Marrying in the spring provides your special day with a beautiful, natural backdrop, from the blooming flowers to the glowing sunshine. To host a successful spring wedding, play off the season’s carefree atmosphere to ensure that your guests feel relaxed and comfortable. Incorporate airy, floating fashions into your bridal party and keep your colors as fresh as the season. Additionally, use nature as your decor to create the perfect springtime haven as you wed, whether you celebrate in a backyard or a botanical garden.
Book your venue, caterers and photographer about a year in advance. Because spring is the traditional peak wedding season, it is important that you make the necessary plans well in advance of your wedding date. Of course, if you are having a short engagement, this won’t be possible, but start arranging everything as soon as possible to ensure that you have the location and vendors you want.
Select your gown roughly 10 months before the wedding date, as selecting it helps you set the tone for all of your other elements. Select a gown that reflects the venue’s atmosphere; don’t go for a gown that is too formal for the venue. After all, spring is about celebrating the freedom of warm weather after the closed feeling of winter. Look for a light, airy gown that reflects the season’s ambiance.
Select a color theme to provide the basis for your decorations, bridesmaids’ dresses, stationery and place settings. Choosing your color scheme early in the planning process is the key to achieving a unified look. Incorporate the colors as flowers in your bouquet and as accents in the groom’s and groomsmen’s wardrobes.
Incorporate fresh details in all aspects of your day. From crisp white wine to delicate, flowing bridesmaid dresses, the wedding day should epitomize the season. Additionally, reflecting the season in your menu is also a good idea. Provide your guests with fresh salads and grilled white meat, then finish off the meal with fruity desserts and sponge cake.
Remain unstructured throughout the planning process. Spring is the season in which brides are allowed to have wild roses tumbling off their cakes and flower garlands in their hair. Keep everything uncontrived to create a casual, carefree atmosphere at your spring wedding. Even your bouquet can look unstructured: a bunch of wildflowers that look as though you picked them on your way to get married are every bit as romantic as full rose blooms.
- Because spring weddings take place during the peak season, weekend time is limited for most vendors. Therefore, you may be able to save some money by booking your wedding for a weekday.
When organizing your day, keep all of your planning elements together in one place by compiling them into a three-ring binder.
- If you are hosting an outdoor wedding, have a backup plan in mind in case it rains during your ceremony, whether you set up a marquee or retreat to a gazebo.
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