There are so many different ways to plan a wedding. One of the first steps of planning a wedding is choosing their wedding theme and color palette. By choosing a theme and wedding color palette, it helps you guide the direction of everything else related to planning your big wedding day.
One of the most popular wedding themes of the day is a pink wedding theme. Pink is a perennially popular color for brides, with plenty of versatility, romance, and fun wrapped into a single color.
Of course, pink isn’t just a single color. There are shades of pink ranging from deep fuchsia, to more of a mauve pink, to the palest of pale pinks. The particular shade or shades of pink you choose to use can set the entire tone of your wedding ceremony. Deeper shades of pink can create an air of glamour and elegance, while pastel pinks can help craft a whimsical, vintage vibe.
The only caveat is being careful not to go overboard. You don’t want your wedding to look as though there was a Pepto Bismol explosion in the reception hall. Looking for the right way to incorporate a pink color scheme into your wedding day? Look no further, we have all the pink-themed wedding inspiration you need!
Let’s take a look at 25 pink wedding ideas to help you create the blush wedding of your dreams:
Picking a color for your dream wedding dress is top priority. This will be dictated by one of two things—either the color palette you choose or tradition. A traditionalist will opt for the classic white or cream wedding dress, whereas a non-traditionalist will consider an alternate color for her wedding gown. Neither way is wrong, both are a matter of preference.
If you opt for a white or cream gown, you can add pink detailing, such as a pastel pink bridal sash, pink beading, or sparkling pink jewelry. You could even pair the dress with glittery pink shoes as a nod to your favorite color, while still keeping with tradition.
Dress up your wedding party in your favorite pink shade so that you and your dress really pop in all your wedding photos, or dress them in a complementary color with pink details, such as pink shoes to match yours, and pink ties and cummerbunds. Styling each bridesmaid dress to be a different shade of pink can also complement nicely with a traditional, white wedding dress.
If you don’t mind thinking outside of the box, you could flip the script and wear a pink wedding gown. A deep shade of pink can be a very striking choice—especially when you dress up the rest of the wedding party in more neutral or pastel colors.
You could also choose a pink wedding dress that offers just the palest glimmer of the shade. Pale pink, as a wedding dress, is sleek and elegant, and doesn’t veer too far from tradition, which can be a happy medium for couples that aren’t sure how much they want to buck the norms.
If you veer more towards whimsy, dress up the rest of the wedding party in pale colors to match, and if you veer more toward drama and glamour, dress them up in a darker color, such as black or grey. Either way, you’ll all look amazing for your wedding photos, and that’s what counts, right?
If you adore a more modern spin on your wedding invitation invites, save-the-dates, and related stationery, why not go with a raspberry pink accent color, with black and white detailing? It’s fresh, chic, and classy. This will give your guests a sneak peek into your color scheme, and will leave them excited for the big day!
For those that love a young, fresh, upbeat style, you might try incorporating elements, such as bright green cacti, ferns, or other succulents into your motif. Consider incorporating elements that align with a summer or spring wedding, depending on your wedding date. You can also experiment with watercolor designs to keep things fresh and youthful. Watercolors also happen to pair well with an overall vintage style, if that’s your thing.
It’s important that you’re not boxed in. You can mix and match colors to your heart’s content and come up with the perfect pink wedding invitations results that are amazing. Go with colors and designs that best represent you as a couple and the vision you both have for your wedding day.
Maybe your wedding planning checklist includes putting some welcome gifts in your guests’ hotel rooms, or to surprise each of your bridesmaids with goodies. Both ideas are great, but they’re even greater when they are color-coordinated.
You can help set the tone for your pink-themed wedding by using pink gift boxes for wedding party gifts.
Some great wedding party gift ideas are:
If you plan to leave guests a little welcome gift in their hotel rooms, small pink gift bags are an excellent choice to stay in keeping with the wedding theme, as it continues to foreshadow what the guest experience will be like as the big moment looms closer.
As for wedding favors, you can add pink detailing, such as ribbon, and dress up almost any favor idea. For instance, sheer pastel pink sachets tied with fuchsia ribbons are simple and pretty—even better, they’re super easy on the budget. You can put candy inside each sachet, along with a monogrammed note with your wedding date, and viola.
The use of fresh flowers can bring a magical, romantic feel to your wedding decor, especially if you’re obsessed with all things floral. Bright bunches of pink peonies, deep pink roses, and everything in between are beautiful additions to your wedding flowers, whether you feature them in your wedding bouquet or wedding centerpieces.
One way to give a timeless flower a modern update is to use it in intriguing arrangements and shapes. There are options such as the arm sheaf bouquet (sometimes referred to as a pageant bouquet) as well as cascading bouquets.
These types of arrangements often fly under the radar as couples prioritize other types of arrangements, such as hand-tied bouquets and round corsages. The arm sheaf bouquet is cradled on one arm in the same way that a pageant queen cradles a bouquet after a victorious win, offering a floral idea that’s both unique and unexpected. Pick flowers of varying shades of pink, or mix it up with other flowers in complementary colors.
Cascading bouquets are also making a big comeback. These bouquets are beautifully luscious and can help create multiple decor looks, from chic and elegant to bohemian and wild decoration. The possibilities are endless! Some even feature trailing vines, which can work well for a magical, enchanted pink wedding theme.
Need some more ideas about how to incorporate the color pink into your wedding? Here are 21 additional ideas to incorporate this gorgeous shade into your big day:
A pink wedding cake is a great (and delicious!) way to incorporate pink into your wedding. There are a ton of ways to work the color pink into your wedding cake, from pink frosting to a pink sponge, pink filling to pink accessories. Have fun with it!
Don’t want to serve a large cake at your wedding? No problem? A cupcake tower with pink frosted cupcakes makes just as big (and yummy) of an impact.
If you want to stay away from cakes altogether, pink donuts are a great alternative dessert.
Looking for something else to help your guests satisfy their sweet tooth? Create a candy bar complete with a variety of pink-colored candies.
Welcome guests to your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, or wedding reception with a pink wedding sign. Keep it subtle by going with a wood sign with pink accents—or, for a bolder look, try a pink sign with black or white writing.
As mentioned, there are a ton of pink blooms to incorporate into your wedding floral design—and if you’re looking for an impactful way to showcase pink flowers, your wedding arbor offers a great opportunity.
If you want to work pink into your wedding in a traditional way, ask your bridesmaids to wear pink dresses.
You can also have your flower girl wear an outfit either in a shade of pink or with pink accents, like ribbons or bows.
Want your groomsmen to also rock a touch of pink? Work it into their accessories, like socks, ties, or pocket squares.
Your guests will visit your wedding website well before the wedding. So, if you’re going with a pink wedding theme, why not let them know from the get-go—and go with a pink-themed wedding website design as well?
Linens are a great way to incorporate shades of pink into your wedding tables. Go for a bold look with bright pink tablecloths—or, if you prefer a subtle touch of pink, go for pastel or blush napkins.
Another great way to incorporate pink into your wedding tables is with your seating. Opt for pink chairs in a luxurious fabric (like velvet) or add pink cushions to more neutral-toned chairs.
If you want additional seating, try scattering pink poufs around your wedding ceremony and/or reception area. (This look works particularly well for boho weddings!)
Table runners add a pop of color to wedding tables—so why not make that pop of color your perfect shade of pink?
Chargers are a foundational piece of wedding place settings. So, if you’re embracing a pink theme, consider pink metallic chargers.
Or, if the chargers don’t feel like the right pop of pink, consider going with pale pink glassware.
Your wedding lighting really sets the mood for your event—so consider working pink lighting into your lighting design, like pink fairy lights or string lights.
Paper lanterns double as lighting and decor—and if you go with pink paper lanterns, they also help to strengthen your pink wedding color palette.
Walk down the aisle on top of shades of pink with a blush-hued aisle runner. Or, if you prefer a more floral design, sprinkle pink petals down the aisle before you walk to the altar.
If you have a wedding ceremony program, consider working pink into the design—whether by using pink paper or pink design elements, like pink text.
Drive the pink theme home with an all-pink wedding photo booth, complete with a pink background and plenty of pink props.
If you do a pink-themed wedding, pink will (of course!) be the focal point of your wedding color palette. But in the interest of not going overboard, consider pairing other colors with pink as your main attraction. There are many shades that play well with the color pink, from beautiful metallic shades to black, grey, and even navy blue.
Why not try pairing a deep fuchsia pink with shades of silver and dark grey? Or combining a mauve pink with navy blue? You could even make your wedding simply feature differing shades of pink. The combination of pastels with bright colors provides enough interesting contrast that you don’t have to fear going overboard.
For instance, you could go with a very deep, dark pink as a beautiful accent color to be used sparingly, and blend it with a light pink and a creamy pastel with the merest hint of pink.