Planning a Vibrant Spring Wedding


By Jen Carter and FavorIdeas

A spring wedding always creates excitement. It’s that time of year when flowers begin to bloom, and the warm air starts to bring us alive again. We lose an hour of sleep, but barely notice. We’re rejuvenated from the long winter months. We pack the bulky clothing away until next year, and we’re ready to bare some skin!

This is all wonderful news to the bride who wants to don a strapless wedding gown, or one made of light silk or chiffon. Spring weddings make light-as-air attire appealing to everyone! And the bridal party looks perfect in pastel hues like butter yellow or powder blue, pale pink or aqua, mint green or ivory.

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Many couples embrace spring weddings every year. Most would tell you it’s the perfect season to marry. You can make gorgeous, affordable seasonal flowers a key part of your décor, such as Easter lilies and irises, tulips and daffodils, peonies and lilies of the valley. In the colder months, these flowers are out of season and tough to find.

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To compliment the theme, drape your tables with pastel linens, and use watering cans filled with fresh-cut flowers as your centerpieces. Daffodils and tulips are both beautiful and sturdy, and give off such a pleasing scent! Stream bright-colored ribbons from any poles or columns in the reception hall, reminiscent of maypoles.

If your wedding date’s near Easter, be sure to add a few holiday touches to your wedding. Hand out miniature wicker baskets with small egg-shaped candies for favors. Or if your wedding involves small children, give them room to play! Have a helper set up some diverting games, like an Easter egg hunt, or pin the tail on the bunny.

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Let your imagination soar while you’re pondering your decorations. For example, if you adore butterflies, weave them into your wedding both as symbols and decorations. Seat your guests with butterfly card holders, hang translucent butterflies from tree branches or gazebos, and use butterfly votive holders to add warmth to your tables. This is an occasion that only happens once in a lifetime. Do it with style!