A wedding day is more than just a date on the calendar for one particular year; it will be a date you remember for the rest of your life and look back on with fondness. For this reason, it’s important to bring some elements of the time of year into your wedding, such as the nature and climate evident during the season in which you choose to get married.
With spring signifying new beginnings, it’s not surprising that so many couples choose to tie the knot in the months of March, April and May. These are, after all, the months in which we notice a change from the cold winter days and dark nights, and expect the weather to lean more towards summer trends. An advantage of a spring wedding over a summer one is that people usually have a freer calendar, so you are less likely to lose some of your guests to the annual summer holiday or any other prior engagement.
The code of colours
One of the first matters most couples settle on is the colour scheme, and it’s important to consider the time of year when making your decision. Think of the sort of hues you associate with spring, which tend to be light pastel colours. It might be green grass, yellow buds or fields of lavender that come to mind.
When choosing a colour scheme for a wedding, it’s important not to overdo it. Trying to include every single shade in a spring scene might overwhelm your guests and cause them to miss the subtlety of the choice of colours. Since spring is associated with gradual change rather than the all-out vibrancy of summer, it might be wise to choose ‘analogous’ colours, meaning ones close to each other on the colour wheel. For example, yellow and green might be more suitable for the season than the contrasting combination of yellow and violet.
A natural feel
Spring makes us think of flowers and plants, so why not give your wedding an outdoor feeling? It may be a bit chilly and wet to do the whole thing outside, but you could decorate the tables with the roses, peonies and hydrangeas that greet the season.
Greenery will make all the difference here, and vines of ivy or honeysuckle around tables and doorways will give everyone a reminder that both spring and love are in the air. This will be something to reflect upon when you look back through your photo album too.
Cloudy but cool
Don’t forget that while spring is a beautiful time of year in the UK, it’s also an unpredictable one. While temperatures can hit the high teens as early as March, it’s also not uncommon for May to be a windy and showery month. Rain needn’t put a dampener on the day though, and some of the most memorable weddings involve raincoats and Wellington boots (colour coded, of course!), adding some style and British humour to the occasion.
Whether you’re planning a wedding this season or in several springs’ time, it’s never too early or late to think about the small touches that can make your special day a seasonal sensation.