With warmer weather just around the corner, it’s about time to say goodbye to the winter blues and hello to spring hues. Morning dew, chirping birds, and flowers at full bloom make spring one of the prettiest times to tie the knot. Make your seasonal celebration perfect with these 14 unique ideas for a spring wedding.
1. Select an eclectic palette
If you’re unsure on how to pick your wedding colors, don’t fret! This season allows you to experiment with an original range inspired by the spring bloom. For a lighter palette, consider blush tones like dusty rose or lilac. If you prefer to go dark, wine red and shades of blue marine make for a harmonious combination.
2. Dress your ladies for the weather
Spring is known for its balmy temperatures, so opt for dressing your bridesmaids in flowy and breathable gowns. As for color, shades of lavender or wisteria will leave your ladies looking lovely.
3. Consider a comfortable gown
After you’re done choosing your ideal wedding dress silhouette, it’s time to think about fitting fabrics for spring. Airy textiles such as organza or chiffon are light materials perfect for all that dancing at the reception.
4. Don’t let frizz ruin your look
Fight humidity by opting for a braided hairstyle. Whether you go for loose locks or an elaborate updo, braids will keep your mane tamed against the dreaded frizz.
5. Carry a colorful bouquet
Winter is long gone, and flowers are in full bloom. When picking your wedding flowers, forget about dried florets, and opt for a lively, fresh bouquet of classic tulips and lilies instead.
6. Stylize your suit with fresh florals
Add the colors of spring to the groom’s suit by incorporating a vibrant boutonniere of fresh flowers.
7. Serve a simple cake
Choosing the ideal wedding cake for your wedding can be a tough task. That’s why serving a classic white tiered cake at your nuptials can never go wrong. Dress it up with plenty of flowers for a lush wedding topper that will complement the overall design of your special spring day.
8. Incorporate romantic details
Mason jar centerpieces will make a sweet addition to your wedding tables. Not only are they inexpensive and easily DIY-able, but they will add a charming vintage touch to your reception.
9. Include a fun photo booth
It’s important to find some activities your guests will love to make sure they have a great time on your big day. Caitlin from Longwood Venues, recommends including a classic Volkswagen Van Photo Booth for a retro-inspired celebration. Your guests will love taking snaps that they can keep as mementos from your wedding.
10. Give away a unique wedding favor
Kelsey Bowen sends us this cute (and practical!) wedding gift idea for spring. Whether your vows are making your guests too emotional, or it’s simply spring allergies, personalized tissues make for the perfect favors to handle all those happy tears.
11. Keep your guests refreshed
Keep your guests quenched and delighted by providing colorful, spring-inspired cocktails. Incorporating herbs into fruity drinks is a great way to bring a taste of the garden into the hands of your guests. Offer strawberry basil margaritas or lemon-thyme vodka drinks to keep the fun times going and the spring-theme alive.
12. Take refuge under a tent
The crisp, fresh weather makes for the perfect outdoor wedding soiree. But keep in mind that warmer temperatures bring along spring showers. To avoid any rain on your parade, consider holding your reception under an elegant wedding tent.
13. Tie the knot under a cherry blossom tree
Say your vows under the poster tree of spring – the cherry blossom. These beautiful pink flowers only bloom for a short period of time, so be sure to select your date carefully. If you’ve been considering a destination wedding, you can tie the knot in a location known for their beautiful cherry trees like Kyoto, Stockholm, or the love capital of the world, Paris.
14. Say farewell with a colorful twist
Finish the celebration with a bang by giving guests confetti poppers for your grand exit. What better way to end the perfect day than with a burst of colors while surrounded by your loved ones?
Do you have any spring wedding ideas that weren’t covered here? Let us know — we would love to hear from you! If you’re still in the process of wedding planning, check out our article on 6 People NOT to Include on Your Wedding Guest List for more inspiration.