Do you like the sound of a Spring Wedding? Here’s some great tips on hosting a small, intimate and memorable wedding in the springtime from Venus Bridal.
From only wanting your closest and dearest friends and family to share the occasion, to being determined to keep costs down, there are many reasons for choosing to host a small and intimate wedding. There are also several advantages of having a more low-key wedding, such as making the occasion more personal and less formal and putting the money you’ve saved towards your future.
With the flowers in bloom in emerald fields and the birds chirping in sapphire skies, spring can be the perfect time to hold a less formal and intimate wedding. If you’re thinking about having your wedding in the springtime and are wanting to make it more intimate, manageable and personal than a big wedding with hordes of guests, take a look at the following tips on organising a small and intimate wedding in the springtime.
Book your venue early
As spring weddings are popular it is advisable to book your wedding venue as early as possible, despite the fact you only want to invite a handful of guests. Whether it’s a traditional church wedding, in a registry office or somewhere less conventional like on a beach, in a garden or on a boat on the River Thames, wherever you want to host your intimate wedding be sure to book it as early as possible to avoid the disappointment of the venue not being available during one of the most popular times of the year to get married.
Inform your guests as soon as possible
As popular as the springtime is to get married, it is also a popular time to go on holiday! To help ensure your closest friends and family can attend your wedding, you should inform your guests as soon as possible of the date and venue of the wedding to avoid them double booking a holiday or day out during a time of year many people like to get away.
Meticulous attention to detail
Without masses of guests to seat, feed and entertain, when organising a smaller wedding you can generally be more meticulous with detail. For example, for a spring wedding, exploit the gorgeous flowers that are in bloom by scattering stunning displays of spring flora, such as sweet peas, lilacs and hydrangeas, around the wedding venue.
Why not go even further by presenting each of your guests with a beautiful spring flower lapel to wear? – A simple yet effective move that would personalise your intimate wedding even further and ensure you take full advantage of the unique beauty of the season.
Get all of your guests involved
One of the best features of smaller weddings is the fact you have the chance for everyone to be involved in your big day and have some kind of role.
For example, you may want each of your special relatives and friends to make a reading at the ceremony or have all of your guests circle you as you read out your vows.
With the warmer weather and lighter evenings, the springtime can be the perfect time to host an intimate outdoor wedding in which guests are more involved with the actual ceremony and the reading of the vows.
Host a post-wedding party
If you feel any guilt towards those who didn’t make it onto your small wedding guest list, or merely want an excuse to have another party, why not arrange a post-wedding party for all your friends and family who didn’t come to the wedding?
By this time, spring may even be turning into summer – the perfect time to hold a fun and memorable wedding party for a larger crowd of guests.
This blog post was written by Venus Bridal. Venus Bridal are bridal gown designers and manufacturers who provide timeless, glamorous and diverse wedding gowns to stockists throughout the whole of the UK.