Spring is just around the corner, and with the fresh air and fresh blooms, also comes the beginning of wedding season. Read below for a few tips for planning a spring wedding.
- Have a rain plan. Spring is notorious for its unpredictable weather changes. Rent a tent or have a second covered location just in case. Receptions with both indoor and outdoor options are a great solution. If you plan to go through with an outdoor ceremony rain or shine, notify your guests in advance so they can plan accordingly, and also bring extra umbrellas and towels to dry off seats.
- Stay warm. Warm, sunny spring days give way to cooler nights. Plan to layer yours and your bridesmaids’ wedding day attire with a shawl or sweater. Consider renting portable heaters for an evening outdoor reception or serving a warm beverage to keep guests toasty. A bonfire that guests could also use to roast marshmallows is a great idea provided your venue approves.
- Get on the calendar early. Spring is a popular time for weddings so you’ll want to book your wedding vendors early to ensure you get your top picks. You’ll also want to send save the date cards to your guests so they won’t plan other events.
- Stay in season. Ordering dahlias, for example, which are typically a fall flower, can be expensive. Instead choose flowers seasonal to spring such as tulips or peonies to keep costs reasonable.
- Choose your own color palette. Many brides think pastels are the only choice for spring weddings, and while they are beautiful hues, don’t be afraid to go bold if that’s your style. Bright colors like yellow, orange and magenta really pop against a lush green backdrop.
If you aren’t planning a spring wedding, check out these tips for summer weddings, and stay tuned for our fall and winter lists!