As a romantic season of new beginnings and hope, spring is a beautiful time of year for a wedding. Here is a selection of ideas to help your day run smoothly.
Clothes for all types of weather
Spring can bring sunshine, rain and occasionally snow. It is wise to choose adaptable outfits. For example, the bride and bridesmaids could have lightweight dresses but have the option of a shrug or wrap. If the ground is particularly wet and muddy, brightly coloured wellies could be worn for fun outdoor pictures. Clear, full-cover umbrellas are not only useful for rainy days; they can also protect hairstyles when going from vehicles to the venue.
With changeable weather in mind, choose a venue where it’s possible to move the wedding indoors or be undercover outside, such as Rhinefield House in Brokenhurst, which has a choice of indoor settings or celebrating outside at their Doric Temple. Some venues are able to put up a marquee on their grounds, such as Woodlands Lodge Hotel near Ashurst. You could chat with a local Hampshire wedding photographer about options for your photographs in the event of adverse weather at these locations.
These are a great way to source all the elements for your spring wedding. A large fair such as the New Forest Wedding Showcase where 20 venues are open to the public gives you a chance to check out the practicality of holding a spring wedding in the event of bad weather if you plan to be outside for some or all of the day. Many venues have their own list of recommended suppliers to aid in the smooth planning of your event.
Spring weddings are becoming increasingly popular, so it is essential to book your dream venue well in advance. Don’t forget that all of your suppliers need to be booked well in advance, especially if you’re considering a popular, naturally beautiful area like the New Forest, a local Hampshire cake designer or Hampshire wedding photographer. There are many bank holiday weekends during spring, and venues are quite busy at these times.
Why not take advantage of a bank holiday weekend and stay the extra day for a mini holiday with your guests? It is a lovely chance to relax after the big day!