Although this years spring brides are preparing themselves for their big day in the next few months, we know many of you will be planning their big day for this time next year. Spring weddings may seem straight forward but there are many things to consider if you really want to make the season a focal point and this includes everything from the venue to the decorations. We’ve therefore put together a list of hints and tips to help your spring wedding bloom.
One of the best things about spring weddings is the huge choice of beautiful flowers available to incorporate into the bride’s bouquet, the table centerpieces and the church and reception hall. Crocus, daffodils, Easter lilies, iris and tulips are just a few of the gorgeous flowers available. Go for casual looking designs in your pieces to ensure your spring theme really stands out.
The Dress and Groom’s outfit
After the Winter months, brides will often want to bask in the warmer weather. Choose a lightweight frock in a straight, mermaid or fishtail style to really accentuate the season. Swap crystals for lace flowers and sleeves for strapless necklines or halternecks. Fabrics here can be satin, silk or organza for that extra lightness.
To keep in with spring themes get your bridesmaids into spring colours such as pink, lilac or green, all of which are always big trends in the spring months.
Dress your groom in a traditional black suit with a spring coloured waistcoat and cravat.
Although we’ve already touched on flowers a great way of dressing up tables is to take the spring theme literally. Opt for something different such as mini tin coloured watering cans, which can be purchased from a garden centre or florist. If your reception has room and columns then you could also consider turning these into Mayday posts for your guests to dance around. You could also make this your first dance.
Couples getting married in April could also opt for chickens and rabbits outside if they are getting married in a venue with gardens but check with the management first.
Have a DJ or band who know their seasonal music. Perhaps hire a flute player to bring home the Mayday tradition while your guests eat their dinner. And add some childish fun to the mix by organising an Easter egg hunt, which is perfect for keeping kids and adults alike occupied while you have some personal photos done.
Think about the Spring when it comes to these. Opt for invites with Butterflies, daffodils or bluebells and choose wording that will reflect the Spring theme. If you don’t have a budget a nice idea is to have butterfly confetti falling out of these when your guests open them.