Before we know it, spring will be here! And with it will come gorgeous fresh flowers and greenery just waiting to grace your springtime nuptials. A fabulous focal point for all that beauty in bloom would be your wedding seating plan! As these finds from real weddings and floral designers demonstrate, you can opt to have stunning full flower frames or simpler flower-trimmed displays. Either way, the result will be oh-so-romantic in keeping with the joyful season of spring!
Spring Wedding Seating Plans: Romantic Floral Frames
There’s nothing like a fully flower-decked frame for a show-stopping effect—as you can see in these beautiful examples.
You may request your wedding florist to create one to complement the entire wedding décor. Or you can assemble one yourself, maybe with the help of crafty family members and friends! (See our how-to guide below.)
If you plan to go the DIY route, first inquire if your florist or the reception venue can supply a large easel to mount your seating plan on. Then, you can recycle an old frame you already have, or purchase a large open back frame from an outlet like Michael’s or Amazon.
If you’ll be using fresh flowers, you can buy them in bulk at a farmers’ market or at your nearest Trader Joe’s. Choose varieties like hydrangeas, carnations, roses, ranunculus, dahlias and baby’s breath to achieve a lush, full effect more easily. And select colors that complement your wedding palette, including greenery to create a natural, fresh as spring look.
Then, follow this simple how-to:
- Pre-soak small blocks of floral foam in water, then drain them so they are not dripping.
- Attach the foam blocks to the frame using crafting wire. Use paper towels to blot up any water drips that result from handling the foam.
- Trim the flowers’ stems, leaving about 2” to 3” on each bunch or flower head. If the stems include leaves, be sure to keep as much of the leaves intact, too.
- Insert the flowers into the foam, placing them as close together as possible for a nice, full look and securing any loose stems with wire.
- Continue this process until the frame is completely hidden by the flowers and greenery.
If you feel artificial flowers and leaves will be easier to handle, you can take your pick from the wide selection available via Amazon. Then, simply follow the same procedure above, minus the floral foam.
Image credits: 1 – Paula Rooney Weddings and Events, via Bella Brilla / 2 – Anneli Marinovich, via Boutique Blooms / 3 – Paula Rooney Weddings and Events, Mark Seymour Photography, via So You’re Getting Married / 4 – Penny Jane Flowers / 5 – Anneli Marinovich, via Love My Dress
Spring Wedding Seating Plans: DIY Floral Embellishments
A more budget-friendly and DIY-able approach would be to simply adorn your seating chart with bunches of flowers or even single blooms. The result will still be full of springtime charm, as these next examples show!
Again, you may opt for either fresh or faux flowers and foliage. You can create a garland or vine-like effect (1, 5) by draping a length of greenery and a few pretty blooms on the seating plan frame.
You may also arrange flowers into elegant ombre-style borders for your chart (3), or simply tie sweet nosegays onto the easel (4, 6) for that touch of spring.
Finally, don’t forget individual flowers. Why not have each table listing card held by a single rose bud and pinned to a fabric-covered board (2)? Simple yet so pretty!
Thanks to the beautiful bounty of spring, your dream of a romantic Floral Wedding Seating Chart can come true! Which style are you eyeing?
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