Spring is a time of new beginnings, when love is in the air for certain… not to mention, the decor options are limitless with all the flowers in bloom and the weather becoming warm for the first time in months! (It’s no wonder spring is the most popular time of year to get married)!
I DO’s for Spring Weddings
- Make your vendor and venue reservations as early as possible to secure them before the wedding rush!
- Create a spectacular spring menu. Try an amazing salad with pansy accents. Do a lavender martini or champagne infused with rose syrup as a speciality drink.
- With your bridesmaid dresses, choose shades of a color palette and accent with a colored wrap or accessories.
- Make sure your jewelry is as big and beautiful as your wedding! You’re a flower honey, now show the crowd you’re in bloom with statement earrings, necklace or bracelet!
- Keep spring weather in mind when planning your fashion, as it can sometimes be hot one minute and cold the next. Keep a nice wrap handy for when it gets chilly or shop for a stylish and functional “two-in-one” gown like my Ellie gown that goes from one look to another, with removable lace long sleeve jacket to a fun strapless neckline.
- More and more brides are going bold with their fashion choices and spring is a great time to embrace the gorgeous palettes of the season. Think pastel tinted gowns like my Gia gown or bold blush and floral prints like my Orabelle gown!
- Choose bouquets that are monochromatic in color, light and airy for spring. Enjoy spring flowers; it’s the best time of year for amazing florals: peonies, flowering branches, sweet peas, tulips…the selection in spring is endless, so take advantage!
I DON’Ts for Spring Weddings
- It is more likely to rain in the spring, so don’t choose the wrong material for you and your bridesmaid’s dresses and shoes. Nix satin and suede, and other materials that are not very water resistant!
- Don’t waste your time trying to make your hair do something it doesn’t want to do. Spring is not the time! It can often be humid and as we all know humidity and hair stylings do not mix very well. Embrace what you have, make it nice and look good on your big day!
- Don’t wait until the last minute to decide on a location and a date. May and June are wedding-heavy, so your wedding day may be the same day as other brides getting married. Your guests may be doing double duty and going to two weddings in one day, or they may have to choose which to attend, so give them a bit more notice than normal to help them
- Your venue may be trying to put on more than one wedding at a time, so don’t pick a day when there are sure to be many competing events. Prepare to be as organized as possible! If you must choose a venue that holds more than one event at a time, check to see what other events are going on when yours is. Spring is also prom season, so ask what’s going on in nearby ballrooms. (You may love kids, but the last thing any bride wants is for the local high school to be holding its annual prom right next door to her reception.