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Best Wedding Decoration Ideas, Centerpieces, Colors, and Party Favors for Every Season

Which time of the year are you getting married? Here are some colors and décor ideas for every season



Not sure what “theme” you want for your wedding? The seasons and their holidays offer plenty of suggestions for centerpieces and party favors. It can be a lot of fun planning ideas that match a particular season!

For those getting married in the spring:

The colors of spring are pinks, yellows, light blue, and any other pastel. Major springtime holidays include Easter and Memorial Day. For centerpieces, you might want to consider tulips in watering cans, small birdhouses, little potted plants, and decorated Easter or May Day baskets.

For party favors, try mini, pastel-colored watering cans with votive candles inside; seed packets personalized with the couple’s name and wedding date; flower bulbs; chocolate Easter bunnies; or cream-filled chocolate Easter eggs.

summer wedding decorations

For those getting married in the summer:

The colors of summer are red, white, and blue; sea green; peach; or anything bold and bright. The Fourth of July is probably the biggest, most well-known summer holiday. Centerpieces for a summer theme can include fish bowls (complete with fish!), sand castles made from magnetized sand with shells, beach glass and pond rocks, and vases with American flags.

As for party favors, consider sun‑catchers, seashell candles or soaps, or sunglasses personalized with couple’s name and the date of the wedding.

fall wedding decorations

For those getting married in the fall:

The colors of autumn include rust, golds, and any earthy tone (or combination thereof). Popular holidays are Halloween and Thanksgiving, both of which lend themselves to a large variety of centerpiece and party favor ideas. Try potted mums, Jack‑o‑lanterns, bundles of wheat cinched together with a ribbon or twine, and mini scarecrow.

Party favor ideas include leaves pressed and laminated into bookmarks, gourds or miniature pumpkins, and even Trick‑or‑Treat bags filled with candy corn and individually wrapped candy.

winter wedding decorations

For those getting married in the winter:

Popular colors of the winter are navy, burgundy, maroon, and any other dark, rich colors. Obvious winter holidays include Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Fun winter centerpiece ideas include large snow globes, pinecone or evergreen wreathes with pillar candles inside — and, for those with larger budget, ice sculptures.

Ideas for winter party favors include mini decorated Christmas trees, ornaments, evergreen-scented candles, and stockings filled with just about anything!

When did you get married? Did you have a seasonal theme? Share your ideas in the comments box below!

Have a wedding question? Write to me at judy@hvmag.com

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Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

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