Spring is a season that everybody loves. With the weather warming up, trees leafing out and flowers starting to bloom, spring is all about a fresh start, just like the joining of two lives in a wedding ceremony. If you and your soon-to-be spouse have chosen spring as the time to exchange your vows, there are several seasonal advantages that will help you in planning the perfect Spring Wedding day.
Selecting Your Color Scheme
You may be a traditionalist and therefore quite content with pastels. You may envision your bridesmaids in pink, pale yellow or sky blue, and that’s perfectly fine. But if you want to add a little pizzazz, consider a two-color theme. You could pair that sky blue with mocha, or the pale yellow with sage green. How about pale pink bridesmaids dresses with hot pink sashes? You will be seen as a traditionalist who likes a certain amount of flair, and that’s a good thing. The two-tone spring color scheme should, of course, be carried out in everything from the invitations you select to the table linens at your reception.
A Wide Choice of Flowers
In spring, flowers of every kind are in season, giving you countless opportunitie
s to think outside the box. Roses, of course, are a favorite spring flower for wedding bouquets and table decorations. However, keep your mind open to daffodils, hyacinths and peonies. In the wide variety of spring flowers that are available, you will undoubtedly find those that complement your color scheme. You can also use interesting greens as a backdrop for your favorite colors. Think herbs or ivy. As an extra benefit, you will be able to find gorgeous flowers that, because they are plentiful at this time of year, will be much less expensive than those you would need for a winter wedding.
The Wedding-Friendly Budget
When you begin thinking about how to plan a spring wedding, you will find that another advantage is cost. Just as flowers are less expensive at this time of year, so are the fabrics for bridesmaids dresses because they are lighter in weight and filmier than what you would find in the fall or winter. The menu for your reception is also going to be kinder to your pocketbook because there are so many delightful in-season options.
Loving the Location
It will not be hard to find the perfect spot to celebrate your nuptials. One word of caution, however, and that is to avoid areas that are popular for spring break, if possible. However, if you are set on a location like Palm Springs or Fort Lauderdale, remember to book your reception venue and guest accommodations early; there will be a great deal of competition for airline tickets and hotel rooms. If you are planning to honeymoon in a popular vacation area during spring break, check with the resorts there to find out whether they will be hosting groups of spring breakers. If so, you might want to look for a quieter, more romantic honeymoon destination.
Spring is the perfect time to celebrate your wedding outdoors—your reception, at least. Rain is always the one big concern. The answer is to have a tent. This can be a very stylish solution, rain or shine, because it can be decorated so beautifully and you and your guests can still enjoy the great outdoors. If you would like to chat about spring wedding planning, the staff at Grand Central Party Rental can give you some great ideas.