7 Things to Know About Spring Weddings

A bride holding white and gold glitter-filled balloons.

The spring is such a beautiful time of year with the weather changing, flowers in bloom, and leaves sprouting on all the trees. It’s no wonder that many couples choose to get married during this special season. With that being said, there are quite a few things worth noting about this season to take into consideration when planning a spring wedding.

1. The Weather Can Be Unpredictable

The first thing to take into consideration about a spring wedding is that the weather could really go either way at this time of year in many parts of the country. While the spring months can bring very warm weather filled with sunshine, they can also be quite rainy and on the colder side. Or, there’s always the chance that the weather will be perfectly mild as it’s meant to be in the spring. Have a backup plan if you are getting married outside during the spring months. You may also want to plan to have some kind of shrug or wrap to wear on top of your dress if you will be taking photos outside, just in case it’s cooler than expected.

2. There Are Beautiful Spring Color Palettes

A huge pro of springtime weddings is their beautiful color palettes. This season lends itself easily to pastel colors, pinks, turquoise blues, and a host of neutral hues. You can even add metallic colors and sparkles into the mix. Because it’s a naturally bright and lively time of year, your wedding colors can easily follow suit and look perfect while doing so.

3. Choose a Lighter Cake Flavor

A wedding cake cut up on a platter.

The spring is the perfect time to ditch heavier cake flavors like chocolate or red velvet for your wedding cake. Instead, go with lighter flavors like lemon, a classic white cake, or even a pound cake with strawberry filling. These flavors of the season will be perfectly matched with a wedding at this time of year.

4. Embrace all Things Floral

A bride laughing with two bridesmaids.

It will probably not come as a surprise to you that flowers are the perfect way to decorate at your spring wedding. They are, after all, one of the main symbols of the season! However, you may not know just how much flowers can make an appearance on your big day. From blooming floral centerpieces to floral patterned bridal dresses to watercolor floral invitations, this beautiful symbol could really make its way into almost all aspects of your wedding.

5. Create a Festive Signature Cocktail

Wine glasses at a wedding reception decorated with orange slices.

Another thing to know about spring weddings is that they’re a great time to create a festive signature cocktail for the occasion. A fruity cocktail is a great addition to your menu, or something tangy like an infused lemonade could also be a hit!

6. Not Everything Will Be in Bloom

While you are probably looking forward to taking pictures in a lush landscape filled with beautiful greenery and florals, keep in mind that depending on the exact date of your wedding, not everything will be in full bloom. Plants bloom at different times during the spring, so be sure to know where the best spots for pictures will be with flowers and trees that will be fully blooming by the date of your wedding.

7. Don’t Forget About Allergies

The spring is notorious for a lot of great things, but it’s also the culprit behind seasonal allergies for many individuals. If you, your future spouse, your immediate family, or any of your wedding party members suffer from bad allergies, make sure to remind them to take their meds prior to the big day. You don’t want a runny nose or itchy eyes getting in the way of your wedding day, after all. It may also be wise to keep some extra tissues on hand for your wedding party or guests.

Spring weddings are a great time to celebrate your love and to walk down the aisle. As you plan your wedding, keep these points about the time of year in mind to make your wedding as festive and memorable as possible.

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