Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Spring Wedding Ideas

While June is traditionally the wedding season of the year, you may want to skip a summer wedding in favor of a fresh spring wedding. Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal – a perfect time for the new adventure that a marriage brings. Yet in the race for most popular time of year to get married, spring is a distant third place behind summer and autumn. This is good news if you're planning a spring wedding, as more top-notch vendors will be available, and you may be able to get discounted rates, especially on sites and travel.

If you're considering a spring wedding, start off by thinking about your favorite parts of the season. Is it crocuses poking up through snow? Perhaps you'll want to have a wedding early in the season and offer the respite of floral abundance and warmth when guests come in from the cold. If it's the emerging sunshine, choose bright colors and May weather. Whatever you choose, remember to plan early to get the best deals – on vendors, wedding dresses and other wedding attire, caterers, and everything related to a wedding reception.

Here is a wedding theme idea to get you started on planning your spring wedding:

A Green Wedding Theme

It started as a trend in 2007, continued in 2008 and will be huge in 2009! Many couples are realizing that if we don't take care of our planet, who will? Your wedding reception is full of opportunities to make ethical, informed decisions as well as many opportunities for waste. If you're an environmentalist, consider using organic flowers in your bouquet, recycled paper in your invitations, local and organic foods at your reception, and even biodegradable plates and forks. Each step can make a difference in this world!

Wedding Invitations

A wedding invitation is the first clue guests will get about your wedding style and theme. It helps get them excited for the big event, and even gives guests clues about what to wear! Letterpress wedding invitations are an especially big wedding trend, with couples designing custom invitation packages to reflect their personality.

But if your wedding budget doesn't stretch for top-of-the-line letter pressed invitations there are many other options. Consider making your own printable wedding invitations and other wedding stationery, using handmade papers to carry out your recycling green wedding idea. (Here is a good site that can show you how to make your own handmade paper to use in your wedding invitations. This is the ultimate recycling in a green wedding theme!)

Small Plates or Tapas

Give your guests a taste of a wide variety of appetizers by offering them tapas. Particularly if you are looking to have a sophisticated food station evening wedding, an afternoon affair or you don't quite have room to have a sit-down dinner, this is a useful trend. Alternatively, serve tapas at your cocktail hour, creating an urban lounge atmosphere for a sophisticated touch.

These small plates are filled with a wide range of appetizers and foods that will fill up your guests and not break your wedding budget. Then you can splurge on the wedding cake and desserts!

You can host a lovely spring wedding and experience the joy that what you are doing will help save the planet for other spring weddings to come.

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