Spring is the perfect season for a wedding. With all the beautiful colours and the sense of newness and life, getting married in the spring can be a truly memorable experience that you and your spouse will look back on for decades with fond memories. The only question is how do you create a magical spring wedding of your dreams?
It all starts with planning. Sitting down and thinking through all of the opportunities spring offers will let you make the most of the season. In the early stages of planning, think about what it is that makes spring so special. What do you love about it? How can you use the season to your advantage?
Take Your Wedding Outdoors
Wedding experts suggest that taking your ceremony outdoors is almost a prerequisite for creating a magical spring wedding. Mid-to-late spring is when the natural colours of the season are most vibrant and alive. Rich greens, bright yellows, and delicate pinks are perfect for awakening a visual palette that has been slumbering through the long winter months.
We suggest a lovely city park or a private venue for holding your ceremony. Choose a location offering indoor cover just in case it rains – remember, this is spring. Also, plan your ceremony for the middle of the day to take advantage of the warmest temperatures. You can always throw on some warm clothing once the sun goes down.
Keep Your Flower Choices Seasonal
A spring wedding offers the opportunity to match your flower arrangements with the same flowers that grow in your local area. For example, your wedding arrangement does not have to centre on gardenias and other traditional wedding choices. If your local area has an abundance of blossoming lilacs, lilies, or daffodils, embrace them wholeheartedly. Use your wedding experience to incorporate nature into your day rather than keeping her at a distance.
Ask Guests to Take Photos
Asking your guests to take photos with their smartphones and digital cameras is already a very popular trend for young couples. For a springtime wedding, you can take it to the next level by challenging your guests to take pictures that embody their impressions of the spring season. Of course, they need to send you copies of their photos so that you can add them to your album. We suspect you will be pleasantly surprised by all of the beautiful shots your guests come up with.
Keep It Simple, but Elegant
The most important part of creating a magical spring wedding is to keep whatever you do simple, yet elegant. In other words, the whole purpose of planning a spring wedding is to make the most of this beautiful season. If all of your plans overshadow the beauty and wonder of the season to the point that you could really do what you do any other time of year, everything the spring season has to offer will have been lost.
One suggestion is to focus on a vintage theme that features elegant but not overstated dresses for the ladies and suits for the men. Elegant table settings featuring neutral colours will still look lovely without overpowering the vibrant colours of the season. The idea is to offer an elegant presentation that works with the spring season without diminishing its beauty.
Spring weddings are not necessarily the most popular option in North America, but it is worth considering the season for your wedding if you enjoy the newness of spring. We would be thrilled to be part of your spring wedding by providing you with custom engagement rings and wedding bands.