wedding place setting with whimsical pastel color palette and geometric favor box
Lindsey Mueller Photography

Watercolor wedding details add a colorful, artistic element to your big day, no matter your wedding theme or style. Abstract watercolor paints are as versatile as they are beautiful, and whether you're going for statement-making colors or a soft muted palette, the options are practically endless. From wedding stationery to hand-painted cakes, we've rounded up some of our favorite watercolor wedding ideas to inspire your own decor. 

Check out these creative watercolor wedding ideas below.

Bridal shower invitations

We're obsessed with this bridal shower invitation idea that's easy to recreate at home in just a few hours. Whether you're planning a bridal shower for someone else or are the guest of honor and want to drop a few hints to your MOH, this watercolor creation is totally gorg! 

abstract watercolor wedding invitation suite with blue and blush colors
Betlem Calligraphy

Wedding invitations

Along with bridal shower invites, watercolor wedding stationery is oh-so-romantic. This abstract blue-gray wash creates just the right amount of contrast against a white paper backdrop. Slightly torn edges are polished but not overdone. 

wedding vow notebooks painted with light blue watercolor monogram
Cami Monet Watercolor and Calligraphy

Vow notebooks

You could read your wedding vows off of your phone, or you could use these pretty watercolor notebooks instead! Add personalization to simple paper notebooks by writing your names or wedding monogram in watercolor paint. The best part is that these notebooks make beautiful keepsakes long after your wedding is over. 

watercolor wedding invitation envelope with painted address label and vintage garden stamps
Pigment & Parchment

Guest addresses

Oversized addresses written in watercolor paint are eye-catching and fun. For a whimsical effect, complete the look by adding a collection of vintage stamps in a cohesive color scheme to each envelope.  

custom watercolor wedding illustration with a map of the wedding venue and nearby streets
Simply Jessica Marie

Wedding map

A custom watercolor map is a fun way to show your guests exactly where your wedding venue is located (and what's nearby). This is an especially great idea if you're having a destination wedding, or if most of your guests are from out of town. You can personalize it with your favorite must-see spots or major landmarks that are worth noting. 

wedding ceremony programs decorated with colorful watercolor polka dots
ME Photo & Design LLC

Ceremony programs

Spice up your ceremony programs by adding a playful polka dot border. A multicolored palette is bold and fun, but this idea would look just as great with monochromatic hues or neutrals! 

potted succulent wedding favors with wedding hashtag cards and watercolor calligraphy
Lindsey Mueller Photography

Hashtag cards

First step: create your wedding hashtag. Then, let your guests know exactly how to share their selfies and snapshots by displaying cute watercolor wedding hashtag cards with your decor. How cute are these potted succulent favors

watercolor wedding escort cards with green and blue color palette
Photo by Basia

Escort cards

If you're looking for an easy yet stylish idea for your escort cards, look no further. Cut watercolor paper into squares, add a few splashes of color, and then complete the look with modern calligraphy. Display the finished escort cards using mini clothespins and wire mesh for boho chic style. 

blue dip dye and watercolor table linens for boho chic wedding reception
Ruffles & Tweed

Table linens

Incorporate watercolor details into your reception tablescapes with dip-dye tablecloths and linens. This gorgeous blue, green and gold setup is giving us major mermaid wedding vibes! 

pink watercolor table number for wedding reception centerpiece
Maison Meredith Photography

Table numbers

When it comes to wedding decor, even the smallest details count, so don't forget about your wedding table numbers! Painted table numbers are an easy way to incorporate watercolor wedding details into your style.  

custom wedding menu sign with watercolor calligraphy
Pigment & Parchment

Reception menu

You worked hard to create your dream wedding meal, so why not show it off with a custom watercolor menu? Display one on each table so your guests know exactly what's for dinner.

watercolor sketch of bride and groom at wedding reception
Simply Jessica Marie

Custom sketch

Looking for a cocktail hour or reception entertainment idea? Hire a watercolor artist to create custom sketches! Ask the artist to create quick, easy sketches (5-10 minutes each) that your guests can take home as unique wedding favors. Alternatively, you can have the artist paint a more detailed version of you and your brand-new spouse and have your guests sign it as a commemorative piece.

wedding place card with gray and coral watercolor calligraphy
Something Pretty Floral

Place cards

We hope your guests are just as excited as we would be to find our very own name painted in watercolor calligraphy. This wedding place card idea might be straightforward, but that doesn't make it any less lovely! 


Move over, naked cakes. Watercolor wedding cakes and hand-painted details are the prettiest desserts du jour. This pastel fondant cake would be stunning at a springtime garden wedding!