Tulip wedding inspiration, just in time for spring!
by Karly Anderson

What is the first thought that comes to mind when you see tulips? I can probably guess what the answer is – spring!

Looking for tulip wedding inspiration for your spring wedding day? No other flower quite symbolizes the start of spring and all the sunny, warm days ahead in the coming months. Tulips may not be the flashiest of flowers or evoke the strongest feelings as some other traditional wedding flowers do, but they do contain a certain level of sophistication that can be worked into a variety of your wedding details.

Give your wedding day a pop of spring and get inspired with these ideas on how to incorporate tulips in your big day.

1. Wedding Invitations

Photo by J. Press Designs via  Etsy

Photo by J. Press Designs via Etsy

Tulips don’t have to just be included in your wedding day in the form of an actual fresh flower; instead, consider including them on your spring wedding invitation! A cute graphic of a single stem or incorporating a tulip border around the invite or your new monogram will still bring a spring-like touch to your wedding.

Photo by Taviori via  Etsy

Photo by Taviori via Etsy


2. Bouquets

Whether you’re having a vintage-inspired wedding or a garden party-themed day, a bouquet of tulips can bring a soft touch of elegance to the overall look. You can add in some greenery and filler, such as baby’s breath, to make the tulips appear fuller, and a single tulip stem for each of the groomsmen boutonniere’s will look classy and dapper.


3. Escort Cards or Table Place Settings

Tulips make just as much impact as a single stem as they do in a large bouquet or centerpiece. Attach small stems to each guest’s escort card, or lay one across each table place setting for a touch of whimsy. You even can use paper tulips as a graphic or design element!

Photo by Jen Aitchison via  Etsy

Photo by Jen Aitchison via Etsy


4. Reception Centerpieces

Tulips are available in pretty much any color you can imagine, so the options are endless if you want to incorporate the flower into your reception centerpieces. Consider clustering solely tulips together in a short, tight arrangement, or group them together with a variety of other flowers for an eye-catching arrangement.


5. Favors

Tulip bulbs make for a memorable and unique favor for your guests to take home. Tulip bulbs are perennials, so guests can plant them in their garden and be reminded of you when they bloom in the spring every year! You even can make these favors yourself – Project Wedding offers an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to DIY your own perennial bulb bags.

Photo by Mary Swenson via  Project Wedding

Photo by Mary Swenson via Project Wedding

Be sure to consult your wedding florist for your options when it comes to incorporating tulips into your wedding décor – he/she will guide you on what type of tulip will work best for your needs.


Karly Anderson is a born and raised Midwest girl currently residing outside Milwaukee, Wis. Her blog, Miss in the Midwest, chronicles her take on beauty, life and style in the Heartland. Catch up with Karly on InstagramFacebook and Twitter