Spring is the time of year when the days start to get longer, the trees begin to bloom, and the weather gets warmer. So what better time to plan a wedding than when things are starting to get greener? If you enjoy the idea of a summer wedding, but don’t enjoy competing with four other wedding parties for that one perfect Saturday, then holding your wedding in the Spring is a perfect alternative, provided you do your homework before putting down those nonrefundable deposits.
Plan for the Weather
Yes, spring does bring nicer weather with it. But it doesn’t mean that winter is a distant memory. Along with the risk of a freak April snowstorm, you may also have to contend with spring rain showers and temperatures that are still on the cool side. When looking at venues, you might check out some that offer both indoor and outdoor options, and work out with the venue what happens in the event of inclement weather. When packing for the wedding, toss in a cute pair of rain boots or an umbrella in your favorite color, just in case you want to get those lovely outdoor photos during a drizzle.
Experiment With Color
Yes, white is the traditional color for weddings. And yes, pastels are popular in weddings, especially in spring. But who’s to stop you from incorporating other colors? Make a statement at your wedding by bringing in shades of color that offset those lovely spring pastels, like a deep chocolate brown with a mint green, or a latte hue with light blue. Just remember to keep your color palette simple for an elegant look.
Book Things Early!
As with summer, spring wedding weekends book up fast. You might want to look at venues, catering, and other options as soon as you decide on a spring wedding, especially if you’re looking at a weekend followed by a Monday holiday. Once you find that venue you’re in love with, make sure to secure your date with a deposit so you lock in your day; many venues will allow this even if your other details (colors, flowers, etc.) aren’t worked out yet.
Think Outside the Box on Favors
Tired of silver photo frames and other trinkets for wedding favors? Why not give something that evokes spring? You might give each guest a small package of seeds for their garden, or a tiny sapling version of your favorite tree, or even a flower bulb that represents your wedding flowers, like tulips or lilies. That way, guests can plant them in their yard and remind themselves of your special day when the flowers finally bloom.