As a time of new beginnings, spring is the perfect season to tie the knot and set off on this exciting, new adventure as a married couple. There’s plenty that this season has to offer, with the weather beginning to get slightly warmer at this time of year, and the days longer.
Despite the many pros of hosting a wedding in this season, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that your spring ceremony goes off without a hitch. In this guide, we run through three things you need to know about hosting a wedding in spring.
Using seasonal produce is a wonderful way to boost your wedding’s eco credentials; fortunately, you’ll have a lot of options at your disposal at this time of year. Even if you aren’t planning an eco-conscious celebration, using in-season produce can be a great way to really lean into the spring theme.
When it comes to the all-important culinary elements of your wedding day, choosing the right seasonal produce is key to creating a fresh and flavorful menu. When selecting your dishes, consider the availability and freshness of its ingredients; opt for fruits and vegetables that are in peak season to ensure optimal flavor.
You should also think about the color and texture of your produce, as this can add a beautiful aesthetic to your dishes and contribute to the overall color scheme of your spring celebration. Whether you’re whipping up a refreshing fruit salad or roasting some spring veggies, your guests are sure to appreciate the unique seasonal touch.
A spring wedding is the perfect opportunity to make use of stunning pastel tones for your wedding decor and outfits. With the seasonal blooms beginning to show their first signs of life, you want to make sure that your chosen color palette aligns perfectly with the stunning natural landscape of this time of year – particularly if you’re hoping to host part (or all) of your wedding outside.
If you’re not a huge fan of soft, whimsical colors, the good news is you can pretty much pull anything off at this time of year. The lighting is such that all tones will look gorgeous. Depending on the month that you choose to host your wedding, it should be just about cool enough to make the most of festive tones, and warm enough to incorporate a summer palette.
Spring on the east coast can bring with it a real mix of weather conditions. From gorgeous, bright sunny days, to sudden downpours and chilly temperatures, it’s important to prepare for every eventuality if you’re organizing a spring wedding in this part of the country.
Planning for unpredictable weather involves having contingency plans for a number of different elements of the day, from your outfits to any outdoor entertainment. Bear this in mind when viewing potential venues; particularly if you’re dreaming of a predominantly outdoor wedding, you should ensure there’s a sheltered spot to retreat to just in case. Make sure you check the forecast in the build-up to the big day, and make any last-minute adjustments if it looks like the weather might not cooperate.
The springtime is a truly magical time to host a wedding. With the right backdrop and uncovering all the potential seasonal elements like greenery, florals, blooming landscapes and so on, you can plan the wedding of your dreams. Make sure to plan far enough in advance so you can properly accommodate the extra springtime challenges and take advantage of all that this amazing season has to offer.