Spring Weddings: Top Planning Tips

Spring is often associated with blooming flowers, bright sunny days, chirping birds . . . and the sweet sound of wedding bells! We have gathered tips from a variety of experts to help you brides (and grooms) with wedding planning your spring nuptials with ease. Those of you who are newly engaged have the opportunity to start the New Year in full swing with these great wedding essentials for planning your spring nuptials.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Not comforted by the superstition that rain on your wedding day means that your marriage with be blessed with good fortune? Don’t let it rain on your parade! You can still plan the outdoor spring wedding and reception of your dreams. Look for wedding rental facilities that can cover your reception with a tent. This way, no matter rain or shine, you and your guests are covered.

Wedding Colors

Tired of seeing the same pastels at spring weddings? Give pastels a refreshing look by following some of the latest wedding essentials for color trends. Try pairing pastels with contrasting colors. For example, try sky blue with brown, pink with chocolate brown, lavender with lime green or coral and latte. Updated pastels not your idea of a great color scheme? Bright, vibrant, bold colors are very much in season, too! Just remember to choose only one or two colors to carry throughout your wedding to create an elegant impression.

Reception Sites

Be practical when it comes to looking at wedding venues for your reception. The number of guests attending your reception will dictate what wedding essentials site is best for you and your guests. A small room can suffocate a large party but feels intimate with a smaller guest list. This also applies to large elegant ballrooms that create echoes with a party of 75 but allow plenty of space for 300 guests to dine and dance. If you know your guests love to dance avoid restaurants limited on space and residential areas with noise restrictions.

Lighting Tips

There is no reason to blind your guests with bright overhead lights. Let’s face it, everyone looks better in a dimmer light! Try a different approach to the wedding essentials floral centerpiece with a pillar candle in the middle of the table. Not enough light? Try placing votive candles around the centerpiece for added light. There are also plenty of colored light bulbs available including peaches and pinks, which soften anyone’s appearance.

The Budget

So often brides are secretive about their wedding essentials budget. Many think, “If they know how much I have to spend, they will make me spend it all.” You should, rather, look at it from the viewpoint...”If they know how much you have to spend, they can better assist in getting the best value for it all!’ Think of your caterer, florist, and event facility manager as partners during the wedding planning process. They can help to guide you through many difficult decisions, but only if they know your expectations and limit. They can tell you if your thoughts are within reason and suggest ways to accomplish the same outcome, with creative ideas within your budget.

Using this advice can help you eliminate any unnecessary stress associated with planning your perfect spring wedding.