With every season there are some common trends, colors, and themes associated with each season. While these may be things commonly used, they aren’t rules that can’t be broken. Below we’ll take a look at some of the most common spring wedding myths that you can most certainly break if you choose to!
It’s true that once the dreary winter months are over most brides want to embrace the light, bright spring colors for their wedding day, but that doesn’t mean you have to. If you prefer deep reds or other darker colors stick with your style and go with a color scheme that fits you best. In fact, creating an unexpected color palette for your wedding will provide an element of surprise that will wow your guests and make your day even more unique.
If you want to create an untraditional color palette, but still want to be seasonally appropriate, try to mix in some pastels with the deeper colors you prefer.
Spring is naturally a time when many people choose to decorate using flowers and weddings are no exception. More varieties of flowers are in bloom this time of year making the choices even more abundant. In fact, many couples specifically choose to have a spring wedding because of this reason. However, if flowers aren’t your thing, you don’t need to be obligated to utilize them in your decor.
There are many other creative, unusual and stunning ways to decorate your wedding venue. One way is to incorporate other natural elements, like moss, wheatgrass, plants, or fresh herbs. These natural resources will still evoke the feeling of spring but without all of the flowers. Another benefit of choosing plants or herbs for decor is they can easily double as your wedding favors!
While many brides opt for a day time wedding in the spring, again this isn’t something you need to feel obligated to do. Unless you want to have your wedding outdoors in a garden setting where you can take advantage of the warm weather, you can still have the formal evening reception of your dreams.
Since the spring can still be a little chilly, there is a preconceived notion that spring weddings should be indoors. The truth is, depending on your area you can easily have an outdoor wedding if that’s your vision for your wedding day. If you worry it will be too chilly to remain outdoors for the entire day consider holding your ceremony outside or having an outdoor cocktail hour so you can have some time outside before the temperature drops.
Surprise! Contrary to the myth above another popular myth about spring weddings is that it has to be outdoors. While spring weddings allow couples to spend some time outdoors to take some beautiful photographers, you don’t need to spend all of your time outside. Even though you might feel obligated to take advantage of the finally warm weather, you should plan your wedding day about your vision for your wedding day, not any preconceived notions about what you should do.
Venues with big open spaces with lots of light can give you the same effect as being outside— without having to worry about the weather. Plus, outdoor weddings can be risky, especially in the spring. With the right venue, you won’t need a backup plan if it rains.
Yes, once the weather gets a bit warmer, dresses tend to get shorter, but that doesn’t mean you’re obligated to choose knee or tea-length bridesmaids dresses. If you fall in love with a full-length gown for your girls, don’t hesitate to choose that dress. The same goes for your wedding dress and the men’s attire. While lighter colored suits may be more popular this time of year, don’t hesitate to choose a classic dark blue or black suit.