10 Simple Spring Wedding Ideas to Ensure Jaw Dropping Results
April 21, 2017
There is a fine line between pretty and passé and crafting a spring wedding is often a bit of a balancing act. Still, the start of a new season brings lots of opportunities for interesting and memorable party ideas, especially if you’re planning your big day.
To help you make your spring soiree the best it can possibly be, here are 10 simple spring wedding ideas that are as special as they are strikingly sweet.
- Take Advantage of the Great Outdoors
Spring is a beautiful time of year. The weather is warming up but not so hot that bugs and soaring temps will put a damper on the festivities and people are clamoring for some time outdoors after months spent hiding from the snow and cold. A spring wedding, especially in the Berkshires, is an opportunity to try something different. Hold your rehearsal dinner at one of the area’s waterfront restaurants, throw a welcome party the night before the wedding and play family reunion games to get every reacquainted, or just spend the weekend hiking, fishing, and hitting the paddleboards.
- Pretty in Pastels
Few colors echo nature’s springtime palette quite like pastels. There’s something soft, pretty, and fresh about pale pinks and minty greens and you’ll have plenty of opportunities for last-minute DIY décor (if you’re playing a larger role in planning your big day) when craft stores start putting out their spring and/or Easter-themed goodies.
- Freshly Bloomed Favors
It’s hard to settle on wedding favors when you’re not quite sure what will appeal to the masses. One of the best simple spring wedding ideas – and one of the most affordable – is to offer each guest a small potted succulent. These hardy plants are hard to kill and they’re small enough to survive a trip home in a carry-on bag or suitcase. You can even customize the pot by using miniature mason jars, acrylic globes, or enamel vases in your wedding colors.
- Watering Can Centerpieces
Take the spring flower theme another step by arranging your floral centerpieces in watering cans. The vintage metal ones are the best, but you can use metallic spray paint and haphazardly applied chalk paint (paint it on and half rub or sand it off) to give newer cans a shabby chic effect. The same idea can also work as décor for your aisle if you’re having an outdoor wedding.
- Mix-and-Match Bridesmaids Gowns
Spring weddings are generally less formal affairs (though they certainly don’t have to be if you’ve always dreamt of a black-tie bash) and that makes mix-and-match bridal gowns the perfect way to showcase a little color. Letting each bridesmaid choose a gown style and hue that matches their personality is also a way to make everyone feel a little more involved and more comfortable in their dresses. You can always have them select from a single designer line so that the fabrics and styles still have some cohesiveness and there’s nothing wrong with restricting color choices to a handful that you personally love.
- Seersucker Suits
The guys deserve to have some fashion fun too! Some people might find seersucker suits to be a little old-fashioned but we think they add the perfect amount of whimsy to a spring wedding. Other simple spring wedding ideas for the groom’s attire might include light gray or tan suits, pastel tuxes (trust us, they make some beautifully hip ones these days – nothing like your dad’s frilly prom number!), pastel pocket squares, and gingham- or floral-patterned bowties.
- Ring Shot
That beautiful shot of the wedding rings that ever couple covets? Make yours extra special and super spring-specific by sliding your engagement ring and new bands onto the stem of a daffodil, lilac, or yellow rose. Lay the flower on grass, soil, or even cement or brick for a cool contrasting backdrop and you’ll have a picture sure to impress.
- Eco-Friendly Save the Date Cards and Invites
Spring is usually when people replant their gardens so it seems fitting that you announce your wedding plans using a paper invite that doubles as a packet of flower seeds. Several companies are now selling cards printed on seed paper. Recipients can plant their invites outside or in a pot (after they RSVP, of course) and wildflowers will spring up in their place.
- Turn Your Wedding into a Tea Party
There’s no rule that says your wedding has to include a three-course meal and a night full of entertainment. Flip the script by throwing a tea party. You can use mismatched china sourced from thrift shops and estate sales, serve finger sandwiches and dainty pastries, and offer guests a choice between mimosas and a selection of high-end teas. Sprigs of wildflowers provide a sweet accompaniment and don’t underestimate baby’s breath – this “filler flower” adds a charming touch when tucked into everything from silverware rolls to place cards.
- Incorporate Some DIY
A lot of our simple spring wedding ideas will have to be tackled well before your wedding day, but this is one activity that invites your guests to play along. Set up a table stocked with floral wire, floral tape, some wire cutters, and a selection of real or faux flowers and greenery. Add a few stand-up placards with instructions on how to make flower crowns and you’ve given guests a way to:
- Make their own party favor
- Get a wearable dose of spring fever
- Create accessories that will look fabulous in photos
- Entertain themselves before or after dinner
Considering having your spring wedding in the Berkshires? We’ve got the perfect lakeside cottages for you and your wedding party and setting is even more spectacular. At The Lake House in beautiful Lanesboro, MA, we pride ourselves in giving our guests a true Berkshires experience with all the hospitality and natural beauty a trip to Western Massachusetts is known for. For more information on how to say “I do” the Berkshire way, read up on weddings at The Lake House.