Bring creativity and playfulness to your nuptials with a whimsical wedding. A whimsical wedding theme reimagines elegance with energy and innovation. Colorful décor and original designs create a joyful ambiance that puts the couple and their story front and center.
We’ve searched through hundreds of real weddings on PartySlate to find our favorite whimsical wedding ideas. Keep reading to discover playful color palettes, artistic centerpieces, and imaginative design elements. After all, nothing ties a celebration together like a great wedding style.
1. Pops of Bright Balloons
Balloons aren’t just for kids’ parties anymore. Wedding balloon décor is trending, and it’s easy to see why. Balloons add instant whimsy to a first look — as well as general wedding décor.
2. Cotton Candy Hues
Cotton candy, the most ethereal of confectioner’s treats, brightens any scene. We love how this whimsical wedding color palette brings a playful vibe to any celebration.
3. Fluttery Butterfly Décor
Butterflies are the perfect metaphor for any wedding celebration. After all, marriage brings many transformations. Moreover, butterfly décor brings whimsical pops of color to everything from wedding cakes to invitations.
3. Whimsical Wedding Florals in Unexpected Hues
Even florals can become a blank canvas with the right imagination. These tie-dyed blooms inspire us to rethink floral design. From clouds of baby’s breath (a 2022 wedding trend) to bright and punchy pampas grass, whimsical florals have never been hotter.
5. Pastel Tapered Candles
Whimsical and romantic are complementary styles. Cue the candlelit dinners with pastel tapered candles. Complete your whimsical wedding tablescape with the addition of bright blooms.
6. Tendrils, Fronds, and Amaranthus
It’s true: Some plants are just more fun than others. Capture a whimsical wedding look with curling tendrils, spritely fronds, and playful amaranthus. Trust us, your photographer will thank you.
7. Winding centerpieces
Often, the winding path brings more adventure. These whimsical winding centerpieces bring a fun twist to traditional wedding reception tables.
8. Whimsical Wedding Elements With Colorful Flair
Florals aren’t the only way to bring a punch of whimsical color to your celebration. Consider everything from colorful tassels to signage to make your celebration pop.
9. Fanciful Florals — Where You’d Least Expect
Whimsical weddings always have a playful element. Therefore, it’s no surprise that florists and design teams often find imaginative ways to incorporate floral décor into the celebration. From the ceiling to the treetops, it’s time to rethink wedding flowers.
10. Whimsical Wedding Signage in Watercolor
Show guests to their seats in a playful manner with watercolor seating charts and table numbers. Expect friends and family to take a selfie with such beautiful artwork before sitting down to their meal.
11. Twinkling Whimsical Wedding Lights
Twinkling fairy lights conjure a romantic midsummer’s night. Capture the beauty of starlit skies and luminous fireflies with the help of lighting designers and a talented a/v team. There’s a reason we think wedding lighting should top your to-do list.
12. Bright and Colorful Confections
People Also Ask…
How do you have a whimsical wedding?
Finding inspiration for your whimsical wedding is just the first step. It takes a village (as long that village is full of talented wedding vendors) to turn dreams into reality. Head to PartySlate’s curated vendor directory to find the best local and national vendors for your celebration. Use the filters to narrow your search by vendor category, location, services, and more.
Where can I find a venue for my whimsical wedding theme?
PartySlate does the work for you and narrows down the best venue options based on your location and other criteria. Find vetted venues through PartySlate’s venue directory. Make sure to use the filters to narrow your search. If you see a venue you like, click into their profile to find real weddings hosted there.