ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Gender and Relationships»
  • Weddings & Wedding Planning

Cherry Blossom Wedding Theme Ideas

Updated on March 9, 2014
Beautiful Cherry Blossom Wedding. Image Courtesy of Flickr's spettacolopuro
Beautiful Cherry Blossom Wedding. Image Courtesy of Flickr's spettacolopuro

The Cherry Blossom Wedding Theme

There are so many simple ways to incorporate a cherry blossom theme into your special day. Because the cherry blossom is so delicate and lovely, it is the perfect accent to any wedding. It’s important to note that as you plan, you’ll want to add touches without overdoing it. Give your guests just a hint of the theme wherever they look. This can help reflect the true beauty of the flower.

Start with the Invitations

The first thing your guests will receive that denotes the cherry blossom wedding is the invitation. Make a selection that subtly includes a cherry blossom. You can find many budget friendly options online where you can have your invitations printed. A ghosted back cherry blossom looks elegant while bold pinks and browns tend to really show off the flower. Work with a printer who can offer you several choices until you find the design that pleases you.

Cherry Blossom Wedding Program Example

Image Courtesy of Flickr's
Image Courtesy of Flickr's

The Programs

When the big day arrives, you’ll be in the dressing room, and your guests will be filing in for the ceremony. They’ll be expecting some sort of program to tell them the sequence of events and who is in your party. This is yet another chance to incorporate your theme. You can have programs printed that match your wedding invitations, and you can also include a sprig of cherry blossom tied to a ribbon. Silk blooms may work best here as they will be handled, and you want them to withstand the ceremony.

Cherry Blossom Wedding Ideas

The Centerpieces

You can really make your theme apparent through the wedding reception centerpieces you create. If you are making them on a budget, you can easily find interesting vessels to hold long stems of cherry blossoms. Scour antique stores or flea markets to find vases that will lend a decorative but different air to each table. Then fill them with a little water, some stones from a craft store, and you have a beautiful focal point at each table.

If you’d rather not go vertical, you can also make a centerpiece out of candles. Simply choose either a thick candle or several small floating candles and place them in a low bowl of water. Add some real cherry blossoms to the water and you’ll have a gorgeous floating centerpiece that makes conversation with guests across the table possible.

Cute cherry blossom place card holders
Cute cherry blossom place card holders

Pretty Card Holders

You can purchase beautiful cherry blossom place card holders for each person. The first sight your guests will see at the reception is an array of flowers. Each one can hold the table number and name of the guest. You can leave a note that they may keep their flower or simply have them leave them at their table.

Napkins with Flair

Most people don’t give much thought to the bar napkins, but you can add a nice touch with personalized wedding reception napkins. You can have them printed with the happy couple’s names and your special date. This is a subtle and useful way to build on your theme.

Cherry Blossom Wedding Candles
Cherry Blossom Wedding Candles

Candlelit Glow

Even if you are having a daytime wedding, you can choose to have candles lit all around your venues.

You can find lovely votive candle holders with cherry blossoms with printed on them or you can simply go for cherry blossoms candle favors.

Fill with a white or pink candle and set them up around your reception. The glow will be lovely.

Cherry Blossom Soaps from Wedding Favors Unlimited
Cherry Blossom Soaps from Wedding Favors Unlimited

The Little Touches

It’s really the little touches that make the theme work. Don’t overlook the powder room when decorating for your day. Arrange to have cherry blossom soaps in pretty gift baskets ready for guests to freshen up with. You could also include little embroidered silk bags with cherry blossoms on them for guests with emergency supplies such as band aids, a needle and thread and such. Guests will appreciate the time you took to think of these things.

Image from Wedding Favors Unlimited
Image from Wedding Favors Unlimited

A Lovely Thank You

When you return from your honeymoon, you can still keep your wonderful theme going. Have thank you cards printed ahead of time with a cherry blossom theme and your new name and address. You can find preprinted cherry blossom note cards on the web as well if you want to be more budget friendly.

It's Up To You!

What is your favorite cherry blossom wedding idea?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Beautiful idea. The cherry bloosom is so romantic.

    • profile image

      MC 6 years ago

      I bought a beautiful cherry blossom hair comb from an Etsy store called Two Pearls In A Pod at Absolutely stunning pieces.

    • Ingenira profile image

      Ingenira 7 years ago

      I love cherry blossom and what a wonderful idea to have it as a theme for wedding! Awesome ! I am going to share this with my friends who are going to get married this year. Thanks !

    • pocketinvites profile image

      pocketinvites 7 years ago

      I am also one of the avid fan of cherry blossom invitations. I love it so much!

    • invita profile image

      invita 7 years ago from Tampa, FL

      I own an invitation store, and we see more and more people interested in cherry blossom invitations. Nice hub!

    • mulberry1 profile image

      mulberry1 7 years ago

      The Cherry Blossom theme is definitely one of my favorities. I love the colors and the beautiful floral patterns. Some of those dresses were just stunning.

    • janices7 profile image

      Janice S 7 years ago

      Great ideas and beautiful photos!

    • MexicaliBill profile image

      MexicaliBill 7 years ago from Puerto Vallarta

      Love the picture under the cherry tree! It reminds of the Cherry Blossom festival in Washington DC every Spring. I was lucky enough to see it once and it is truly amazing.