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Planning a Spring Wedding
Spring is often thought of as the most romantic
time of the year. It's also a very popular time to get married.
After you've set a date for your wedding, the next step is to
secure your location. While indoor locations like churches are
still the most popular and traditional choice for most weddings,
some people choose to get married outdoors. Whether or not an
outdoor location will work for you will depend on your local
climate and personal preferences. If you're expecting a warm
spring, locations like a large backyard or beautiful park are
Decorating for your spring wedding should
incorporate lots of spring flowers. Roses, lilies, tulips,
carnations and daisies are all examples of spring flowers that are
perfect for a wedding. In addition to the bridal bouquet, the
flowers can serve as beautiful table centerpieces. Accent the
blossoms with lots of healthy green foliage for a beautiful
contrast. Coordinate your floral arrangements with your wedding
colors. For spring weddings, pastel shades are quite popular. Think
light shades of pink, yellow, or lavender accented with rich green.
As a basic rule, steer clear of anything too dark or heavy.
For a spring wedding, apparel can be light and
breezy. A traditional wedding gown with a short sleeve is ideal for
a warm spring ceremony. For the bridesmaids' dresses, go for
choices that feature light, floaty fabrics in light shades that
coordinate with your wedding colors. The groom may want to wear a
suit in a less traditional color like beige or brown. Navy blue is
a good choice for the groom who wants to retain a sense of
tradition yet doesn't want to wear black.
The menu for your spring wedding should feature
flavors and foods that represent the season. Glazed ham adorned
with pineapple and maraschino cherries makes a great main dish.
Side dishes can include spring vegetables like fresh green beans
and baby carrots. And don't forget spring fruits! Berries,
watermelon and peaches are perfect incorporated into light dessert
items like cobbler or shortcake. For your wedding cake, select your
favorite flavor and decorate your cake with either edible spring
flowers or pretty pastel frosting. One offbeat cake option is a
carrot cake adorned with baby carrots crafted from orange and green
Another thing you'll need to consider is your
wedding favors. Traditionally, rice for throwing at the bride and
groom was given to guests. However, it was shown that rice is
dangerous to birds, so this practice is rarely done anymore. Try
handing out bundles of birdseed or miniature bottles of bubbles for
guests to blow as an alternative to rice. Other fun favors for your
spring wedding include packets of flower seeds, disposable cameras,
votive candles or attractively wrapped candies.