Thinking about having an Easter wedding? It can be a gorgeous time of year to get married! However, don’t feel like you have to use plastic eggs, chicks, and a cake full of Peeps. Here are seven of our favorite Easter wedding ideas.
Is it bad to get married on Easter weekend?
That’s up to you! Often folks have off on Easter Monday, so an Easter weekend wedding may be perfect for your family’s schedule.
Of course, also take into account the religious beliefs of your family, friends, and wedding attendants. You could always schedule a wedding during Easter on Friday or Monday if that’s more convenient.
Why have a wedding during Easter?
Spring is a lovely time of the year to get married. Plus, Easter is a time for family and love. While many couples prefer summer or winter-specific weddings, Easter is often overlooked.
An Easter wedding will often have great weather. However, if you choose to have an Easter weekend wedding, get your invitations out early. People tend to make plans early, and you want everyone to be able to attend — sending a save the date is also a good idea.
7 Easter Wedding Ideas for Your Big Day
If you’re having a wedding at Easter, you may want to include a bit of seasonal decor into your theme. Of course, you don’t want to go overboard, but you can use subtle nods to the season. Here are seven Easter wedding ideas to get you started.
1. Include spring flowers.
Easter falls during springtime, which is the ideal time to use seasonal flowers in your bridal bouquets and wedding decorations.
Spring blooms could be anything from daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths. You could also try and stick with pastel shades to keep with the Easter theme.
2. Incorporate Easter wedding colors.
Spring and Easter are all about pastel colors, so incorporate those muted tones into your day. Think about including pastel shades of yellow, pinks, purples, and greens.
Your bridesmaids could wear different colors, or you could stick with just one or two tones. Subtly colored organza bows and Easter wedding table decorations can also add to the theme.
3. Get creative with your Easter wedding favors.
One way to incorporate a springtime theme is to use Easter wedding favors. Wrap up festive chocolates and candy eggs, or give everyone a luxe chocolate bunny.
Fill an organza bag with mini foil-wrapped eggs in your wedding colors, or place a little box at each place setting. For children, you could have a personalized egg made for them — imagine their surprise!
4. Trade Easter wedding cakes for a dessert bar.
Easter is an ideal time to incorporate an epic dessert bar. Create a dessert bar that has Easter-themed treats, such as chocolate eggs and pastel desserts.
Even donuts, pies, and miniature cakes can be decorated in spring colors for a festive vibe at your wedding reception.
Another option would be macarons in muted tones or decorated Easter cookies (which also make fabulous favors!).
5. Curate an Easter-themed cocktail hour.
One way to add personality to your wedding reception is through having signature cocktails. Create a beautifully decorated bar complete with a drink that each of you chooses.
Include Easter candies into your drinks, and work with your bartender to include festive elements into drinks for your wedding guests to enjoy.
Be as subtle or avant-garde as you want. Your cocktails are another way to play with the theme without it taking over your whole wedding.
6. Consider incorporating feathers into your wedding flowers.
Another thing that comes to mind with Easter is little fluffy chicks. Therefore, feathers are a simple way to add a touch of Easter to your wedding decor.
Add long feathers or pampas grass to your bridal bouquets and Easter wedding centerpieces. You could also add a feather to boutonnieres and corsages or in your main bouquet.
Don’t feel like you have to overdo your wedding decor. Just a few feathers will add that touch of Easter to your decor.
7. Play with your wedding tablescape and place settings.
Finally, look at your place settings when you want to include Easter wedding ideas. Have a calligrapher write the name of each guest on a decorated egg or place an Easter cookie at each place setting.
Even white eggs can be a subtle way to nod to the spring holiday. Include an Easter color palette, spring flowers, and other elements for creative reception tables. If you have a daytime wedding, your guests could even decorate their own eggs to take home. How fun!
If you and your love have decided to have your wedding near Easter, try including one of these ideas. As you gather with loved ones, you’ll have a wedding day that you treasure for years (and a lifetime) to come.