If you're planning a spring wedding, you may decide to go completely with a spring wedding theme and embrace the freshness of the season. Elements to include in your spring wedding theme can include garden elements, fresh fruit, herbs, wildflowers and pastel colors.
To begin with, let's consider the ceremony. The bride and bridesmaids may choose to wear wreaths of wildflowers in their hair, or to carry bouquets of wildflowers. The groom and groomsmen may wear wildflower boutonnieres. Other common wedding flowers that bloom in spring include tulips, irises, lilacs and daffodils. Instead of having a flower girl scatter rosebuds, you may have her scatter a mixture of wildflower or daisy petals. After the ceremony, instead of leaving the ceremony in a shower of rice or bubbles, consider birdseed, butterflies or wildflower petals.
At the reception, consider an outside patio or deck for appetizer and cocktail hour. If the weather permits, guests will relish in the chance to socialize in the fresh, spring air after the chill of winter. Consider using a bounty of fresh fruit at the reception. You may serve fruit salad, or have chocolate covered strawberries or other fruit available on platters throughout the reception. As well as serving fresh fruit, you might serve fruit desserts when you offer the wedding cake. Shortcakes or tarts made with fruit toppings are good choices.
Choose background music that is light and uplifting, such as flute or harp music.
As for decorations at your spring theme wedding reception, consider displaying wildflowers in clear vases or metal buckets. Bunches of fresh or dried herbs, such as lavender and rosemary, may be mixed in with bouquets. For table centerpieces, floating candles and flowers in bowls are a simply beautiful addition to the table. To make your own, purchase silk flowers, such as roses or daisies, and immerse them in clear glass bowls filled with water. Then add floating candles, perhaps in the shape of flowers, to the top of the water. Light the candles and enjoy.
For spring wedding theme favors, consider wine glass charms in the shape of daisies, butterflies and garden tools. Attach the favors to wine glasses at the tables, and on the place-card at each table setting, note that the charms are for the guests to keep. Another idea would be to place seed packets in miniature terra cotta pots, and tie a ribbon around each pot with an instructions tag tied to the ribbon, telling the guests how to plant their seeds.