Planning A Spring Wedding? Check Out These Tips From Beacon Hill!

 February 9, 2017

Spring weddings are always a breath of fresh air after a long winter, and they offer so much more opportunity than just the typical pastel color palette (groundbreaking, right?). Today, Beacon Hill is sharing their 7 top tips to plan a perfect spring time soiree with us, and if you’re already thinking spring, you’re going to want to grab a notebook! At Beacon Hill we love how couples opt for an early to late Spring wedding. Each week seems to offer a new unfolding of fresh flowers and foliage and guests attitudes seem to mirror this happy, renewing season. We can’t imagine a more cheery season to say “I do!”Here are 7 tips for planning your wedding in the happiest season of them all!

Celebrate the Outdoors: Spring is the time for getting outdoor photographs! If you’re a couple planning for Spring nuptials, use the new blossoms and greens to your advantage. Choose a location with naturally radiant backdrop options and prioritize outdoor formals with your photographer!

photo courtesy Ifong Chen Photography

Choose Seasonal Florals: Florals are a beautiful touch to any wedding, but can be expensive. Use the season to your advantage and pick in-season blooms. Peonies, lilacs, lilies, tulips, and roses are Spring florals that will add dimension to your arrangements. Ask your florist which flowers are in season and how you can work them into your pieces.

photo courtesy KC England Photography

Mix in a Few Silk Flowers: To save on cost and still get the perfect floral look of your dreams, mix in a few silk flowers with real ones. The April wedding photos below mixed in silk flowers, and we’re guessing you can’t tell the difference! This saves on cost and allows for you to splurge a bit more elsewhere, like on your wedding cake.

photos courtesy Matt Shumate, floral by bride

Display Cake Outside (and don’t feel bad about it!): Speaking of cake, Spring is the perfect time of year to highlight goodies outside! With moderate temperatures, there is little worry of melting frosting or dried out cake. Guests will swoon over your goodie bar or cake table against a lush natural back drop.

photo courtesy Jaime Fletcher, cake by Dave’s Cakes

Have an Indoor Plan-B: When venue shopping, look for a venue that provides you with the amenities you need if you should have to retreat indoors. Not all venues have an option to easily transitions into an indoor wedding event. Find a venue that allows you to retreat indoors, if needed, to a stunning, wedding-worthy space. Chances are you’ll be back outside in no time!

photo courtesy Jaime Fletcher

Set Aside Time for Sunset Photos: We have talked about the greenery and the budding florals that awaken in Spring, but we cannot forget about the magical late evening sunsets that Spring provides! Be sure your photographer knows when sunset is and is planning to whisk you away for a few sunset shots. The long days of Spring make it easy to step away from your guests for a few minutes.

photo courtesy Ifong Chen Photography

Offer a Spring Fresh Menu: After a long winter of warm soups and baked goods, add a little spring liveliness to your dinner menu! Fresh herbs and berries are coming back into season in late Spring. These delectable treats make for a stunning addition to your plate or buffet!

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