Spring offers so much to weddings – colourful in-season flowers, gorgeous sun, and the giddy, exciting feeling of new beginnings. There’s just so much to take inspiration from during this season, as explained in a previous post here Spring holds a lot of fresh, warm promise, and is one of the best times of the year to get married.
Whether you’re planning a grand wedding with hundreds of guests or an intimate gathering with your family and closest friends, here are some springtime craft ideas for styling your wedding.
Flowers lavished every corner and table at Laurie and Dave’s Barn wedding.
When it comes to flowers in spring, it’s next to impossible to overdo it. In their feature on the hottest wedding flower trends for this year, Bride Magazine recommends using a wild meadow flower bouquet for a combination of textured foliage, budding flowers, and some larger blooms that is both natural and exciting. Get creative and draw inspiration from wildflowers in your garden or outdoor wedding venue, like astrantia, lisianthus, genista, and amnesia rose. Other classic springtime blooms include peonies, elegant sweet pea, lilacs, and intricate hydrangeas.
At Hayley and Jaime’s wedding reception, chairs were decorated with simple gypsophelia and twine.
These flowers will also do well everywhere else. Arrange them into centrepieces, put some in your hair, line the walls, place them on your getaway car, use them to accent your minibar or wedding signs – you get the idea. You can even use petals and potpourri as fragrant confetti for your guests to toss.
Springtime flowers and motifs lend themselves gorgeously to vintage-inspired décor as featured in our Miami Botanical Vibes shoot.
Another great thing about flowers is that they go well with almost any material you want to work with, from rustic wood and steel to more refined marble and gold accents. Turn up the vintage charm by repurposing old items for your wedding and reception, like this window-turned-seating chart featured on Country Living Magazine.
Image credit: Country Living / Kaysha Weiner
You can also work with repurposed mailboxes as cardholders and even an old boat to hold drinks and crushed ice. For smaller craft projects, decorate mason jars or tin cans with twine and flowers to hold cutlery or flowers, and even breathe new life into simple candleholders with flowers or twine.
Rustic trivia time
Another fantastic way to incorporate crafts into your springtime wedding is through the use of activities and games.
Having people active and engaged helped make Emma and Steven’s wedding fun and their bespoke décor shine.
Have your best man or bridesmaid hold a trivia quiz about the happy couple, with each table holding cards that have been decorated with you and your partner’s names, or perhaps letters fashioned out of rustic materials for multiple-choice questions. FoxyBingo explains that getting quizzical with couples’ trivia is a fun way to get everyone involved during the reception and a great twist to the usual shoe game played by only the bride and groom. Moreover, the signs are a great crafts activity for you and your partner to enjoy.
Craft wedding favours
Ensure that your wedding guests won’t go empty handed with handmade wedding favours that embody spring and show how much you valued their presence during your big day.
Tie a heartfelt note to a handmade candle, as well as a sprig of lavender to let your guests take spring home with them. DIY and Crafts also recommends making homemade extracts, customised drinking glasses, and even mason jar drinks for your guests to enjoy.
Although seasons come and go, good styling is always key to a beautiful and unforgettable wedding. Drop me an e-mail or leave a comment below if you would like some help with your wedding styling!
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