It’s the season of new beginnings, of freshly cut grass and daffodils in bloom. Spring is prime time for wedding nuptials, and with the warmer weather and gorgeous wedding-worthy hues, it’s not hard to see why. Whether you’re planning an outdoor celebration or a formal, indoor affair, there are plenty of romantic ways you can make the most of this time of year. Here’s everything you need to know about hosting a springtime wedding.
Spring’s milder temperatures are perfect for outdoor parties. Although the weather in the UK can be unpredictable, spring days are usually light and sunny without being too hot, and once April has passed there doesn’t seem to be quite so much rain. There are no guarantees, however, so it’s always best to have a backup plan. Host your reception where there is an indoor as well as an outdoor option. Or, failing that, hire a large tent or gazebo so you can carry on the celebrations even if the skies open up.
With the glorious weather that comes with spring, it makes sense to celebrate outdoors. However, (and we really can’t say this enough) the weather is never guaranteed, so it’s best to choose a venue where you have options. Why not choose a stately home with glorious grounds where you can take photos and enjoy a glass of champagne after the ceremony, or perhaps an old castle with plenty of space for indoor and outdoor festivities? With plenty of deals on the most beautiful wedding locations, UK Wedding Savings can help you find the perfect venue at an affordable price.
Spring provides the perfect theme for your wedding day, so you won’t have to give much thought to what colours to use or how to decorate your reception. This season is associated with a string of different colours – including pastels, reds, blues, violets and yellows – and nature provides its own decorations in the form of tulips, hyacinths and peonies in bloom. You don’t have to stick too rigidly to the springtime theme, however; remember, it’s your day, so you can use whatever colours, decorations and table favours you like.
Spring weddings (especially those based outdoors) often give off a more relaxed vibe than formal ceremonies indoors. Therefore, you have more options regarding food and drink to serve your guests. If you’re looking to keep costs down, you could plan a huge picnic on the grass, or ask each guest to bring a dish to your buffet table. With temperatures on the rise, chilled cocktails or punches will go down perfectly, so why not have a “make your own drinks” bar or hire a cocktail maker?
You’ll have lots of dress options for a springtime wedding, as you won’t be worried about feeling too hot or too cold. Opt for lighter fabrics and higher hemlines if you wish, but don’t be put off choosing a long gown if that’s what feels right. Anything goes in spring, and your big day is no exception.