Thousands of brides have had to give up the dream of a Spring 2020 wedding due to COVID19. We all know that it had to be done and that there is nothing we could have done differently, but it still sucks. If you are one of those brides that have found yourself now planning your wedding or celebration during a new season, there are a few things to consider when moving your Spring wedding.
Color Scheme. Does your wedding color scheme have to change? Not at all! There is no rule saying that pastels have to be used in Spring and dark jewel tones in Winter. But, if you are looking to redo your colors, now is a good time.
Floral Selection. A new color scheme may be chosen for you based on what floral is readily available. Floral selection changes throughout the season, so discuss if the same blooms you were planning for your Spring celebration are still in season or if you need to exchange some options.
Wedding Attire. As weather changes with seasons, so does our fashion. Consider your gown and what your wedding party is wearing. Do you need to include a fur capelet for your ladies? You might consider adding sleeves to your gown. Or if your new date falls in the summer months, consider lighter, more breathable options.
Makeup Style. There is not a one-size-fits-all to wedding makeup. Styles do change based on season. Discuss with your makeup artist looks that will highlight your natural beauty in your new setting.
Photography Options. One of the highest priorities to brides’ is their wedding photos and the venue plays a major role as it is the backdrop for the big day. What photo ops are available at your venue during different seasons? Is the garden in bloom?
Time Change/Sunset. Double check that your timeline still stands correct. Most of the United States observes day-light savings time. Your timeline might need to be adjusted based on the time of year and when the sun sets.
Guest Needs. Don’t forget how this change impacts your guests. Will you need to offer fans or shade for your summer wedding? In the winter months, a coat check is a nice feature for your guests. Maybe firepits or heaters for colder outdoor events or portable fans and misters for the events in the heat.
Outdoor Venues. Obviously weather will come into play with the changing of the season. If any part of your big day was to take place outside, Spring is typically a lovely time of year. But, summer, fall and winter bring some challenges with outdoor events. Be sure to plan accordingly for any additional rentals or tents that you might need to acquire.
Honeymoon Options. Besides postponing your nuptials, you may have to reschedule your honeymoon. Again, the season will come into play and dictate where it is safe and comfortable to travel for your honeymoon.
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