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Top 5 Things to Consider for a Spring Wedding

September 10 2018 by convey

While the air may be just starting to take on that chill, if you are planning a spring wedding, you know that now is the time to be thinking of warmer months again. Follow these top tips to ensure you’re well prepared.

Be prepared for the literal April showers.

surprise us with unwanted and unplanned for rain. You can still go full steam ahead with the outdoor wedding of your dreams, but make sure you have a Plan B (a large tent, an onsite building, a reserved pavilion, etc.) just in case the heavens above decided to open on your big day.

SEASONALITY

When it comes to things like fresh flowers and locally sourced catering, keeping in mind what is in season will not only give you fresher options but will keep your costs down, too, as you will not be special ordering anything grown far off or in fancy, expensive hothouses. Flowers such as daffodils or daisies are charming, timelessly romantic, and pretty inexpensive when it comes to bulk ordering them!

BEAT THE HEAT

Just as spring can be unexpectedly rainy, it can also hit you with a heat wave out of nowhere. If you get stuck with a cloyingly hot day, prepare for it by giving out paper fans as favors, stock up on ice, have cold packs on hand, and consider renting electric fans, if possible. And if you are going to be keeping your cake outside, go for one with fondant versus buttercream or royal icing, as fondant is much more heat resistant and will not melt off or become oily and slick.

BOOK SO VERY FAR AHEAD

Spring is a wonderful time for a wedding, and, as such, the competition for venues and vendors is fierce. Being so popular, weekends at prime wedding locations as well as top-tier caterers, musicians, planners, etc. tend to be booked quite in advance. Make sure you are nailing down these things first before you move onto less date-specific details. Book a venue and a caterer first thing and far in advance before you even put your mind to things like theme, colors, dress, etc.

DESTINATION: SPRING BREAK

If you are planning on a destination wedding at a resort or a beach, check out spring break schedules, too. The last thing you want for your wedding is a bunch of loud, partying college kids right next to you. The same applies for your honeymoon: consider booking your trip for after college kids will be back in school to ensure a peaceful, grown-up romantic getaway.

Spring weddings are a joy to have and will leave you with warm, sunny memories. Make sure you’re planning for the best day you can have!

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Sesha Smith
Owner & Photographer of Convey Studios

Sesha has been photographing weddings since 1998. She has so many favorite things from photographing weddings that she can’t pick just one: the bride’s mom helping her daughter get her wedding dress on, the first time a groom sees the bride and he tries to hold back tears.

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