Butterfly Themed Wedding Ideas for a Romantic Spring Wedding

Pretty, Chic and very romantic – Butterflies make for a lovely theme for any wedding, especially a Spring or Summer wedding! Here are some beautiful ideas for decorating and dressing for a Butterfly themed wedding.

Butterfly Themed Wedding Ideas


Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. Many couples choose to marry in spring for various reasons. Spring weddings are traditional and beautiful. Blossoming flowers, chirping birds and warm sunshine all combine to make spring a magical time of year. Celebrate your spring wedding with a fun butterfly theme and watch your most romantic dreams take flight!

Personalized 3-D Butterfly Favor Boxes


Outdoors is the perfect place for a spring wedding. A spacious backyard or park can make the ideal location for your ceremony and reception. Traditionalists or those in cooler climates may decide to hold their wedding in a church or other relevant indoor location, which is perfectly appropriate for all seasons.


For a butterfly theme spring wedding, you’ll want either butterfly shaped invitations or those that feature images of butterflies on them.

Butterfly Wedding Invitation
Blue Mountain Butterfly Wedding Invitation by Bella Baroque Design Wedding Stationery

Be sure to specify whether the wedding is indoors or outdoors and always request an RSVP. Send out the invitations at least two months ahead of time so that guests will have plenty of time to respond.


You’ll want to select wedding colors that match your theme. There are all different kinds of butterflies in all different colors. Go for solid color accents like streamers and balloons, combined with a butterfly-printed tablecloth.

Hand Painted Butterfly Decorations

Decorate the wedding venue with fake butterflies.

Butterfly Wedding Decorations
Butterflies on Columns Covered in Twinkle Lights and Tulle look Magical and Romantic. Photo Credit: Tim Pierce

You can even hang them from the ceiling with clear string or wire. Place one at each place setting for a lovely effect.

Butterfly Wedding Place Settings
Add a Butterfly to a Place Setting in Pastel Colors for a Butterfly Themed Wedding Table

Create an Butterfly themed arch of wrought iron which will serve as a beautiful backdrop for your wedding pictures. You can simply add large white butterflies to a basic iron or metal arch by gluing them on.

Butterfly Arch Wedding Decoration for Butterfly Themed Wedding

Attract Butterflies! If your wedding is outdoors and you want to attract real butterflies, choose appropriate wedding flowers like hollyhock, red columbine, honeysuckle, butterfly bush, rose of Sharon, delphinium and fuchsia.

Hand Painted Butterfly Garden Paper Parasol


When choosing a wedding gown, think light and airy. A ballerina-style gown with a frothy tulle skirt is ideal. If you would like to take a little more with the theme, choose a ‘Butterfly Wedding Dress’ like this one from BHLDN:

Butterfly Wedding Dress
Ethereal Monarch Gown by BHLDN with appliqued butterflies throughout the skirt.

or this one from Alfred Angelo:

Alfred Angelo Butterfly Wedding Dress
‘Rapunzel’ Dress from Alfred Angelo’s Disney Fairy Tale Bridal Collection

If you are unable find a ready-made dress, you can order a custom gown like this one:

Custom Butterfly Wedding Dress
A Custom Butterfly Wedding Dress by Marie Chalifoux-Fournier of One Kind Couture

Wear butterfly jewelry like a necklace, earrings or hair clip. For bridesmaids, choose butterfly patterned dresses or solid pastel dresses accented with butterfly jewelry.

The Groom’s attire can sport this lovely Butterfly Boutonniere:

Butterfly Boutonniere for the Groom

Bridal Bouquet

Nestle fake butterflies in your wedding flowers and bouquet.

Butterfly Themed Bridal Bouquet
Place a Large, Fake Butterfly on a Fresh Flower Bouquet

An alternative to fresh flowers is a gorgeous bouquet made of vintage butterfly brooches.

Butterfly Bridal Bouquet
A Vintage Jeweled Bouquet from Etsy Shop – Lionsgate Designs Brooch Bouquets


Your wedding menu should reflect the tastes of the season. For example, try pairing a light dish like chicken, pork or fish with steamed or roasted seasonal vegetables.

Cupcakes are the hottest trend of the season. Ask your baker to make butterfly themed cupcakes for dessert.

Butterfly Wedding Cupcakes
Fairy tale cupcakes with edible butterfly toppers will enliven your Butterfly Themed Wedding

Butterfly Wedding Cake

Flavors: There are lots of appealing choices for your wedding cake. You could go with traditional chocolate or vanilla, but why not go with something more invocative of the season? Lemon, carrot, berry and angel food are all great springtime wedding cake flavors.

Butterflies on the Cake: Adorn your wedding cake with colorful butterflies made from frosting or use cake decorations.

Check out our Butterfly Wedding Cake

DIY Butterfly Wedding Cake
Click to see this Gorgeous Wedding Cake and DIY Details

For artificial and edible butterflies for your cake, see these resources:

Hand Painted Something Blue Butterfly Cake Decoration – $19.95

from: HansonEllis

Hand Painted Garden Green Butterfly Cake Decoration – $19.95

from: HansonEllis

Hand Painted Romantic Pink Butterfly Cake Decoration – $19.95

from: HansonEllis

Beautiful Butterfly Cake Sets (Set of 25) – $19.99

from: My Wedding Favors


There are all kinds of creative wedding favors you can choose for your butterfly theme wedding. Butterfly shaped magnets are a cute choice.

Butterfly Personalized Magnet – $1.38

from: Escape Concepts

Or these porcelain Butterfly picks with almond bags are also a great way to combine modern romantic and traditional wedding favors:

A cute idea is to take a glass paint pen, which can be found at your local craft store, and either personalize these porcelain butterflies with your names and date or use as place cards. Put them on display in a basket or pot and write each guest’s name and setting assignment on them. You could even color code the tables and just put your guests name on that color butterfly.

Butterfly With Confetti Almonds – $4.00

from: Escape Concepts

Or, try giving your guests seed packets that will grow into butterfly-attracting flowers like cornflower, butterfly bush and honeysuckle.

Plantable Butterfly Wedding Favors – $1.65

from: Escape Concepts

Other popular wedding favors for all themes include disposable cameras, packets of birdseed and miniature bottles of blowing bubbles.

Butterfly Bubble Favors – $7.91

from: Beau-coup.com

Butterfly Cookie Cutter Favors – $1.72

from: Beau-coup.com

Butterfly Bookmark Favor

Butterfly Shaped Favor Boxes

from: Beau-coup.com

Butterfly Candy Tulle Favor