Spring is fresh, green, beautiful. It is a time of rebirth, fresh starts, and cute baby animals. Spring is filled with romantic images of fresh blooming flowers and is the perfect time of year to get married. Trouble is that spring weddings have to content with weather and other factors. What can you do to make sure your spring wedding is perfect?
- Make sure that you do not have an outdoor only site. There are very few places in the country where weather is totally predictable in the spring. The last thing that you want is for all your guests to go running for cover when the sky opens up. Make sure that there is somewhere obvious to go for cover and that you have an indoor or covered location where the cake and food can be served. If the weather looks iffy, it is a good idea to make sure your guests are aware so they can plan and dress accordingly for your spring wedding.
- Pastel Everything. People know it is spring, and it is a wedding. There is no need to pastel the living heck out of your color theme. Too much pastel and your guests will be confused about whether it is Easter or a wedding. In addition, grooms frequently object to overly-pasteled color themes. Not to say you can’t have a lot of pastel, if that is your choice, but be sure to include rich jewel tone accents here and there to give your theme some flair.
- Plan for mud and drastic temperature changes. This relates back to point one in that it involves weather, but this point is more specific to the party. Bridesmaids and brides in particular are prone to the problems that mud and temperature changes bring. Carefully consider location when picking out shoes and dresses.
If you are particular about the look of the bridesmaids, be sure to provide them with cute sweaters or jackets they can wear when the temperature drops. It will keep them comfortable, beautiful, and doubles as a favor. Also, if you are planning an outdoor wedding, be sure that your wedding dress can be adjusted so that it does not drag in the mud!
As it is with anything, pre-planning is everything. Weddings are a special time for guests, bride and groom, and wedding party. Make sure that you are thinking through all the practical aspects of a spring wedding as you plan.