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Tips for Planning a Spring Wedding

With its mild weather and blooming foliage, spring is the perfect season for a wedding. But before you say “I do” between winter and fall, here are few things to consider.

Have a rain plan

While spring is full of lovely breezes and ideal temperatures, it is also known for being a season of unpredictable weather patterns. It can be bright and sunny one day and gloomy and stormy the next. So, if you’re planning an outdoor ceremony or reception, make sure you have a plan in place in case it rains.

Use greenery to accent bright, spring colors

When spring has sprung, flowers are in full bloom. While bursts of yellows, oranges, pinks and reds are beautiful, it could be too much of a good thing. To avoid blinding your guests, try mixing greenery into bouquets and archways to slightly subdue the spring color palette.

Choose light, flowy fabrics

Winter weddings are perfect for thick, faux fur capelets and heavy, dark fabrics. But spring weddings call for a much lighter touch. If your dress is made of a heavier fabric, then choose bridesmaids dresses with a soft, flowy feel. This would also be the perfect time of year to use draping inside or out, intertwined with florals.

Offer seasonal foods

A platter of fresh, seasonal fruits and berries can create a vibrant tablescape at your reception. And if you want to add in even more spring inspiration, you can add fresh greens and light desserts like strawberry shortcake or peach cobbler.

Pick spring-themed wedding favors

Instead of gifting your guests with traditional bundles of Jordan almonds, give away bundles of birdseed or seed packets to inspire your loved ones to go outside and explore nature when they return home.

Book early

Because this is such a popular time of year, dates will go quickly. So, as soon as you decided on a season for your nuptials, “spring” into action and make sure you secure the date you want.

** Photo by Shelly Taylor Photography

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