The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the flowers are starting to bloom! Spring has sprung here in Idaho.
With this burst of life comes a whole new type of season: SPRING WEDDINGS
From selecting the best flowers and choosing the finest venue, to picking the right colors and tastiest menus – wedding planning can be overwhelming.
Today we’re giving you a breakdown of our favorite spring wedding essentials to keep in mind when finalizing the last few details of your big day!
First and foremost, you’ll need to decide on your colors. After all, this decision will influence almost every other aspect of your wedding planning from the decorations, to the invitations, to the bridesmaids’ dresses.
For this 2017 season, we are loving greenery themes, with touches of soft pastels and pops of vibrant color.
Remember, spring is a time of warmth and fresh growth - so keep this in mind when deciding what hues fit the season, your venue, and most importantly, your personality.
A few color combinations we're loving include:
- Blush & Navy (Plus Greenery)
- Peach & Gray
- Mauve & Mint
- Gold, Green, & Blush
- Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue
Don't be afraid to experiment with your colors to create a theme that matches you - romantic, modern, or vintage - the possibilities are endless.
Perhaps the second most important aspect of a spring wedding is the flowers you choose. We might be biased when we say that this season has some of the best options for floral arrangements, but take one glance at these examples and we know you'll agree. When choosing which flowers to include, we recommend:
Try not to fall in love when looking through all of the endless floral possibilities!
"April showers bring May flowers."
As you're probably well aware, the beauty of spring brings along with it some unpredictable weather. That's why it's important to think about the worst case scenario for your wedding day/venue: torrential downpour, high winds, and no indoor location to be found.
For this reason, we recommend that if you've selected an outdoor location, make sure you have a backup plan.
No matter how large or small your wedding is, companies like Tate's Events & Rentals provide the perfect solution for erratic weather changes. By securing a tent for your wedding day, you're ensuring that even an epic Idaho rainstorm won't stop you and your guests from having the time of your lives.
A.K.A. the aspect of weddings that most guests are really looking forward to (we're only slightly kidding). Spring weddings bring about thoughts of light hors d'oeurves - finger sandwiches and petit fours - essentially, an extravagant tea party!
We are obsessed with this "tea party" theme captured by Cimbalik Photography. It's the perfect mix of elegance, simplicity, and Idaho charm. Not only will your guests enjoy the delicious taste of each appetizer, but also the visual appeal of an arrangement such as this.
When planning your own hors d'oeurves setup, think of a layout that will complement both the season and your wedding theme.
With the warmer weather comes the increased opportunity to experiment with all types of dress styles - for both the bride and her bridesmaids!
How beautiful is this bride in this soft pink gown? The warmth of the season allows brides to go with options that are both softer and lighter, experimenting with less fabric and more detailing.
Tip: If having an outdoor wedding, keep the length of your gown in mind.
Regarding bridesmaids, we absolutely adore the Infinity Dress by Dress and Charm! This dress is a one-size-fits-all, with endless styles and over 30 different color options. No matter the size or style of your bridesmaids, there is a design for each and every one of them to feel absolutely fabulous in. Say goodbye to the "I'll never wear that dress again" mentality!
With the spring wedding season fast approaching, feel free to take our weekly tips and incorporate them into your own planning. As always, keep checking back into our blog for more ideas on all things wedding!