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How to Plan a Bird Themed Wedding

January 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

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There’s something sweet + simple about a bird themed wedding. Whether you love nature, are itching for a little spring wedding inspiration, or are a fan of sweet little love birds, a bird themed wedding may be the perfect theme for your wedding or bridal shower. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite handmade wedding items to inspire you with love bird themes and subtle nature-inspired finds. There are a TON of items here, so grab a huge cup of coffee and enjoy!

Engagement Shoot

Kick off your bird themed wedding by following through on each aspect of the planning process, including your engagement shoot. We love these bird themed wedding photo props, such as this love bird banner by Little Retreats:

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Show off you are not only love birds but “best friends”, too, with this decoration by Ritzie:

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Save the Date

Once your date is officially set, spread the happy news by sending a save the date with a love bird theme. We adore these bright + poppy save the date cards with a love bird theme by Hello Pretty Studio:

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… and, if you’re in more of a gift-giving save the date mood, check out these amazing save the date magnets handmade by My Little Chickadee Creations. We love them!

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Wedding Invitation

Keep the bird themed wedding inspiration going with a bird-inspired wedding invitation like this pretty suite by Sanskripts:

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We also adore this bird-shaped wedding invitation by Timeless Paper:

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For a burst of color, check out these pretty bird themed wedding invitations by Cut The Cake Etsy. Cute!

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Ceremony

Pass out these ceremony programs to guests before the walk down the aisle to kick off your bird-inspired wedding. We think these programs by One Ten Stationery are charming:

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Instead of tossing rice, opt for birdseed instead! It is a much safer alternative (and the birds will love you for it). We spotted these adorably-packaged birdseed pouches by Jacquelyn Vaccaro:

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Don’t forget to tie in your ring pillow to your bird theme! This bird’s nest by Rustic Blend ties in seamlessly.

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Favors

Send guests home with sweet handmade favors that tie into your bird theme. For instance, this adorable bird favor by My Cherry Tree features a shabby chic feel and makes a great take-home gift.

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Are you sending guests home with candies? Place them in these custom stamped muslin favor bags by Crafty Clementines:

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For a pop of color and pre-packaged favors with personalized stickers, check out these favor bags by Esla Events:

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For a gift your guests will be happy to use, check out these eco-friendly bird seed favors by Green Doxie Events. Guests can hang them outdoors for birds to enjoy!

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Who doesn’t love a pretty lavender sachet? These are exceptionally sweet + handmade by Lavender and Lily in a variety of colors:

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These bird favor boxes by Paper Acorn can be opened and filled with your favorite candies.

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Reception

For your reception, we encourage you to utilize a few bird themed wedding ideas. For starters, check out this beautiful bird cake topper by Cinnamon Birds. Adorable details!

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A custom sign is always a sweet idea for your wedding site. And, you can reuse it after the wedding day in your love nest! This chalkboard sign by Sweet To My Heart is a beautiful option:

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Add love bird decor to your buffet with these chalkboard signs by Let’s Talk Chalk which features an elegant bird theme:

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Love music? Vintage patterns? You’ll adore the bird themed wedding cake toppers by LJO Collection as much as we do! These birds will look great on your wedding cake (and afterward as love nest decor).


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These bird toppers can be used on your wedding cake (or sweetheart cake) and afterward atop your anniversary cakes to remember your special day. This pair of love bird cake toppers is by Country Squirrels R Us:

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This crafty tree and birds nest decor piece can be used in a variety of ways throughout your reception. The detail on this piece is amazing! Spotted at Amuse You:

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Add a romantic glow to your reception with these bird themed wedding candle holders by Orly Design:

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Make sure guests can find their seats with these table numbers which feature a bird silhouette at the top. By TiffZippy.

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These love birds chair signs are a must for the bride and groom! This pair of chair signs with a bird theme is handmade by Bragging Bags:

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Display a pretty bird themed garland with handmade help from Red or Gray Art. This is such a pretty decoration piece!

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Jewelry

Tie your bridesmaids’ gifts or wedding jewelry into your theme with these bird-inspired finds. This first necklace is by Roses & Lemons and we love the pop of red with the rose cabochon:

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This next necklace offers a simple bird silhouette handmade by Peach Tree Lane:

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For a bracelet option, we thought this was a perfect choice featuring birds and a simple clasp. By Petite Deer:

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For the bride, this bird themed wedding necklace also includes a little “something blue”…

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A bird cage trinket on a long chain makes this necklace a beautiful statement piece! By Stella Creations.

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Gift bridesmaids with initial necklaces that tie into your bird themed wedding with these pretty baubles by Tyra Handmade Jewelry:

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Gift Ideas for the Couple

If you’re shopping for a special couple’s upcoming big day, why not tie in their ‘love bird’ theme with a special handmade gift? These mugs will warm their hearts every morning and are handmade by Mary Elizabeth Arts:

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And, this is one of the cutest ceramic bowls we’ve ever seen! This bowl is by Tasha McKelvey and can be used for all kinds of homemade meals forever after.


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Gift the happy couple with a keepsake wall art print like this one by Tile Pendant Jewelry:

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Thank You Cards

Don’t forget to tie in your thank you cards to your theme after the wedding day! These cards by Dean Penn and Paper are one of our favorites:


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We also love these thank you cards by Two Pooch Paperie. Check out the bride bird’s veil – too cute!


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And, you can tie in your love for birds throughout correspondence happily ever after with these charming bird themed stamps by Love To Create Stamps:


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Bird Themed Wedding DIY

You didn’t think we’d leave you without a bird themed wedding DIY, did you? ;) We found this beautiful DIY bird nest necklace by Sarah Ortega and we urge you to give it a try! These would make perfect gifts for your bridesmaids.


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For the full how-to scoop, click here. Or, you can also purchase her beautiful creations via Poppy & Pine, her Etsy shop:


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We hope you enjoyed this bird themed wedding round-up!

Happy Planning!


-E.


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