Spring Weddings: Top Planning Tips

spring weddings Spring is just around the corner and already many people are planning for spring weddings in Napa and Sonoma counties. In this post, we have gathered some of our best tips and advice to help brides and grooms plan their spring nuptials. So grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other caffeinated beverage and take a gander at what follows.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

It's a conundrum: does rain on your spring wedding day bring bad luck or good fortune? Don't let the question rain on your parade! Sure, this time of year brings snap rain storms and no matter how diligent you are checking your weather app, rain may come. So why not go with the flow and look for venues that have covering or are inside.

Spring Weddings: Colors

Yes, pastels have been featured at spring weddings since the beginning of time, but this doesn't mean you can't break from tradition. Why not try to pair contrasting colors with your pastels? For example, try pink or sky blue with brown and lime green with lavender or latte.

Or maybe pastels just don't work for you. Bold and bright colors capture the spirit of Spring. Keep in mind, most designers recommend choosing just one or two colors to carry throughout your wedding to create an impression of elegance.

Reception Sites

Obviously, the number of guests you invite will dictate the size of your wedding venue. A small venue can suffocate a larger party but will feel intimate for a smaller group. The other consideration is dancing - will many of your guests hit the dance floor to help welcome you to married life? If so, avoid restaurants and vineyards that have limited space.

Lighting Tips

It's a proven fact; everyone looks better in dim lighting. So there is no reason to blind your guests with powerful overhead lighting - instead, try for a balance and warmth that matches your wedding theme. Looking for intimacy? Try a candle-driven lighting display. If you want a little more light, ask your venue if you can use colored light bulbs. Think of colors like pinks and peaches, which will soften the mood and everyone's appearance.

The Budget

It's a thing; most of our spring brides have been somewhat secretive about their budget. Many thought if their planner, venue, and vendors knew how much they were willing to spend, they would raise their rates.

Think of your planner as your partner during the wedding planning phase. He or she can guide you when making difficult decisions, but only if he or she knows your vision and budget. An experienced wedding planner with a strong knowledge of the options in Napa and Sonoma counties can tell you upfront if your budget matches your dreams. For example, we often find creative ways of matching our brides dream wedding with their limited budget - so go ahead and contact us.