There's something so special about spring weddings, from the abundance of flowers to the pastel colors to the gorgeous garden-inspired details. Not to mention, it's a season of welcome changes: The weather grows warmer, the days get longer, and everything comes alive. We tend to associate the season with pastel palettes—think pinks, purples, whites, baby blues—and delicate, pretty blooms, both details that translate perfectly to springtime wedding décor. In fact, when marrying in the spring, our general advice is to get inspired by the season!
Since spring is a time of blossoming florals, consider embracing in-season blooms like tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and garden roses in your floral arrangements to save money and get more bang for your buck. But if flowers aren't your thing, we still have plenty of spring wedding inspiration for you. Keep reading to see what makes us think of springtime, but remember, you can use these beautiful arrangements and décor ideas in any season. After all, we are fans of blooming flowers, soft colors, and fresh ideas all year long.
Embrace a Pastel Palette
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 in climbing jasmine and ivy.
Wow With a Pink Floral Installation
If this stunning floral installation doesn't scream spring, we don't know what does! Embrace one of the springiest colors out there with a bold floral installation to place in the center of your wedding reception space.
Lean Into Citrus Colors
A wonderful way to incorporate fresh fruit into your spring wedding is by turning to bright citrus—not only are the fresh, lively colors perfect for a spring wedding, but they add a sunny feeling to the over all decoration vibe.
Consider Floral-Printed Invitations
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.
Incorporate Seasonal Flowers
Need inspiration for a springtime floral centerpiece? This beauty reception tablescape features shades of pale pink and white and includes seasonal beauties like white peonies and pink roses with lots of fresh greenery.
Carry Lily of the Valley
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.
Find Fringed Tulips
Tulips were made to be carried in a tight, monochromatic bouquet. We especially love the texture of these fringed tulips as a unique take on the traditional spring bloom.
Embrace Pastel Colors With Pastel-Hued Shoes
How about pastel shoes for something blue? We love the way this bride embraced a pastel color scheme with her pastel-periwinkle wedding heels for her big day.
Serve Fresh 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 of a refreshing drink at an alfresco ceremony.
Wear a Floral Frock
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.
Bring Out Sun Umbrellas
How cute is this beach-style sun umbrella for a sunny spring wedding? It adds a pop of color and a bit of whimsy, too
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.
Give Flower Girls Adorable Baskets
Take inspiration from May Day baskets by giving some pretty woven ones to your flower girls. Don’t these little ladies look adorable?
Look Pretty in Pink
Your wedding party can look pretty in pink, especially when wearing the hue in different shades and silhouettes. We also love a coordinating flower crown at this time of year.
Include Fluffy Friends
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?
Create a Floral Arch
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.
Decorate the Lawn
Take advantage of your venue's built-in décor or use what you had decorating the aisle to create a display on a hill or in a great expanse of grass. We’d happily relax here with a cocktail in hand.
Say "I Do" Outdoors
This gorgeous golden-hour kiss is enough to convince us that spring is practically made for outdoor weddings. Embrace the warm weather, the scent of fresh flowers, and longer days to host the alfresco ceremony of your dreams.
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 display of purple wildflowers!
Hand Out Custom Fans
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 not, they’ll serve as a pretty prop/favor nonetheless.
Decorate Chairs With Green Garlands
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.
Line the Aisle With 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.
We love how this couple chose to press and frame spring flowers as part of the reception decoration.
We love the look of neutral woven materials and wicker when paired with bright greenery. These baskets—hiding rubber flip-flops for dancing later in the night—feel like a fresh idea for spring.
Have Umbrellas on Hand
Treat this as another precaution if you’re celebrating outdoors. Umbrellas can be used to shade guests from either showers or strong sun rays.
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 rain showers. (They bring the May flowers, of course!) Keep this in mind, watch the forecast, and if showers are in store, come up with a creative display for your guests’ muddy shoes.
Set Up Swings
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.
Incorporate Fragrant Details
For the escort card table, create a flower stand reminiscent of a French farmer's 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 groomsmen's jacket pockets while also smelling incredible.
Embrace Lattice Detailing
A trellis covered in vines is a home garden staple. 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?
Pair Oranges With Wicker
You don’t have to save a sunny and bright theme for summer. Take this alfresco arrangement as proof that oranges can be translated to the season when paired with topiaries and wicker accents.
Create a Custom Crest
Design a personalized crest to use throughout your wedding on paper goods like this couple did on a statement seating display hung among wisteria blossoms. Make it bright and floral for spring, of course, and put it on your programs, menus, and more.
Display Bright Blooms With Escort Cards
Play up paper escort cards with a statement arrangement of bright blooms. Here, dahlias, zinnias, and snapdragons pop against the calligraphed paper.
Use Dyed Eggs as Escort Cards
If you're having a wedding around Easter, 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 fake ones—no one will notice.
Attach Escort Cards to Flowers
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 a string, or entwining them in a wire structure, as shown here.
Decorate With Garden Furniture
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.
Hang a Floral Chandelier
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.
Embrace a Muted Tabletop
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 warm pastel florals.
Incorporate Floral Plates
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.
Embrace a Seasonal Menu
Most of your favorite fruits and veggies are in season right now. Incorporate them into your menu—and onto your menu.
Incorporate Fresh Fruit
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.
Decorate the Dance Floor
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.
Install a Floral Canopy
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.
Decorate With Herbs
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.
Serve Berry-Filled Sweets
Strawberries are in season in the spring, so talk to your baker if you’re a fan of the sweet berry. It makes a delicious filling or topping for your wedding cake or other desserts.
Top a Drip Cake With Flowers
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.
Use Dried Flowers
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.
Add Real Rose Accents
Decorate your buttercream cake and the cake table with fresh, pretty pastel flowers. (This is a cheaper alternative compared to the sugar variety.)
Embrace Edible Flowers
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.
Give Guests a Seasonal Favor
While we love flower-pressed sweets, we love this wedding 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 seed paper to plant. As their flowers grow, they’ll remember your special day.
Share Your Flowers
Since you’re investing in your wedding-day florals, don’t let them go to waste. We love the idea of giving guests a bundle or even delivering arrangements to nursing homes or hospitals the next day.