51 Modern Ways to Decorate for Your Spring Wedding

Florals and pastels are too pretty to resist.
Samantha Iacia - The Knot wedding style expert
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Samantha Iacia
  • Samantha writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a speciality in wedding decor, trends, and fashion
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Samantha was a features and weddings contributor for The Baltimore Sun
  • She is based in Washington, D.C. and holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism
Updated Jan 29, 2024

Spring is a beautiful time of year to have a wedding. Not only do you get to enjoy warmer weather, longer days and flowers blooming at every turn, but the season brings a renewed sense of romance and happiness following the dark winter months. These spring wedding ideas will seal the deal if you still need convincing, or if you're already set on a spring wedding and want to start gathering inspiration, they'll leave you feeling even more excited. Ranging from mid-March to early June, spring weddings are all about fresh flowers, airy color palettes, romantic settings and garden-inspired details that complement the season of new beginnings. Plus, it's the time of year when most of the top wedding flowers are in bloom, which means you'll have even more options right at your fingertips when it comes to bouquets, amazing flower installations, centerpieces and other blossiming details. Below, we're sharing 51 editor-approved spring wedding ideas to get you going.

Spring Wedding Ideas in this Article:

Colors | Themes | Attire | Flowers | Decorations | Cakes & Food

Wedding Color Ideas for Spring

While pastel wedding color palettes are definitely a popular choice for the spring season, you're not restricted to Easter egg-inspired hues (unless that's your thing). An all-white wedding color palette will create a modern, sophisticated look that aligns with the season's sense of renewal and rebirth. Classic colors like navy blue and black will add contrast and drama to lighter hues.

Spring Wedding Themes

Your spring wedding theme can ultimately be anything that you want, but there are a few themes and aesthetics that especially embrace the season. A fairytale-themed wedding is our first pick for a spring wedding, since this theme is all about enchanting floral arrangements, romantic garden venues and dreamy color pairings, like blush and blue. Taking a classic, formal approach is another wedding theme for spring that we love—think ballroom venue, sparkling candelabra centerpieces, black-tie attire and exquisite calligraphy details. Finally, we love a cottagecore wedding theme for an intimate backyard wedding.

Spring Wedding Attire

Whether you're shopping for spring wedding guest dresses or pulling inspiration for your own ensemble, spring weddings generally provide more flexibility when it comes to the attire. Daytime events, such as a brunch wedding or afternoon ceremony, call for more casual styles (and lots of floral prints, of course). With the weather getting warmer, dress hemlines can be higher and fabrics can be lighter.

Spring Wedding Flowers

From peonies and tulips to daffodils, roses, hyacinths and lilacs, nearly all of the most popular wedding flowers are in bloom during the spring season. Mother Nature is also bursting with some of the most beautiful nontraditional wedding flowers during spring, like cherry blossoms, dogwood branches and various greenery.

Sticking to flowers that are in season around the time of your wedding will give you the best chance at finding the freshest, budget-friendly blooms. Tulips and daffodils are affordable yet classic spring wedding flowers, and both flowers come in a range of colors and varieties. Sweet peas, hyacinths and lilacs will create spring arrangements with a whimsical, playful feel. If understated elegance is more your vibe, take a cue from one of the most famous spring brides of all time, the Princess of Wales, who carried a bouquet composed of Lily of the Valley, myrtle, sweet William, hyacinths and ivy. We recommend chatting with your florist to decide on flowers that will work for your wedding vision, but in the meantime, here are some ideas.

1. Freesia Wedding Boutonnieres

Fragrant and elegant, this quintessential spring flower looks stylish all on its own as a boutonniere.

2. Flower-Lined Wedding Ceremony Aisle

When it comes to spring wedding decor, we say pile on the flowers. Create a dreamy backdrop for your vow exchange by lining the aisle with oversized arrangements and tons of petals.

3. Simple Spring Wedding Centerpieces

We love these chic centerpieces as March wedding ideas, since they feature a combination of winter flowers (amaryllis) and spring flowers (tulips) to transition between the two seasons.

4. Flower Dog Collar

If your pet is playing a role in your wedding day, don't forget to dress them up in a special outfit or accessory, like a floral collar or greenery-adorned leash.

5. Garden Rose Wedding Centerpiece

Display centerpieces using low stone vases (instead of glass or metal) for a sweet cottage-inspired look.

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6. Floral Wedding Ceremony Arch

White birch branches are the perfect backdrop for springy white flowers, such as the hydrangeas, dogwood blossoms, lilacs and chamomile on this ceremony arch.

7. Classic Spring Wedding Bouquet

Add spring elements, like pieris japonica and white scabiosa flowers, to bring a seasonal touch to a classic bouquet of roses.

8. Monogrammed Greenery Wreath

A fresh wreath is perfect for gates, doors, your getaway car or any other area at your wedding venue that needs a bit of sprucing up.

9. Hellebore Wedding Boutonnieres

These underrated flowers naturally bloom during the winter and early spring. The green color reflects the refreshing energy of seasons changing, but you can also find them in ivory, mauve, peach and dark purple hues.

10. Green and White Wedding Bouquet

Use white flowers to contrast with a bouquet of maidenhair ferns and other whimsical greenery.

11. Blush Wedding Bouquet with Ribbons

Small bouquets are perfect for bridesmaids or anyone who doesn't want to be weighed down by carrying a heavy arrangement. This sweet design is dressed up with soft blush ribbons that complement the flowers.

12. Tulip Wedding Centerpiece

Think outside the vase and use hollowed-out logs or wooden troughs for your spring wedding centerpieces instead. The addition of potting soil in this arrangement creates the illusion that the tulips are planted right on the table.

13. Elegant Spring Wedding Bouquet

For an early June wedding, tropical orchids are a subtle nod to the upcoming transition between spring and summer.

14. Cherry Blossom Wedding Centerpiece

Flowering cherry blossom branches are a favorite April wedding idea, since they're usually in full bloom by that time. Use them in centerpieces or to accent other spaces throughout the venue, such as the welcome table.

15. White Lilac Wedding Bouquet

Keep your bouquet simple by carrying a small posy of lilacs, which can be found in white, purple and pink varieties. What the arrangement lacks in size will be made up by the heavenly smell.

Spring Wedding Decorations

If you're getting married in March, April or May, turn to Mother Nature for your spring wedding inspiration and decor. Whether you incorporate floral motifs into your wedding invitations, add hollow eggshells to your centerpieces or deck out your reception venue with a canopy of wisteria, there are so many pretty wedding ideas for spring. For a garden venue, use moss, butterflies and terracotta pots for a vibe inspired by a gardener's potting shed. Take a more classic approach by draping lush flower garlands across chairs and banisters, or decorate with vintage botanical illustrations inspired by John Derian.

16. Garden Wedding Venue

Choosing your spring wedding venue will set the scene for the whole shebang. Choose a walled garden for a storybook romance vibe, or something more uncommon, like a modern art museum, for a unique backdrop.

17. Greenery Chandeliers

Whether suspended above your ceremony altar, wedding sweetheart table or dance floor, a greenery covered chandelier gives off the prettiest fairytale vibes.

18. Lattice Wedding Stationery Suite

You already know that your wedding invitations should reflect the theme of your special day, and what better way to do that for a spring wedding than with a garden-inspired design? This vintage-style lattice motif is perfectly complemented by the traditional calligraphy script.

19. Wedding Welcome Sign

We'll always love a pretty wedding sign. While there's no need to go overboard with signage at every turn, one or two can be useful when directing guests through your venue. For a spring wedding, this wooden board with elegant calligraphy and simple greenery feels just right.

20. Vow Books

You can match even the tiniest of details to your spring wedding decorations. This keepsake vow book is functional and beautiful at the same time.

21. Fern Wedding Ceremony Aisle Markers

Looking for spring wedding ideas that don't rely on flowers? Try using fresh greenery instead. Statement greens, like these sword ferns, bring a fresh, natural theme to your wedding space. They can look amazing as part of the decor all on their own—and you can add as many or as few flowers as you'd like.

22. Butterfly Wedding Seating Chart

Butterfly details are some of our favorite wedding ideas for spring. Add butterfly illustrations to your wedding stationery and other paper goods, or incorporate them through 3D accents like this seating chart display.

23. Potted Plant Wedding Decor

If you need to camouflage a functional element at your wedding reception (like this DJ booth), potted plants are just the trick. They're low-maintenance and decorative at the same time.

24. Classic Blush Wedding Invitations

Finish your spring wedding invitation suite with a blush pink envelope liner to bring a hint of color to a classic black and white design.

25. Roman Bust Statue

Add stone busts or other statues to your spring wedding decor for a setup that's inspired by antique portraits and oil paintings of flowers.

26. Flower Petals

Have fresh flower petals packaged and ready for guests to toss as you exit the ceremony or reception.

27. Flower Tunnel

Start the party off on a high note by guiding your guests through a stunning tunnel of flowers leading to your ceremony or reception site. It will feel like a fairytale come to life.

28. Simple Wedding Place Setting

Dress up your wedding place settings by tucking flowers into folded napkins along with individual menu cards.

29. Wedding Chair Decor

Whether you're seated privately at your sweetheart table or dining alongside your wedding party, we love an excuse to decorate your chairs with flowers, garlands or ribbons for an extra-special effect.

30. Bud Vase Wedding Escort Cards

These tiny bud vases double as escort cards and little mementos that your guests can take home at the end of the night.

31. Vintage Stamps

Stamps are a necessity when mailing your invitations, so why not get creative with your wedding postage? Vintage stamps will add one-of-a-kind charm to the envelopes and elevate the overall design. We recommend chatting with a professional stationery designer for their advice about using vintage stamps, since it can be tricky to estimate the right amount of postage.

32. Cloche Centerpieces

Turn your flowers into museum-worthy designs by showcasing them in glass cloche jars. Pair them with candles to illuminate your centerpieces after dark, or turn the jars into an interactive seating chart by writing names and table assignments on the glass.

33. Folding Wrought Iron Chairs

rows of white vintage wrought iron folding chairs on the grass at outdoor wedding ceremony
Photo: Justin & Mary

With or without cushions, vintage metal chairs are so cute for an English garden-themed wedding in the spring.

34. Terracotta Pot Escort Card Display

This display of potted tulips, hyacinths and cloche jars looks like something straight out of a gardener's potting shed. Recreate it for a unique wedding seating chart that guests will love.

35. Black and White Wedding Invitations

You can't go wrong with a black and white wedding color palette. For your invitations, tap into the spring season by adding floral sketches.

36. Hanging Greenery Decor

Counteract the simplicity of low centerpieces by adding hanging greenery vines above your tables. Even if you only do this above the head table, it's an instant statement piece that will capture guests' attention.

37. Hummingbird Drink Toppers

Did you know that hummingbirds symbolize joy and good luck? Garnish your springtime cocktails with hummingbird-shaped stirrers or toothpicks to bring their whimsy to your wedding day.

38. Patterned Table Linens

Floral-print tablecloths are a no-brainer when it comes to your spring wedding decorations. You can go with a pastel colorway like this for something classic and sweet, or choose a bright floral print for a dash of color.

39. Colored Glassware

Speaking of color, adding colorful glassware is another way to bring visual interest to your tablescapes and overall wedding decor.

40. Outdoor Reception Tables

Weather permitting, spring is the perfect time to host an outdoor reception before summer temperatures (and bugs) kick in. Plus, if your venue happens to come with a view, you can scale back on the amount of tabletop decor you'll need.

41. Pink Taper Candles

Adding colored taper candles is a quick and affordable way to add personality to in-house linens and plates (which tend to be all white and very simple) supplied by your venue or caterer.

42. Paper Butterfly Garlands

Imagine dancing and dining under a canopy of butterflies. Use these garlands to cover an unsightly ceiling at your venue or to simply create an enchanting garden-inspired setting.

43. Scalloped Dinner Plates

Get on board with the scalloped wedding trend by adding funky charger plates to your place settings.

Spring Wedding Cakes & Food

With temperatures rising, light fare and refreshing drinks are a great way to keep guests fueled for a spring wedding. For the reception meal, consult with your wedding caterer to design a menu that highlights the season, whether by using in-season veggies like asparagus or serving quail eggs on demitasse spoons for a chic appetizer that references Easter.

White wine sangria garnished with fresh lemons and seasonal fruits is a simple signature cocktail for a spring garden wedding. Mint juleps are a nod to the Kentucky Derby if you're having a May wedding around the time of the Triple Crown, while French 75s, mimosas and watermelon or strawberry mojitos are other cocktail hour favorites inspired by the season.

44. Seared Tuna Appetizers

For March and April weddings, embrace the transition away from heavier winter foods with fresh seafood appetizers, like these tuna and wasabi salad bites.

45. Floral Wedding Cake

It's no surprise that most wedding cake ideas for spring revolve around decorating with flowers—either real or sugar. This elegant three-tiered design has roses and orchids to add texture to the smooth buttercream.

46. Fresh Lemonade Dispenser

A self-serve wedding drink station comes in handy on sunny spring days when the weather is unexpectedly warm (keep this on deck as a May wedding idea, especially if you're getting married toward the second half of the month). Homemade lemonade, cucumber water and fruit-infused water are all refreshing options.

47. Ivy-Covered Wedding Cake

Understated and elegant, this ivy-covered cake is another way to pull inspiration from nature for your spring-themed wedding.

48. Bite-Size Sandwiches

For an afternoon spring wedding, serve bite-sized sandwiches with flavors inspired by English afternoon tea, such as shrimp, cucumber or ham.

49. Coupe Cocktail Glasses

Why sip from ordinary champagne flutes or cocktail glasses when you can use coupes instead? Their vintage-inspired look goes along with the aesthetic of a garden soiree.

50. Seasonal Spring Salad

Turn to ingredients like arugula, strawberries, radishes, asparagus and other spring produce to bring seasonal flavor to your dinner courses.

51. Custom Wedding Macarons

Treat guests to macarons as a late-night dessert or hand them out in prepackaged boxes as edible wedding favors.

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