20 Tips for Throwing the Ultimate Spring Wedding
You've chosen your wedding date, and it falls somewhere in March, April, May, or June. Now it's time to plan the best celebration for you and your partner. Before you start prepping for your event, it helps to read through wedding-planning tips that specifically apply to the season that you're marrying in. That's where we come in.
To help you put together the ultimate spring wedding, we've compiled a guide of inspiration for you to reference. Some checklist items are practical and (in our opinion) must-haves; the rest aren't required, but will help your seasonal affair stand out from the other parties that are on your guests' calendars. A few examples? Preparing for bad weather is basically a given considering the fact that these months can have unpredictable forecasts. Choosing a spring wedding theme is less crucial, but it's definitely beneficial when it comes to throwing a memorable fête.
Here, we walk you through everything that you might need for your seasonal soirée, including flowers and other decorations. We also provide our best advice for making sure your celebration goes off without a hitch, and pleases all of your attendees in the process. Essentially, if you're wondering how to plan a spring wedding that knocks the socks off of everyone involved, we've got you covered.
Reference the following slides for spring wedding ideas, as well as for logistical pointers that you may not have even considered. Spring is a beautiful season, and we're so glad that you picked it—now, make the most of it.
Choose Your Date Carefully
Between various holidays (like Passover and Easter) and other seasonal events (like Mother's Day and college graduations), your guest's spring calendars might fill up with commitments fast. Choose the date of your wedding carefully to avoid major conflicts, and send out save-the-dates (like this one, from MLC Designs) as soon as you can.
Commit to Your Theme
Are you throwing a garden wedding? Go all out with thematic details, like a stone path in lieu of a traditional aisle. No matter what seasonal theme you choose, get creative to best achieve it.
Select a Seasonal Venue
Embrace the beauty of the month that you're marrying in with a venue that showcases some of what it has to offer. We love a backdrop of blooming cherry blossoms, for example.
Pick the Right Palette
Certain shades lend themselves to spring—in fact, that might be why you chose the season! We're suckers for hues like this pink, but the possibilities go far beyond.
Consider Guest Attire
Some fabrics and patterns (including seersucker and gingham) scream spring, but don't necessarily fit into an ultra-formal dress code. Keep this in mind when deciding what look you'd like your attendees to adhere to. These springy accessories were from High Cotton.
Send Out Stationery
Find the Perfect Outfit
Florals for spring might not be groundbreaking (sorry, Miranda Priestley of The Devil Wears Prada) but they sure are pretty in the form of embroidery or appliqués, which are both featured frequently in wedding dresses, including this Rime Arodaky one.
Dress the Wedding Party
Everyone from your maid of honor to your flower girl(s) can don something springy if that's the look that you're going for. On a practical note, keep your wedding party comfortable by dressing them in materials that are suitable for seasonal forecasts. (Linen is a lightweight option for warmer days, for example).
Select Spring Flowers
And Use Them Creatively
With so much flora at your fingertips, there's no excuse not to get imaginative. How sweet (and unique) do these buds look pinned to this bride's veil?
Decorate Your Ceremony
And Your Reception
Airy linens speak to the season perfectly, and its little touches like these that your celebrants will remember. MAP Events planned this tablescape.
Keep Guests Comfortable
Spring comes with plenty of joys, but unfortunately, it comes with a few annoyances, too. Keep symptoms of seasonal allergies at bay with souvenir handkerchiefs. Other thoughtful supplies for guests include bug spray, sunscreen, or anything else specific to your event that'll help them celebrate worry-free.
Have a Rain Plan
We highly recommend arranging a backup location, or, at the very least providing everyone with a form of cover if the sky opens up.
Bring the Outdoors In
On a sunny day, lawn games will make an entertaining addition to your cocktail hour. Consider erecting a maypole, seen here, for the kids.