If you're like most brides, than you want to be surrounded by beautiful weather, blooming flowers, and sunshine. As April showers give way to May flowers, with it brings the most popular time of the year to get married, Spring! With this beautiful season right around the corner, we couldn't wait to present some of our refreshingly simple ideas and tips for your spring wedding.
A Refreshing Palette...
The year's color theme for spring is fresh and bright. Brides are choosing colors like turquoise, bright pink, orange, and green. These fresh color choices really play on the symbolism of the season, representing new life and new beginnings.
With all the unique color choices available today, it can sometimes seem hard to find decorations and accessories to match your palette. A great way to tie in the spring theme while still complimenting your color scheme, is to pull in what Mother Nature has already provided. Decorate your reception with local flowers and greenery which will look both natural and beautiful. Pull in white and ivory which will match any color combo. For your wedding ceremony accessories, we suggest using custom items like the Mix n Match Collections (shown above). Choose from 25 ribbon colors to create wedding accessories that are uniquely yours.
Giving back with favors...
Popular choices in wedding favors this year have been the ones that allow the bride and groom to give back to their community. For Spring, plantable wildflower seed favors create an adorable presentation and allow guests the chance to capture the essence of the season. When choosing your seed favors, remember that annual seeds will only come up one season while perennial seeds will regrow year after year in remembrance of your special day. One downside to perennial seeds is that they tend to be more expensive.
In lieu of traditional favors, many couples are opting to also give donation and charity wedding favors to friends and family members to say thank you while still giving back to their community. Personalized charity donation tents (shown above) are an easy way to say thank you and announce to your friends and family that you have given to your favorite charity in their honor. Popular charities to give to include the American Red Cross, United Nations Childrens Fund, Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, and the Hope Foundation.
Every bride wants a wedding that is unique and unexpected. Refreshing spring themed ideas that we love are caricature stands at the reception (fun and whimsical), birds nest centerpieces (to carry your spring theme), and unique appetizers that are fresh and light. Think ice cream or sorbet and spring salad (no pun intended...). In lieu of traditional wedding cake, serving cupcakes is another fresh and unexpected twist that will delight your guests. Easy to serve and easy to send home with loved ones. Simply buy a smaller formal wedding cake with fewer servings so you can still 'cut the cake' and set a cupcake stand out for guests to enjoy. You can either set a mini cupcake tower at each guest table as the centerpiece or create a dessert buffet so friends and family can snack at their leisure. Present your unique idea in personalized cupcake favor boxes
(shown left) which also double as an easy way for guests to take home their sweet treats. With these quick tips, you can be sure that your original and personal ideas will make a lasting impression on your special day.