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.
Incorporate In-Season Blooms
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.
Give the Guys Boutonnieres
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.
Serve Specialty Cocktails
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.
Add More Flowers
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.
Make a Display of Colorful Wellies
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.
Incorporate Fragrant Details
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.
Set Escort Cards in Mini Nests
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.
Hang a Floral Chandelier
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.
Make a Statement
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.
Consider a Simple Treat
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.
Add Rose Accents
Decorate your buttercream cake and the cake table with pretty pastel flowers. (This is a cheaper alternative compared to the sugar variety.)
Weave in a Wedding Motif
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.