Marriage is a beautiful thing – and a wedding is the perfect way to share your love for one another with friends and family. It offers you all the chance to laugh, cry and have a fantastic party while you’re at it, even if it’s just a small wedding. Unsurprisingly, summer is traditionally the most popular month for weddings – but there is plenty to be said for spring, with it’s lazy warm colours and beautiful flowerbeds. It can be a particularly wonderful event – and here’s how to plan one perfectly.
Choose a Suitable Colour Scheme
One of your first considerations should be the colour scheme. It can give you structure and help you narrow down other important considerations, while ensuring your wedding has a cohesive style and image. Think about which shades remind you of the season, and create a colour board to collect them – perhaps daffodil yellows, sky-blues and light greens, and include some contrasting pinks for a splash of vibrancy. If those are too full-on for your liking, consider more pastel tones.
Your wedding correspondence and stationery should reflect the season where possible. Textured paper has a natural feel, while delicate laser-cut designs can evoke lightweight lace. Any printed materials should use the colours set out in your scheme and represent both you and your partner in style and personality. You can also make use of personalised posters to own your hired wedding space on the day and make it look more ‘yours’ by adorning it with photos and messages of love and kindness.Use Spring Flowers
Flowers are one of the greatest signifiers of spring, and can be a beautiful and bespoke way to decorate your space. Utilise them as statement pieces for your dinner tables, or order bouquets to line the aisle and bound the altar. Flower imagery can also be used in your correspondence, whether as embossed or printed borders to your ‘save the date’ and RSVP notes. Similarly, choose a spring-like floral scent for your bridal fragrance.
For a Rustic Wedding
Spring represents reclamation and rebirth, as nature awakens from its slumber, and you can perform your own reclamations. By using recycled materials, you can reflect the cyclical nature of the seasons while planning a sustainable wedding, and continue the theme with the use of wildflowers to decorate your space. Old, reclaimed woods provide texture and intrigue, as well as some good photo opportunities for you and your new spouse, while recycled paper and fabrics can have a rustic feel.
Plan for the Weather
Unfortunately, spring is a changeable season, making it difficult to plan an outdoor wedding for fear of showers. But don’t let this stop you; simply prepare for both sun and rain, and ensure you have adequate coverage or alternative rooms for your guests to retire to in the event of a torrent. Consider booking a hall with both interior and exterior options, allowing you to choose which space you use on the special day.
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