Spring is a very popular season for weddings and its no surprise why. With flowers blooming and trees blossoming, spring is an ideal time of year to plan your wedding. The scenery is stunning, and the weather is usually mild, avoiding the heatwaves of summer and snowstorms of fall. If you plan to have your wedding during the spring, here are some great tips to keep in mind:
Whilst the weather is usually mild, you still need to be prepared for showers. Hosting your wedding outdoors is incredibly popular this time of year, to make the most of the sun and the views, but make sure you are equipped to deal with rain too. Setting up tents and gazebos works well if your entire wedding is outdoors, but it also helps to look for venues that have the best of both. You can also invest in some wedding-appropriate umbrellas, in white or tones to match your color scheme. Whatever the weather, your day will be beautiful.
Spring is, of course, the season for flowers, so make the most of the seasonal bounty with lavish floral bouquets and decorations. Speak to your florist about locally grown flowers and make the most of flowers throughout your venue. You could also look for venues that have flower beds and trees already built-in, for even more color and variety. Flowers can be easily incorporated into other elements of your wedding too, including the cake!
To draw in the flowery spring-time feeling, you could incorporate floral and natural prints into your groomsmen’s outfits. Flowery printed pocket-squares and ties look great and will make your wedding more unique and stand out. Keep things light and bright with a soft color palette and incorporate peach tones, oranges, yellows, and minty greens. You could even dress your bridesmaids in different colored dresses to make things even more colorful and bright. You can really get creative with this, but if you are struggling for inspiration, flipping through magazines or a quick browse on Pinterest will get you inspired.
Finding the right venue is one of your first steps when planning your wedding, as it will give your canvas to decorate and bring to life. Because spring is such a popular season for weddings, make sure you get your venue booked well in advance, so you don’t miss out when they are all fully-booked. You should try looking locally for the right venue, as this will reduce travel costs and make things much easier. There are often lots of hidden venues right under your nose, so do your research and look carefully.
If you are local to NYC, more brides are choosing the Liberty Warehouse for their wedding, a great example of a venue that offers plenty of outdoor and indoor space, as well as stunning views. You will have lots of choices if you start planning early, so have your budget sorted and then start your search. Try to be open-minded too, as even the plainest of buildings can come to life with the right decorations. Pictures of other weddings held at the venue will give you some inspiration and help you picture how it can be transformed.
With the warmer weather, you and your guests can make the most of short sleeves and knee-length dresses. Keep some cardigans or pashminas handy though, for the cooler evenings when the sun starts to set. You could try some shorter dress lengths as tea-length dresses look great or opt for a flowing bohemian style dress from chiffon and lace. You could even get inspired by the floral theme and incorporate this into your dress, with floral lace or appliqued flowers.
There is lots to think about when planning a wedding but taking some inspiration from the season can really help spark ideas. Spring is a beautiful season and for many people, it represents the start of a new chapter, perfect for the beginning of your new married life!