May Wedding Themes
April showers bring May flowers! When we think of May, we think flowers. Spring is giving way to summer, the days are warmer, and there are weddings to attend. Many of the ideas we have for June weddings are also appropriate for May weddings. Cottage. Outdoors. Flowers. BBQ. Picnic. Birds. Butterflies. Camping. Boating. Sailing. Beaches. You can take any of these ideas, and turn it into a great May wedding theme. Then, there are locations to give you a great idea for your wedding theme—the cottage, the park, public gardens, outdoor spaces at art galleries, race tracks, or the family farm. These can also inspire you to choose the theme that is right for you.
But when it comes to May wedding themes, let’s face it. It is about colour, and it is about flowers. Typical colours for spring include shades from the pastels to the vibrant—yellow, pink, blue, violet, and green are most common—with various shades in between, and flowers tend to be seasonal ones purchased locally.
The garden theme is perfect for a May wedding. These miniature watering cans make great wedding favors, or you can use them to decorate your buffet table, or your reception tables. They can be filled with fresh, cut flowers, or you could plant flowers ahead of time in the container and have live plants that can be transplanted later by your guests. Enlist the help of a family member who has a green thumb and knows about growing plants, or forcing flowers to bloom on schedule. A beautiful, fragrant, growing flower would be a unique item at your wedding.
To continue the flower theme, there are many candles that are in the shape of flowers that can be used as wedding favours, or you can use them to decorate your reception site. Candlelight is always elegant and beautiful, and adds sparkle to your reception tables. These orchid candles are not only beautiful, but come 28 to a package, so you can put them inside a glass bowl, arrange them on a table, or package them up as wedding favours.
Another great idea is to use decorative bottle stoppers with flowers in your wine bottles on the tables. This bit of whimsy is fun, subtle, and the bottle stoppers could be given to the longest married couple at each table. Wedding favours are great for your guests, but many of them can double as decorative items for your buffet table, dessert table, cake table, and of course, the reception tables. A subtle reinforcement of your theme through little items strategically placed can make your theme come alive without overtaking the elegance of your wedding decor.