Indoor-outdoor wedding venues are perfect for anyone planning on tying the knot in warmer months. Having the option of indoor and outdoor aspects of the day is unique and appealing; there’s no surprise that couples love tying the know in spaces that offer the best of both. If you plan to tie the knot in the spring, we’ve compiled a list of tips!
Spring Wedding Tips
Choosing a Date
Choose the date of your spring wedding carefully. The spring season is full of holidays and seasonal events; your guests are bound to have a busy spring season. From school breaks to holiday weekends, guests may already have planned trips or have difficulty getting accommodations to attend your wedding.
Think about the holidays and events that typically occur when choosing a spring wedding date. Once you have a date, consider sending out save the dates as soon as possible. For most local weddings, save the dates are typically sent out four months in advance. For destination weddings, save the dates are typically sent out anywhere between eight and 12 months. Sending them out early gives your guests plenty of notice, allowing more of your favorite people to attend your big day.
Showcase the Season
The spring season is naturally beautiful. Trees and flowers are lush and blooming. Showcase what your indoor and outdoor wedding venue has to offer. Embrace the season and make the outdoor part of your venue take center stage. Use the outdoor area for beautiful photographs with nature as your backdrop. It makes the background stunning without ever having to add decor.
Speaking of florals, in-season flowers make for a fresh bouquet full of bold and bright blooms. So many in-season flower options make creating lush centerpieces and bouquets easy. Choosing florals that are in season will ensure your flower bouquet is fresh, rich, and beautiful.
Peonies are a spring favorite and are available in multiple colors. Baby’s breath is a staple for wedding flowers and is a stunning addition to any bouquet. For a colorful option, consider ranunculus in your bouquet. It is bold and lush during the spring season. If you are looking for something a bit more neutral, consider eucalyptus. It’s in season during the spring and is an essential addition to any rustic farmhouse wedding.
Spring weather in Texas can vary. Typically, spring temperatures are mild, meaning you don’t have to worry about extreme heat or cool temperatures. Consider the weather when planning your big day, and watch the forecast. Having a backup plan in case of bad weather will help ease your worries the day of, knowing everything will be taken care of. If you plan on having out-of-town guests attend, it’s a good idea to give them some tips on the weather. It will help them plan their wardrobe appropriately.
While spring weather is often the perfect time for outdoor weddings, sometimes, Texas weather can be hot. To keep your guests comfortable, have plenty of iced bottles of water around to keep guests hydrated and cool. Consider having the ushers hand out water as the guests sit down for the ceremony. If you find the weather is too cool, offer beautiful shawls or wraps to help guests stay warm while you say I do.
If the wind picks up, add weights to tablecloths on any outdoor tables, this will help prevent the tablecloths and decor on top from blowing away in the wind.
Spring is a loved season for so many reasons, but it can come with some pesty situations, like seasonal allergies or mosquitos. Keep your wedding worry free by planning for some of these situations. Have patterned or colored handkerchiefs for anyone who needs it, bug spray, and even sunscreen. Your guests will certainly appreciate that you thought of everything.
Transitioning Color Palette
Spring is known for its beautiful color palettes. It’s the time when color palettes are transitioning from winter to summer. Choose from moody blues and greys of winter to reminisce of spring’s rainy season or bright and bold colors like coral and yellow for summer’s colorful season.
Soft lighting is perfect for the spring season. Create a magical feeling both indoors and outdoors with fairy or string lights. It gives off a soft glow, creating a romantic look. Add tea lights or battery-powered candles to table settings for additional lighting.
Spring is perfect for adding fresh fruits and vegetables to your wedding spread. In early spring, leafy greens, carrots, and peas make the ideal addition to any plate, and guests are bound to enjoy the fresh produce.
If your wedding is in late spring and closer to summer, melons and tomatoes are juicy and ripe. Incorporating fresh produce into your wedding will make the meals and hors d’oeuvre that much more enjoyable. Salads are a spring favorite and can be spiced up with seasonal go-to’s, like strawberries, for a different take on a classic.
While winter is known for comfort and cozy foods, expect to see lighter dishes in the spring. Treat your guests to spring favorites, like light poultry and fish dishes.
Light Cake Flavors
When it comes to spring cake trends, expect lighter flavors like lemon or raspberry. It’s flavorful and light, perfect for any spring affair. Decorate the cake with fresh flowers to match the wedding bouquet or table centerpiece arrangements. Consider ditching florals altogether and opt for a naked cake. It’s simplistic and lets the flavor of the cake take center stage.
Spring calls for all things fruit. Margaritas and Cosmos are spring favorites and can mix well with any meal. Integrate fresh fruits with white wine for a tasty white wine sangria, or muddle berries with citrus and honey for a sweet and tangy cocktail. Consider adding flowers to garnish the cocktails to incorporate your wedding color palette into your cocktail menu. Your spring-themed bar is bound to be a hit with your guests.
Signatures drinks don’t have to be alcoholic. Consider using fresh fruits in mocktails. Add fresh fruits to cold water for a fun twist on a simple drink that is great for all ages. It will help your guests stay hydrated in a tasty way.
Wedding Party Attire
Consider your bridesmaids and groomsmen’s wardrobe when planning spring weather. Depending on when you book your day, shorter dresses will help keep bridesmaids cooler on hotter days. Lighter suit jackets or no jackets will help keep the groomsmen cool.
If rainy, consider rain boots for bridesmaids that fit your color palette. The rain boots make it easy to take outdoor photographs for the bridal party. If you are worried about rain, clear umbrellas are a great accessory. Whether for the ceremony or a precautionary wardrobe accessory, it makes for fun photos!
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