Top 10 Spring Wedding Invitation Ideas

Love blossoms in springtime, and so do weddings. Check out Zola’s spring wedding invitation ideas.

By Ruksana Hussain

Spring Wedding Invitation Ideas
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The First Look ✨

  • Spring wedding invitations open the door for many creative designs. Some of our favorite spring invitation designs include flowers, greenery, lace, dusty pastels, and birds.
  • You should always send out save the date cards so that guests can plan. Invitations should be sent six to eight weeks before the wedding.
  • Spring invites can match your wedding decor and fit many styles, including modern, classic, and rustic.

Spring is a stunning time for a wedding. Not only can you choose from a bounty of beautiful blooms and lush greenery, but you’ll face less competition for the best venues and vendors.

Planning the perfect spring wedding celebration starts with your invitations. There are many lovely options to pick from, and we’ve put together this guide with some of our favorites.

Our Top 10 Spring Invitation Ideas

Ordering your invitations is a crucial step in the wedding process. It puts all your wedding planning and ideas into print for everyone to see. At Zola, we understand that feeling well, which is why we try to make ordering invitations as seamless as possible. When you order your invites from us, you can expect:

  • Plenty of gorgeous designs for every budget

  • Free samples and shipping

  • Matching wedding website

We’ve listed our 10 favorite spring wedding invitations here to inspire you.

1. Fresh Greens

Spring is all about new growth and the color green. Stark white backgrounds with bright, bold green leaves bordering the card will make a great choice for a modern-style wedding. Creamy linen with pale green foliage makes lovely classic invitations.

Photo credit: Minted

2. Spring Blooms

If you’re looking for more color, try some fabulous spring flowers or wildflowers for your boho invitation design. There are too many alluring spring flowers to list here, but some of our favorites for floral invitations include:

  • Roses

  • Pansies

  • Anemones

  • Daffodils

  • Tulips

  • Columbine

  • Irises

  • Primroses

  • Forsythia

  • Crocuses

  • Violas

  • Rhododendrons

  • Peonies

As you can see, every color you can imagine can be found in spring flowers. The ways to incorporate them into your floral wedding invitations are also endless. You can try:

  • Floral wreaths

  • Foil stamped flowers

  • Floral borders

  • Large, boldly colored blooms with white text

  • One or two highly detailed flowers against a white background

Photo credit: Minted

3. Spring Animals

If your big day is going to be in the countryside and you’re going for a more rustic look, nothing is cuter than baby spring animals. Lambs, bunnies, chicks, kittens, and many others will look adorable incorporated into your invites.

Photo credit: Zazzle

4. Dusty Pastels

Spring weddings are meant for a soft, pretty color palette. Dusty pastels fit the bill perfectly. Some magnificent spring colors include:

  • Pale mint green

  • Muted rose and pink

  • Silvery lavender

  • Peach

  • Icy blue

  • Creamy yellow

You can use these shades as the background for your invitation with dark inked fonts or some classic calligraphy. Or try a white card with muted florals. Many of these will also be complemented by a touch of foil stamping.

Photo credit: Etsy

5. Birds

The sounds of birds singing outside your window are often one of the first signs that spring is finally here. Adding these lovely specimens to your invitations evokes a natural and woodsy feel perfect for whimsical rustic weddings. Some of our favorite delightful spring birds include:

  • Robins

  • Bluebirds

  • Woodpeckers

  • Warblers

  • Goldfinches

  • Cardinals

  • Orioles

  • Hummingbirds

  • Wrens

  • Swallows

One nice thing about birds is that they can be a theme on their own, or you can use them as additional embellishment for your other spring wedding theme ideas. Birds can work well with floral, greenery, animals, and more.

Photo credit: Etsy

6. Lace

Classic spring weddings are the perfect venue for airy fabrics and lace. Lace pairs perfectly with pastels and floral designs. Some of our favorite ways to use lace on your wedding invitation suite or template include:

  • Pastel invites with delicate white lace printed on the edges

  • Frilly white lace printed across the middle of the card

  • Lacey cutouts

  • Fine white lace wreaths around the border of your invites

Photo credit: Etsy

7. Rustic

Brown craft paper and twine can be combined to make a charming invitation perfect for a springtime countryside wedding or bridal shower invitations. Barnwood also makes an attractive backdrop for sprigs of spring flowers and lace. Other elements that are ideal for rustic invitations are:

  • White fairy lights

  • Lanterns

  • Mason jars

  • Tree trunks

  • Sunflowers

  • Gingham patterns

  • Foil stamping

Photo credit: Etsy

8. Custom Photographs

DIY photo invitation cards are a magnificent way to let your guests see your happy faces on your invitations. The possibilities for creative photos are endless. For spring wedding invites, we recommend these locations:

  • Fields of flowers

  • Open meadows with plenty of green

  • Near trees just beginning to bloom

  • In a garden

  • Near a rustic barn

You’ll want to pick a spot representative of your wedding venue and style. And if you can’t pick just one photograph, don’t fret. It’s possible to include several in a tasteful and visually appealing manner.

Photo credit: Elegant Wedding Invites

9. Go Bold

While many people associate spring with pastels and light, frothy fabrics, that doesn’t mean you can’t challenge the norm. If you’re looking for a more glamorous and modern look, try going bold with your invites. Some of our favorite striking spring design ideas include:

  • White background with vivid tulips

  • Navy or black background with pale pink or yellow roses

  • Dark background with striking white lace detail

Bold invites set the stage for some interesting decor design choices as well. They open the door for bright tablecloths, flowers, and clothing that will turn heads and create a memorable atmosphere.

Photo credit: Creative Fabrica

10. Destination

Let’s talk about some delightful invitation ideas. Beach weddings are popular, and they provide a stunning backdrop for photographs. If you’re instead planning a woodsy or countryside getaway, or maybe a black tie affair in a botanical garden, a lovely image of a flowery meadow or a green forest is a perfect choice.

Photo credit: Etsy

Things to Consider When Ordering Spring Wedding Invites

If you’re ordering your wedding invites from Zola, we include free envelopes so you can cross those off your list. We can also match your save the date cards, RSVP cards, and any other wedding stationery to your invites for an appealing unified look.

Do You Need to Send Save the Date Cards?

We’re big fans of save the date cards, because they let your guests know what to expect. They can also help you gauge how many people are going to likely be able to attend your wedding. They’re a nice courtesy, especially for people who will need to take days off work.

When Should You Send Out Your Invitations?

Proper wedding etiquette dictates that you should wait until six to eight weeks before your wedding to send them out. You should give your guests until two to three weeks before the wedding to RSVP, so that you have enough time to finalize your guest list.

Destination Weddings in Spring

Many couples like to use a spring wedding as a getaway, especially if you live in a colder climate where winter doesn’t seem to want to release its icy grip. A few things to consider if you’re planning a spring destination wedding include:

  • Travel Difficulties: First, snowy storms and heavy rains can wreak havoc on flight plans. Second, some of your guests might have trouble taking time off from work in the spring if they’ve planned to use vacation time at a different time of year.

  • Weather in Your Destination: You probably selected your destination because the weather is typically nice. But if there’s a possibility of rain or colder weather, make sure you have a contingency plan that won’t leave you and your guests out in the cold.

  • Spring Breakers: Spring break crowds can also drive up the prices of hotels and other activities near your wedding. If you’re planning a spring beachfront affair, don’t select a location that is popular with spring breakers.

Spring Menus

It can be a tedious chore to pick the right caterer. But instead of spending time stressing over that, use Zola’s list of prescreened wedding vendors to get straight to food providers that won’t leave you and your guests hungry. Then, you can plan a delectable menu with spring favorites such as:

  • Cheese plates

  • Fresh green vegetables such as peas, beans, cucumbers, and asparagus

  • Mixed fruit salads

  • Green salads with goat cheese and a light vinaigrette

  • Lightly prepared fish such as salmon or tilapia

  • Roasted lamb with mint

  • Sea scallops

  • Light vegetable risotto

  • Fruit tarts

  • Macaroons in pastel colors

  • Cupcakes

Often one of the most difficult tasks is deciding on the right menu for your wedding. You want to offer something to please every guest but, with picky eaters and dietary restrictions, it can feel impossible.

Including a space on your RSVP cards or your wedding website for guests to note any special food requirements they have can make it easier for you to ensure everyone can eat. It’s always a wise idea to include a gluten-free option and a vegan or vegetarian option.

Spring into Wedding Planning with Zola

We love all things spring and want to help inspire you to craft the perfect spring wedding. When you use Zola’s free wedding planning resources, the planning process becomes less stressful and more streamlined.

There’s no more worrying about the invitations going out on time, tracking your RSVPs, or finding a reliable caterer. Instead, you can relax and enjoy the process of planning your ideal spring wedding celebration. Let Zola start helping you plan the celebration of your dreams today.

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