout your paper goods, like this couple did on a statement seating display hung among wisteria blossoms.

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Incorporate Bright Blooms

Photo by Christine Johnson Photography; Design & Florals by Greenwood Events; Paper Products by Jessica Coughlin from West Pasture Studio

Play up paper escort cards with a statement arrangement of bright blooms. Here, dahlias, zinnias, and snapdragons pop against the calligraphed paper.

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Set Escort Cards in Mini Nests

Photo by Christina McNeill; Florals by Loop Flowers; Planning & Design by Glow Events

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.

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Attach Escort Cards to Flowers

Flower escort cards

Photo by Kate Holstein; Planning by Laurel & Rose; floral design by Toast Santa Barbara and High Camp Supply

Attach calligraphed paper to long stems to create a picture-perfect flower wall. You can execute this look in a number of ways by placing the flowers in vessels, hanging them on string, or entwining them in a wire structure, as shown here.

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Decorate With Garden Furniture

Photo by Carrie Patterson; planning by Kristin Newman Design.

A tent is a smart idea for a spring wedding—remember those rain showers we mentioned—but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your dream garden party. With the right rentals and topiary plants, you can absolutely recreate the vibe of patio seating inside a sailcloth tent.

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Have a Floral Chandelier

Photo by Rachel Red Photography

Hello, spring. Nothing screams ’tis the season like a hanging installation of pink tulips. Keep the look going with a monochromatic vibe carried throughout in the plates, flatware, and rose gold chairs.

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Consider a Muted Tabletop

Table Setting

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography; cake by Magnolia Bakery

Soft-hued blue-gray linens and plates modernize this otherwise traditionally romantic look. We’re especially fans of the cool silver tones when paired with warmer colored florals.

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Incorporate Floral Plates

Table setting

Photo by Fig Tree Pictures

When you think of springlike china, you often envision pretty pastel hues featuring vintage-type roses. And while we do love that look, we think this tiny blue-and-white pattern is a fresh take on the classic.

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Embrace a Seasonal Menu

Menus

Photo by Liz Banfield; planning by Tara Guérard Soirée; paper products by Happy Menocal

Most of your favorite fruits and veggies are in season right now. Incorporate them into your menu—and onto your menu.

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Use Silver Serveware

Silver serveware

Photo by Elisa Bricker Photography; planning by Calder Clark

Forget the golden egg when you can have one served in a silver cup and paired with caviar. Yes, please!

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Add Fresh Fruit

Photo by Jose Villa

Strawberries are in season so take advantage. We love how this theme is woven throughout the tablescape’s design from the fruit bundle to the poppy centerpiece and printed linens.

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Decorate the Dance Floor

Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography

If you want to get your guests on the dance floor, try something like this. To re-create this look, find a design you love or have an illustrator draw one, and then have it printed on a custom dance floor. You can also create a similar look with gobo lights or a decal.

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Hang a Floral Chandelier

Hanging florals

Photo by Shannen Natasha; planning by 42 North; floral design by Dana Markos Events

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.

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Make a Statement

Photo by Norman + Blake; Design & Planning by 42 North; Floral Design by Lillibets Flowers

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.

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Decorate Your Wedding Cake

Chamomile cake

Photo by Olivia Rae James; Cake by ABCD Cakes; Floral design by Flowershop

This chamomile-accented cake was as pretty on the inside as it was on the outside. It featured three different flavors (lemon, chocolate, and strawberry) paired with Swiss meringue.

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Serve Berry-Filled Sweets

Plates of Cake

Photo by Jose Villa; Planning by Firefly Events

Strawberries are in season in the spring, so talk to your baker if you’re a fan of the sweet berry as it can make for a delicious filling or topping for your wedding cake.

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Consider a Simple Treat

Photo by Jenna Powers Photography; Cake by Canteen Bakery; Florals by The Farmers Florist

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.

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Decorate With Dried Flowers

Floral cake

Photo by Jenna Powers Photography; Cake by Desserts by Deena; Floral Design by Old Slate Farm

If you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy cake moment, this is it. We especially love how these pressed flowers blend into the natural green backdrop.

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Add Rose Accents

Wedding Cake

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography; Cake by Magnolia Bakery; Planning by Twine Events

Decorate your buttercream cake and the cake table with pretty pastel flowers. (This is a cheaper alternative compared to the sugar variety.)

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Weave in a Wedding Motif

Photo by Kyle John Photography

If flowers (dried, sugar, or real) aren’t your thing, consider covering your cake with a unique printed design. This modern cake—thanks to its square shape, patterned tier, and custom crest—reads both fresh and cool.

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Embrace Edible Flowers

Photo by Larissa Cleveland; Cake by Franny's Cup and Saucer

This trendy garnish is a must at any flower-filled celebration. We suggest adding edible petals to special treats, such as the cake or a signature cocktail.

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Give Guests a Seasonal Favor

Wedding Favor

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography

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.

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Share Your Flowers

Bouquets

Photo by Kate Headley

Since you’re investing in your wedding-day florals, don’t let them go to waste. We love the idea of sending your guests home with a bundle, or even delivering arrangements to nursing homes or hospitals the next day.

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