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Suzanne & Justin - Groton, CT

Plan a Spring Wedding

The tulips are blooming, the temperatures are rising – what a perfect time for a wedding!  Get started planning your spring-themed wedding now…

Spring Theme Weddings – Things to Consider

Daylight saving time: In 2011, daylight saving time begins on Sunday March 13th, after which the sun will set an hour later. Keep this date in mind if you envision a sunset outdoor ceremony. 

Prom factor: May and June are prime prom months, so be sure to book your transportation and locations early. 

Variable weather: Spring weather can be unpredictable. An unseasonably warm and sunny Friday can give way to a miserably cold and rainy Saturday. Be prepared for both extremes.

All in the Details – Spring Wedding Ideas

Invitations & Stationery

  • Add a spring motif – Incorporate umbrellas, clouds, daffodils, tulips, or, one of our favorites, butterflies into your stationery suite.
  • Consider color – Use paper or inks in a spring color palette – blush shades, gentle greens, punchy pinks, etc.
  • Get whimsical – Find a fun, flirty font to evoke a festive spring feeling.
  • An added touch – Insert a sprinkling of silk flowers into each envelope. 


  • Garden settings abound – Take advantage of budding leaves and flowers with botanical gardens, mansions with lush grounds, or another venue with a pristine garden or courtyard.
  • Take it indoors – If an outdoor setting isn’t possible, find an indoor venue with panoramic picture windows affording lots of sunlight and a bright, airy ambiance.

Décor & Color Palette
Whether soft and subdued or bright and punchy, spring gives you a multitude of color choices to get creative with.

  • Combine a wide variety of blush shades like soft pinks, ecru, ivory, and gray.
  • Green and white are an elegant accompaniment to a garden setting. 
  • Yellow and green are another fresh, natural color pairing. 
  • Get preppy by combining hot pink with green or mango.
  • Create a playful effect with bright patterns, gingham, polka dots, eyelet lace, swiss dots, and stripes.
  • Though an obvious choice, green never gets old in spring and should be a theme throughout. Plant grass in terracotta pots and design your event around an overall garden theme.
  • Bright, playful pennant flags or burlap bunting are a fun addition to spring wedding décor.


  • Seasonal blooms – Classics include tulips, daffodils, peonies, lilies, magnolias, gardenias, hydrangeas, gerbera daisies, and apple or cherry blossoms. View our complete list of spring wedding flowers
  • Creative containers – Put your arrangements in simple, homespun containers like vintage jars, watering cans, teapots, or mix and match china.
  • Potted plants – Potted grasses, herbs, daffodils, or tulips create a natural, organic look. Best of all, you can plant them for a timeless reminder of your wedding.
  • Non-floral arrangements – Incorporating vegetables like asparagus, artichokes, and brussel sprouts can be a fun and sustainable substitution for roses.


  • In season – Serve a main dish featuring chicken, ham, or lamb with citrus marinades and fresh herb tapenades.
  • Fresh produce – Round out the meal with a bounty of fresh fruits and young vegetables like baby carrots, baby asparagus, and new potatoes.
  • Elegant sides – Serve mini-quiches or update traditional deviled eggs by adding salmon or crabmeat.
  • Bar favorites – For the non-alcholic beverage, serve lemonade in a large glass container with simple mason jars as glasses. Mix up a batch of mimosas for a morning wedding, or create a festive and tart champagne cocktail.


  • Coconut confection – Coconut frosting and fillings make a quintessential spring treat.
  • Crazy for carrot – Carrot cake with cream cheese icing is another springtime fave.
  • Light and fluffy – Go with angel food cake and fresh strawberries or strawberry cream.
  • Whimsical adornments – Decorate with bright, fanciful details like ribbon, swiss dots, or swirl patterns.

Loosen up – Feel free to relax the dress code a bit, especially if the wedding will take place outside

  • Wedding gown – Lighter fabrics like lace or cotton create a perfect springtime look. Then add some color with a big satin bow or a colorful belt and jewelry. A chunky turquoise necklace or large cocktail ring can bring a splash of color to your ivory ensemble.
  • Bridesmaids’ dresses – Blush colors are a springtime classic. Keep yours fresh by choosing a color and allowing each of your maids to select a different hue. Or go in another direction with a bolder turquoise, fuschia, or mango. Avoid satin shoes as they don’t hold up well under springtime showers.
  • The guys – They’ll look seasonably appropriate in tan suits, colored shirts and ties. Consider gray slacks with suit vests for something a bit different.


  • Keep love blooming – Packs of flower seeds will serve as a constant reminder of how your love grows.
  • Plant it – Give miniature potted plants or herbs.