Spring weddings look beautiful in pastel colors, but these colors are not set in stone. With Spring comes Spring showers, rainbows, and lots of flowers. Incorporating these colors into your theme will give your wedding a fresh new look compared to the normal pastels. Think deep purple, bright greens, fuchsias, and so on. This is the season everything has begun to grow use it to your advantage.
Planning weddings well in advance is your best bet. Keeping a list of ideas on paper as they pop into your head will help ease stress and keep you organized. Another reason keeping a list is so important is because you will change your mind over and over again before finally settling on one decision.
When ordering Spring wedding invitations keep in mind of the bright sunny days of Spring. Try to stay away from ivory or cream invitations. Instead, opt for a colorful invitation that will have the guests guessing as to what kind of ceremony is to come.
Have disposable cameras in the first few pews for guests to snap pictures of the wedding ceremony. Purchase extra cameras for the reception. Have a note printed up to lay beside the cameras explaining that the bride and groom cannot be in all places at the same time and wish to have memories of the day. Be sure to have a spot designated for the cameras to be left after they have been used.
Wedding Decorations and Center Pieces
No one says that center pieces have to be flowers. Mix it up a bit with a different type of center piece. Once the ceremony is over, the guests will make there way to the reception where they will sit and wait until the bride and groom comes in. At normal wedding ceremonies, this could take quite a while. On each table have a center piece of finger foods or appetizers.
This will please the guests and their stomachs. Have small plates ready at each seat and glasses of ice water that can be refilled by waiters or at a designated area. Having these appetizers available will also lighten the load on the main course. The guests will fill up on the appetizers saving you money on the main course.
Wedding Food Ideas
A center piece of finger foods will not only be different, but will allow the guest to to munch while the wedding party is having pictures taken or greeting guests. Another alternative to finger foods and appetizers is to have a huge bowl of salad on each of the tables as the center piece. The guests can eat their salad while waiting on the bride and groom. Instead of mints, have bowls of lemon drops or peppermint patties available.
The patties can cost quite a bit, but how about slicing them up into smaller pieces to serve more? Or, have a family member make a batch of peppermint pieces. To coordinate the peppermint patties with the wedding, drizzle melted candy melts onto the pieces for a matching color.
Wedding Reception Ideas
Tulips come in a beautiful variety of colors that you can use to coordinate with your wedding. For an unusual gorgeous reception decoration, have individual tulips arranged around the tables using the small pots as place settings. Write names on the small pots so they can be taken home with the guests. This will have to be done in advance, but will definitely be remembered.
Plant tulips in a small pot. Adding small gravel to the bottom of the pot will keep the soil from dropping through the hole making a mess and will keep the roots from becoming too wet and killing the flower. Start the bulbs according to package directions as some take longer to bloom than others. Also, if tulips are not for you, pick a different type of flower that will grow year-after-year.
Planting seeds or flower bulbs for wedding decorations and gifts will be a memorable experience. Watch how they grow and nurture them. Think of them as your love growing for your spouse. Watching them grow each and every day will give you a sense of accomplishment and pride when they are taken home with guests. If there are any remaining flowers after the ceremony, take them home and plant them. Each year the flowers will bloom reminding you of your love and the day you said ‘I do’.