Spring is a beautiful time to get married and the onset of spring traditionally kicks off one of the busiest wedding seasons of the year. The weather is nice, flowers are in bloom and many people typically take vacation time during the spring.
Planning your big day? Here are six spring wedding ideas that won’t break the bank.
Choose an Outdoor Wedding Venue
An outdoor wedding venue lends itself to creativity. Do you have a friend with a killer back yard? Is there a community park that rents wedding venue space? What about a local botanical garden? And, going back to the backyard theme, what about your parents’ home? An outdoor wedding lends itself to budget friendly decor and themes.
Use More Greenery than Flowers
A spring wedding lends itself toward more greenery than flowers, which helps cut costs. Popular greenery options include succulents, ferns, wreaths and garlands, topiaries and even small potted herbs for wedding favors. Depending on your venue or theme, consider using non-floral accent pieces, such as fruit or seashells or white candles.
Choose a Simple Spring Wedding Gown
Spring bridal gowns can be more streamlined and simple. If you are getting married outdoors. You can also skip the cathedral train (and that added cost). Our butterfly theme dress made of Duchesse Satin is perfect for a spring wedding.
Incorporate Flower Petals
Flower petals are definitely a spring wedding accent and they can be used throughout your wedding, from the ceremony to the reception. Use flower petals to make a picture perfect aisle runner, which is also perfect for outdoor weddings. Incorporate flower petals into your reception tablescapes and hand out dainty paper cones filled with rose petals for wedding guests to toss at the bride and groom as they leave the reception.
Skip the Bar at Your Spring Wedding Reception
Spring weather can inspire a more casual reception menu. Consider serving light drinks such as lemonade or iced tea and offering a champagne toast rather than a full bar. Serving a signature drink is also a trend we’re seeing and can be inspired by the wedding venue.
Use Balloons for a Touch of Whimsy
Balloons were a hot wedding trend in 2017 and continue to show up this year. We’re not talking the colorful basic balloons of your childhood, however. Luxe balloons in beautiful shades, oversized shapes and even accented with tassels look gorgeous when layered with greenery and added creatively to your wedding decor.
Are you planning a spring wedding? How will your theme celebrate both your special day and springtime?