Spring wedding ideas: floral centerpiece reception table

Spring is a stunning time of year to host your wedding. It’s a season for new beginnings, with beautiful weather, verdant landscapes, and plenty of blooming flowers. If planning the ultimate spring wedding is on your to-do list, we’re here to help. Take a look through our favorite spring wedding ideas that will help your wedding planning blossom. 

20 Spring Wedding Ideas for Your Big Day

Stunning pastels, gorgeous florals, and plenty of natural light are popular trends for springtime weddings — but there’s so much more beyond this. Here are some of our favorite spring wedding ideas that include everything from wedding decor and location inspiration to invitations and color palettes. 

1. Floral Wedding Arch

Bride and groom kissing under a floral arch

Beautiful floral arrangements are always a hit, and a flower-filled wedding arch provides a grand way to welcome your guests or the perfect backdrop for saying “I do.” Ask your florist to create something special with seasonal blooms, or rent an artificial version for a more affordable way to get the look you love. 

2. Backyard Wedding

With plenty of sunshine and relatively warm temperatures, springtime is often the perfect time of year for an outdoor wedding. Transform your backyard (or that of someone close to you) into the ultimate garden wedding experience with plenty of greenery, fresh flowers, garden furniture, and a relaxed BBQ and outdoor bar. 

3. Pastel Colors

It may seem like an obvious pairing, but there’s a reason why pastels and spring weddings go so well together. This much-loved spring wedding color palette is inspired by the soft tones of delicate florals, and makes for a wonderful choice for this wedding season. Feature pastel colors throughout your wedding decor and styling — from your centerpieces to your refreshments to your wedding favors. 

4. Chalkboard Signs

We love the idea of using chalkboard signs for a rustic wedding in spring. Use signage to direct your guests around your wedding venue, share table numbers, and even mini versions as name cards at your tables. 

5. Bright Floral Wedding Invitations

Spring wedding ideas: Lovephool Invitation

Design: Kiss by Kohl

There’s something so fresh and lovely about using bright florals for your wedding stationery in spring. Take a look through some of Greenvelope’s digital invitations to find brightly colored designs that feature spring flowers — you can customize any design to ensure it’s exactly what you want. 

6. Fresh Flower Petal Confetti

Sprinkling confetti over the newlyweds is a time-honored tradition — one that you can make even more beautiful by swapping manufactured confetti for a more eco-friendly, spring-inspired version. Use fresh or dried flower petals as confetti to hand out to your guests, or as decorations across your tables. 

7. Greenery Accents

If you don’t want flowers to be the main feature at your spring wedding, try swapping blooms for stems of greenery instead. Add eucalyptus or olive branches to your wedding centerpieces, tablescapes, and signage. Work some into your chandeliers too if you can, for lighting that not only brightens up the space but makes a real impact.

8. Floral Gin Cocktails

Fresh lavender lemonade drink

Signature cocktails remain popular for a variety of celebrations, and weddings are no exception. Create your own twist on a cocktail by adding edible flowers, floral flavors, or sprigs of fresh herbs. For a drink that looks amazing and tastes delicious, try a floral gin lemonade cocktail. It’s a perfect match if your wedding theme features fresh hues of lilac and lemon. 

9. Seed Packet Wedding Favors

Send our wedding guests home with a gift that will grow just like your love. Seed packet wedding favors are a super sweet idea, and eco-friendly too. You can create customized wildflower seed packets wrapped in a pretty ribbon or place them in a little pot so they can enjoy the blooms season after season. 

10. Spring Illustration Wedding Invitations

Spring wedding ideas: Summer Breeze Invitation

Design: frau brandt

Hand-drawn illustrations are one of our favorite spring wedding ideas for your wedding stationery. Look through our wedding invitations for a design with delightful flower illustrations of tulips, peonies, ranunculus, hydrangeas, and other elegant florals. You can also find designs with greenery or beautiful outdoor scenes that evoke springtime. 

11. Beach Wedding

If you’re trying to avoid the hot sun of a summer wedding or want a more affordable way to host your destination wedding, a spring wedding on a beach is a lovely idea. Embrace the relaxed vibe with a casual beach wedding ceremony and beachside cookout or go ultra-glam with a tropical-inspired celebration with a bright wedding dress to match. 

12. Wildflower Bridal Bouquets and Boutonnieres

Spring weddings go hand-in-hand with wildflowers. Whether you’re hosting your ceremony in a field of flowers or simply adding a few stems to your centerpieces, these beautiful blooms add whimsy and romance (and they’re easy to find). Ask for your florist to add some springtime wildflowers to your wedding bouquets and boutonnieres for a charming, rustic look. 

13. Homemade Lemonade

There’s nothing better on a spring wedding day than a glass of delicious homemade lemonade. Go DIY with a recipe that’s tried and tested, like this freshly squeezed homemade lemonade recipe. Once you’ve perfected it, serve it up in a dispenser alongside glasses or reusable cups that suit your wedding color palette. 

14. Pastel-Colored Candy Bar

For a sweet snack to enjoy alongside your fresh, fruity drinks, add an on-theme candy bar to your wedding dessert table. Mix together pastel-colored candy to create a place where guests can pick their own and put together a snack that’s not only delicious but also pleasing to the eye. 

15. Watercolor Wedding Invitations

Spring wedding ideas: Ethereal Beauty Invitation

Design: Paper Dahlia

Sometimes something subtle and sweet works best. If you’re looking for a touch of watercolor for your big day, you can’t go wrong with watercolor wedding invitations. Go for a soft hint of pink, peach, or purple, or an unexpectedly gorgeous gray or warm neutral instead. 

16. Pastel Tableware

We’re so into the idea of creating stunning tablescapes that match your wedding theme and colors. For a pastel-inspired celebration, put some extra love into your table linens, place settings, glassware, and dinnerware. Look for adorable pastel versions, or soft whites that you can bring to life with a patterned tablecloth or fresh blooms. 

17. Floral Wedding Favors

Treat your guests to a special goodbye gift by asking your florist to create floral wedding favors. Send your loved ones away with a mini bouquet of fresh blooms or dried flowers. This is a lovely spring wedding idea that’s both thoughtful and beautiful at the same time. 

18. Fresh Citrus Colors

Lemon wedding cake

Pastels may always be a popular color palette for the season, but bright citrus hues are a winning alternative. Create a vibrant atmosphere with bold yellows, oranges, and lime greens. Feature fresh fruit on your spring wedding cake, and bring in potted citrus trees to add color and vibrancy to your venue. 

19. Floral Wedding Party Outfits

Traditionally, bridesmaid dresses come in a single solid color. But you don’t have to follow tradition — patterned outfits for your wedding party could be one of the most exciting (and surprising) spring wedding ideas yet. Choose a stunning floral dress for your bridesmaids and flower girls, or a quirky floral shirt for your groomsmen for a fun way to feature springtime blooms in your ceremony. 

20. Muted Floral Wedding Invitations

Spring wedding ideas: Hydrangeas Invitation

Design: Laura Bolter Design

With so much talk of flowers everywhere, you might think you have to go bright and bold or pastel and sweet. That’s not the case though — muted florals work just as well for your wedding stationery. Look for a design that matches your theme and style, and you can even have a Greenvelope designer customize the colors to perfectly match your wedding. 

Create Your Perfect Day with These Spring Wedding Ideas

We hope this guide can help you plan your dream spring wedding from start to finish. Enjoy the wedding inspiration as you pull together the various elements of your big day, from the wedding colors and venue to flowers, tablescapes, and invitations. Don’t forget to scroll through more of our wedding guides for even more ways to create the perfect celebration.