Spectacular Spring Wedding Planning Ideas

Spring is the season when nature is blooming in brilliant colors everywhere that you look. It gives you wonderful inspiration for gorgeous wedding decorations. WhereBridesGo.com has a few of our favorite ideas for a spring wedding to share with you in today's blog.


Spring colors

A lot of people lean toward using soft pastels for a spring wedding. The season brings to mind bright blue skies and big fluffy clouds. Soft shades of yellows, mint greens, and cherry blossom pinks are especially popular. Watercolor palettes are a hot trend this year.  

While many of the beautiful blooms that you will come across in the spring arrive in pretty pastels, there are plenty that show up in bright, bold hues too. Gerbera daisies, a wonderful spring flower, come in a beautiful variety of hot pinks, oranges, and sunny yellows.    

As far as your bridesmaid dresses go, there is no need to stick to only one color. Use a few different shades that complement each other, just like a colorful flower garden. Go one step further and put flowers directly on their dresses with fancy floral prints. 


Get outside.

Spring makes it tempting to host your wedding festivities outside. Everyone loves getting outdoors when it begins warming up, but the weather can be unpredictable. As with all outdoor activities, no matter what the season, have a backup plan in case of rain or a sudden drop in temperature.

As the sun goes down, there could be a slight chill in the air. Having warm blankets or throws available for your wedding guests is a thoughtful gesture. You can also plan to move the party indoors after the sun sets. 

"April showers bring May flowers" is a saying for a good reason. Rain showers can pop up unexpectedly in the spring. Consider incorporating umbrellas or parasols in your wedding decor. Umbrellas can take on double-duty for both rain and shading guests from the sun. 


Borrow from nature.

If you do choose to host all or a part of your wedding outdoors, picking a venue with lots of flowers and blooming trees surrounding it will do half of the decorating for you naturally. If you do need to add a little something, butterflies and love birds are wonderful spring symbols to use. A few flowers that are in season in the spring are:

  • Peony
  • Sweet Pea
  • Lilac
  • Ranunculus
  • Hydrangea
  • Tulip
  • Calla Lily
  • Gerbera Daisy
  • Magnolia
  • Rose

For any part of your wedding that will take place indoors, bring some of the outdoors inside with you. Flowering branches look beautiful in vases on a table. Long garlands of greenery with a few flowers tucked in here and there is perfect for long reception tables. You can even make a few edible centerpieces out of seasonal fruits like apricots, oranges, or strawberries.  

For the ceremony altar, use large potted plants or trees for decoration. A few twinkle lights arranged within them looks wonderfully romantic. Potted plants also make lovely centerpieces and favors for guests. 


Nature can be the source for some marvelous wedding inspiration. Hopefully the ideas above have also gotten your creative juices flowing. You will find the perfect wedding accessories, gifts, decorations, and more at WhereBridesGo.com. After all, that is where brides go for what brides love! 






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The Parts of a Wedding - Part 3 - The Reception

And finally... part 3! We have already covered the planning and the ceremony, so today WhereBridesGo.com will focus on the final part of your wedding day celebration - the reception. Many couples decide to also have a cocktail hour to take place after the ceremony but before the reception. We will go over a few wedding planning ideas for both.  


Cocktail Hour

The main purpose for a cocktail hour after the ceremony is to keep guests entertained while the bride and groom are busy taking their final wedding photos. Even if most of your pictures were taken before the ceremony, there will be at least a few left to take after you are officially husband and wife.


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This is a great place to feature a signature wedding cocktail. It can be your favorite drink, or a beverage that ties into the wedding colors or theme. If you don't feel like coming up with a clever name, simply call the bride's drink "The Mrs." and the groom's "The Mr." Serve enough appetizers to soak up the alcohol being enjoyed, but not so much that everyone is too full for dinner at the reception.

Remember to plan for some light, conversational music during the cocktail hour. Also, make sure that someone is in charge of bringing your guest book from the ceremony spot to the cocktail hour and reception for anyone that did not have a chance to sign. Escort cards with your guest's table assignments can be placed at the exit of the cocktail hour or at the entrance to the reception room. 


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Reception Decor

The theme, colors, or feeling that you wish for your wedding to convey can be your guide for choosing table decorations and wedding centerpieces. The table itself is a wonderful place to get creative; centerpieces, favors, place cards, table runners, and more.   



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Reception Traditions

Decide which wedding traditions that you would like to include at your reception. These generally start after dinner with the cake cutting and toasts. Putting a limit on the amount of time each person may speak, as well as the amount of people that will give a toast, will make this part go much smoother. A couple's first dance together will open up the dance floor for the evening, and many choose to throw the bridal bouquet and garter at some point after that. 

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Party Time!

After dinner and toasts are out of the way, it's time for everyone to get on the dance floor and party the rest of the evening away. You will want to make sure that your wedding DJ or band know which songs they should definitely play, and it's also wise to give them a list of songs that should never be played, no matter who asks. Some people love the "Chicken Dance," but it's not for everyone!


Hopefully this quick trip through the different parts of a wedding has inspired you to roll up your sleeves and get your wedding planning started. No matter which part you are focusing on right now, WhereBridesGo.com is sure to have something in our online wedding accessories store that will work perfectly for you. Best of luck with all of your plans, and have a wonderful wedding day!  




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