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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!