Do You Really Want a Spring Wedding?
Do You Really Want a Spring Wedding?
Did you know that 29% of weddings are a spring wedding?
That makes spring the second most popular wedding season (35% are held in the summer.) While this can be a beautiful time of year to have your special day, there are plenty of considerations you need to make when planning a spring wedding.
In this post, we’ll take a look at the good, the bad and the crazy aspects of any spring wedding so you can decide if it’s truly for you.
What are the positives of having a spring wedding? Here are some of the advantages to getting married at this time of year:
- Spring is a natural time of rebirth and the warm weather and beautiful blossoms will create a very romantic atmosphere for your wedding.
- There aren’t too many major holidays in the spring, so your guests will be likely to be around and available to attend your wedding.
- You’ll be able to wear a warm-weather gown and not have to think about covering up, like you would at a winter wedding.
- You can use a beautiful spring wedding palette, with soft, neutral colors and pale pastels.
- There will be so many beautiful flowers in bloom, so decorating with florals will be a delight.
- If you have an outdoor ceremony in the forest, you’ll hear the spring songs of the birds.
- There will be more fruits and vegetables in season at this time of year, so you’ll be able to put on a fresh and delicious wedding food spread for your guests.
- You can also serve up fruity and refreshing cocktails for your guests like white wine and sangria.
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Of course, everything isn’t all roses when it comes to a spring wedding. There are a lot of disadvantages to consider as well. Here are some of the downsides:
- It will be peak wedding season, which means that prices will be higher for venues and vendors and your ideal dates might not be available.
- The weather in the spring can be unpredictable. You might find yourself in an unexpected rainshower, so make sure you have a back-up plan.
- The ground can be wet, which means it is difficult to set up tents or outdoor decorations.
- It will be peak allergy season, so you might have to deal with an itchy throat, sneezes and watery eyes during your special day. Make sure you are prepared with allergy medicine!
- The spring can also bring mosquitos and other insects. If you will be hosting your event outdoors, make sure that you have the lawns sprayed for bugs. You can also provide your guests with small bottles of insect repellent in their gift bags.
There are a lot of things to consider, both good and bad, when it comes to having a spring wedding. In the end, it’s up to you whether the benefits of having your special day during this season outweigh the negatives.
However, there are some mistakes that many people make when planning a spring wedding – which are downright crazy. Make sure you avoid these mistakes at all costs!
- Don’t have your wedding on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Your guests want to spend time with their families and they will see your wedding date as inconsiderate.
- It would also be a huge mistake to have a spring wedding and not have a backup-plan in case of rain. Umbrellas alone won’t be enough – you’ll need to have an indoor option where you can move the ceremony. (A tent isn’t a good idea, due to high winds and wet, spongy earth at this time of the year.)
- Spring weather can get incredibly hot. Make sure that you have fans or air conditioning, as well as spots with shade where your guests can cool down.
Another crazy mistake? Planning a destination wedding at the beach during Spring Break. Not only will travel costs be incredibly high and resorts fully booked, you’ll also be surrounded by groups of wild, drunken partiers. That doesn’t really set the right mood for your wedding! Spring Break is usually between February and April, but you can visit this website to see when schools take their spring break.
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