Spring wedding tips
Are you thinking about having a spring wedding, but you need some tips to plan it?
I have some suggestions for you!
They were also published in an article on “Something borrowed México” that I am really happy to share here.
Article is in Spanish language, so, if you do not speak it, you can find the tips below in English language.
– What are the pros and cons of getting married during spring?
Pros of getting married during spring are for sure the temperature, which is usually mild, and the environment: trees are full of gems, blossoms and life, the scent of flowers spreads all over and lively colors are visible all around. It is really a magical moment to get married. The period of the year during which life of nature is more visible and joyful.
Cons are mainly related to the weather, which is more unpredictable than during summer and often much colder. Moreover rain could last for the whole day, which requires a very good back up plan both for ceremony and reception.
For some brides the choice of a wedding dress could be a downside too, if they like the idea of wearing a sleeveless gown, but the use of a beautiful shawl might be an option for them.
Men, instead, usually prefer this period of the year, because they can wear their elegant suits without melting, which can be considered another bright side of a spring wedding.
It really depends on the point of view!
– Which flowers are better for a spring wedding? Which ones are more easily found during this season?
Best flowers are for sure peonies, with their marvelous colors and delicate perfume, which can spread in a dining room making the effect of decorations even more magical.
Depending on the period, beginning or end of spring, it is then possible to find Ranunculus, with its countless petals that make it so beautiful; Anemone, with its black center that makes it suitable for elegant weddings; Hyacinth and Lilac, full of colors and little flowers, are perfect for original and lively decorations; Lily of the valley, so delicate and refined at the same time, it’s the flower Kate Middleton chose for her bouquet and therefore a beautiful option for a bride that wants a dream wedding; Viburnum, with its round shape and countless little flowers it’s the perfect choice to fill in bouquets and centerpieces with harmony and refinement; and then, last but not least, Roses, whose shape and colors always add a touch of elegance to every floral decoration.
– How is the weather during the spring in Italy? Is it suitable for weddings?
In Italy May is known as the month of the brides, because of its mild temperatures and explosion of nature all around. Weather also starts being a bit more stable and this is for sure an incentive for those brides and grooms that like arranging some parts or their weddings outdoor, but do not like the hot temperatures of July or August.
On March you can have some wonderful warm days that could be perfect for a wedding, but evenings are usually still quite cold and therefore it can work for those couples who do not mind having the wedding reception indoor.
Weather in April is really unpredictable, we have years in which it is warm and absolutely wonderful and years during which it rains a lot. End of April is usually a bit better, but if the couples wish to take the risk and don’t mind thinking about a good plan B, the whole month can be good for weddings.
– Which color palette do you recommend for a spring wedding?
Pastel colors, like pale pink, light green or peach, with a touch of vivacity that can be obtained with hot pink, coral red or lilac.
Brides who like cold palettes, can mix dusty blue with peach and light green, obtaining a very refined and delicate result.
– Extra tips for spring weddings
I always tell my clients: “Choose a venue that has indoor spaces that you like a lot, so that, in case the weather will not be good enough to dine outside or to arrange the whole wedding outside, you will not be disappointed and still happy to celebrate the wedding there”. It is quite common during spring season that after a sunny day the temperature goes quickly down, therefore having a good back up plan will let the day go ahead smoothly, without too many worries for bride and groom, who will know that everything will be exactly as they had imagined for months, even if a part of the wedding will take place inside.
Bringing some shawls for ladies, maybe with the theme color of the wedding, can be a nice gift and a good idea to let them enjoy the cutting of the cake or fireworks show outside.