What to consider for a spring wedding

16 Mar 2022

Everything you need to bear in mind for a wedding in the springtime 

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Spring is the season of new beginnings. With brighter days and warmer weather around the corner, many brides- and grooms-to-be are looking to say ‘I do’ in the spring. From navigating the temperamental weather to deciding on your colour scheme, here is what you need to bear in mind for a spring wedding.  

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The wedding date 

When settling on a date for your spring wedding, be sure to keep in mind any upcoming bank holidays. The Easter period may suit some couples keen to tie the knot as children will be off from school and most working parents will have time off to attend. You could even coordinate the day with your wedding scheme by having mismatched bridesmaid gowns in varying pastel shades and Easter egg wedding favours.  

It’s also important to factor in school holidays, especially as this can impact your travel times should you and your wedding party need to travel to different venues. Many families may be trying to squeeze in a mini-vacation or a day trip out before heading back to work and school, which can lead to greater traffic on the roads so make sure you plan ahead.  

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The weather 

The spring weather can be temperamental at the best of times, and you and your partner should prepare for this accordingly. Offer beautiful ornamental fans for an outdoor reception for guests sitting in the warm, sun-soaked weather. You should also offer appropriate shade options, which you can discuss with your wedding venue. A stack of umbrellas wouldn’t go amiss if there is chance of precipitation or even a downpour predicted on your wedding day.  

For chillier weather, offer shawls for the bridal party so they can stay nice and toasty throughout your ceremony and the rest of the day. As the bride, consider getting a long, detailed veil or a shawl for yourself, just to wear or have on hand in case the weather becomes cooler. The weather can turn at the drop of a hat, so it’s best to come prepared for all eventualities on your wedding day.  

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The venue 

Make the most of the season by choosing a venue with an outdoor cerermony option. Look to coastal venues and rustic barns, as well as grand country houses and manors with sprawling gardens. A large tipi would be ideal for an intimate outdoor wedding, giving you the best of both worlds with a combined indoor and outdoor option. If you have your heart set on an outdoor wedding, speak with your venue to see if you can also hold the wedding inside, depending on the weather. This gives you another option for your ceremony and can help you to avoid further stress on your wedding day.  

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The food and drink 

Make sure you take advantage of the local produce available for your wedding catering. Speak with your caterer to see how you can incorporate seasonal produce into your meals and drinks. Look for lighter food options and refreshing snacks and beverages to coincide with the season. From delicious meals to bite-sized desserts, our spring food and drinks guide has got you covered.  

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The colour scheme 

Colours in a spring wedding often give a romantic, whimsical or ethereal feel. A soft pastel colour scheme wouldn’t go amiss at this type of wedding, so opt for lilac, blush pink and baby blue paired with cream white shades. If you want to break from traditional, consider taking inspiration from the scenery and adding pops of greenery into your wedding day. Choose florals with big, green leaves and coordinate these with your table settings. A bold emerald or a muted sage green can create a striking look to your special day when paired with neutral colours and soft tones, so use this as an accent.  

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Couples are also looking to go bolder and brighter with their colour palettes. Consider bright pink, bold purple, striking red and warm orange tones for your wedding décor and flowers, or even your bridal party. For a boho or informal country style spring wedding, have each of your bridesmaids wear a burnt orange dress.

You can also dress the groomsmen in these brighter tones, opting for coloured ties and pocket squares for a cohesive wedding look if brightly coloured suits would be too bold of a choice.  

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