In just a couple of weeks we’ll be springing our clocks forward an hour. Can you believe it?! I can’t wait to gain back that extra hour of daylight in the evenings, even if it means it will be a bit darker in the morning. There’s something so refreshing and energizing about this change in the seasons, from winter to spring. It’s a time of new growth, new life, fresh and clean new beginnings. It’s the perfect time to say “I do” and transition into your very own new beginning with your partner. So, if you’re considering a spring wedding you’re in the right place. Read on for tips and trends in regards to spring weather, food, and wedding attire.
We’ll weather the weather, whatever the weather!
There’s something special about the first few balmy days of spring. You know the ones I’m talking about. The kind of day that’s sprinkled in here and there. Unexpected. A true treat. Imagine having your wedding on one of these days! Of course you can’t control the weather, and there’s no guarantee that you’ll get one of these magical, balmy days. But you can plan accordingly. April showers bring May flowers, so it’s wise to be prepared for any kind of weather. If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, we highly advise renting a tent to ensure that your guests have somewhere warm and cozy to go. Consider renting flooring for the tent, too. We especially love the idea of stocking up on colorful umbrellas. Not only is the unexpected pop of color fun, but the colorful umbrellas can also be a fun photo prop as well. Besides, the poet in me just loves the rich symbolism in weathering the weather together…whatever the weather. It’s just so sweet and romantic.
We love the idea of pairing rustic boots with a chic wedding dress. Weather proof? Check. Comfortable? Check. It’s a win-win situation all around. If you’re a cowboy boot kind of gal (or guy), go for it. I also love the idea of pairing an unexpected rustic boot with a wedding dress or bridesmaid dress, too. It doesn’t have to be a cowboy boot. Consider letting your bridesmaids choose. After all, one of the biggest 2020 wedding trends is individuality. There’s something so liberating about just allowing the special people that you’ve chosen to be in your wedding to simply come as they are. Trends this year even go so far as to encourage bridesmaids to choose their own dresses. Why not? It is less wasteful after all. The special people in your wedding will be able to reuse their attire… and every time they slip into that outfit, they’ll likely think of the memories that they made on your special day.
Food…with a story.
Individuality is key here, too. Couples these days are opting to choose food that has a special meaning to them. Perhaps it’s something modeled off of your favorite late-night place. Perhaps it’s based off of the style of food that you had on your first date. Maybe it’s just your favorite comfort food. Don’t underestimate the power of food with a story. I’m also a huge advocate of going with something that’s in season and can be locally sourced. For example, if you’re planning a rustic wedding in the high country, we have so many local farmers and catering companies that you can work with. Make as little of an environmental impact as possible, enjoy the flavors of spring, and support local agriculture.
Enjoy the process.
I hope you enjoy planning your spring wedding as much as I enjoyed writing about it! I always like to remind couples to take a deep breath and relax. It’s your day. It doesn’t have to be stressful, it doesn’t have to be traditional, and things won’t always go as planned. That’s just part of the magic of the process. And there’s something really special about that. Happy planning! Here’s to new beginnings, and the sweet promise of spring!
Want more about planning a spring wedding? Check out this article from The Knot.