Now that the season for winter weddings is almost over and one of the most, if not the most beautiful season is right around the corner, it is the perfect time to talk about spring weddings.
Whether your spring wedding is weeks or years away, there are some crucial do's and don'ts you should have in mind when planning your big day. While the spring, as a season, offers quite unique benefits, you should never forget it comes with a variety of unique challenges as well.
Spring is believed to be the most unpredictable season of all, which is why we decided to help you prepare for your spring wedding as much as we possibly can.
These are our best pieces of advice for planning a stress-free and beautiful wedding day in the springtime. Enjoy!
Do: Check the Weather Forecast
Just like we mentioned, spring can be fairly unpredictable, so there is no wonder why many people consider it the season where we get the best of both worlds. Some days, the weather is sunny and warm while the other is chilly and damp.
So, if you are having a spring wedding, it is extremely important to repeatedly check your local forecast for your wedding day and plan the whole event accordingly. When we say check the forecast repeatedly we suggest checking it every single day a month prior to your wedding. Frankly, there is no other way to know for sure what the weather is going to be like since, during spring, it changes rapidly and quite often.
Such routine checkups will help you know the weather forecast for sure, which will result in setting and accommodating your festivities and guests a lot easier.
Don't: Limit Your Colors to Pastels
One thing is for sure - spring weddings are widely known for their pastel color palettes. In case you prefer sticking to Earthy, pastel colors, it is okay to choose such colors. However, if you are already thinking about being unique with the colors of your wedding, we encourage you to think outside of the box and not limit yourself to pastels just because you are having a spring wedding.
For the ones who are willing to be bold, vibrant colors are perfect for the occasion. Pick one vibrant color, for example, magenta as the main color and combine it with a variety of pastel colors to achieve a sophisticated look.
Additionally, you can also align yourself with your wedding colors by opting for bridal jewelry or wedding necklace and earring sets in the pastel color/s you end up choosing.
All in all, if you really love a certain color, regardless of which it is, we say: Go for it! Remember, it is your big day and you should do as you please.
Do: Pick Seasonal Food and Florals
Incorporating seasonal food into your wedding menu, especially seasonal fruits and vegetables, will not only help you achieve the whole 'spring' wedding theme but will also aid in staying on a budget since out-of-season fruits and veggies can be quite expensive. Sweet peas, asparagus, and apricots are just a few of the multiple options that are in season during spring.
The same goes for florals. Embrace using seasonal flowers. If you choose flowers that are not in season, it means that they will have to be imported for your big day, which equals additional expenses. Spring flowers are a beautiful mix of symbolic and fragrant, textural and delicate and there are endless varieties to choose from. Among the blooms you can go for there are tulips, hellebores, ranunculus, white and cream roses, pear blossom, alstroemeria, lilacs, magnolias, and eucalyptus.
Furthermore, you can also integrate the chosen wedding flowers as table decorations or bridal hair accessories to complete the overall spring vibe.
Don't: Neglect the Comfort of Your Entourage
While the majority of your guests can freely dress according to the weather and their own comfort, your entourage is limited to tuxedos and gowns, which is something you should never overlook.
Instead of leaving your entourage to fend for themselves, we advise you to provide the men with snazzy blazers or jackets and the women with boleros or wraps to match their dresses but also protect them from the potentially cold weather. Never forget that the comfort of your guests as well as entourage should be your top priority.
Apart from this, make sure to regularly check up on your guests by asking them if everything is alright in regards to the temperature of the venue, the food, drinks, etc. By making everyone feel welcomed, comfortable and good you will achieve the goal of having a truly remarkable and unforgettable wedding.
Do: Incorporate a Theme
One of the biggest misconceptions about spring weddings is that they already have a theme, which is, well, spring. If you are up for having a spring-themed wedding, then it is okay, but if you are contemplating on doing something different, then you should totally go for it.
In order to have a memorable spring wedding, our suggestion is to select a theme that reflects your hobbies, passions, or a theme that you simply like for years now. A theme, no matter which you choose, combined with a little thought and creativity results in an extraordinary wedding, so it is definitely worth the risk.
An advantage of having a wedding theme is that you unconsciously help your guests pick the right attires and know what to expect. Additionally, you can pick wedding jewelry according to the theme of your big day, which is a great situation to have one less thing to worry about.
Don't: Forget the Spring Holidays
Easter, spring break, Passover, and Ramadan are the four major holidays that take place in spring, hence they can have an impact on the selection of your wedding date.
If you happen to plan a wedding over some of these holiday weekends and breaks may cause your guests to choose between the two occasions, one being your wedding day. Such hesitation may also cause a feeling of disrespect to some people's religion.
So, before making a final decision about your wedding date, sit down, look at the calendar, and take note of when these holidays fall. Then, choose a specific date somewhere in between these significant holidays.