Getting married is a magical thing, no matter when you do it! But there are benefits to each season of the year, flowers that bloom particularly beautifully and weather-dependent activities you can embrace. If you’re not sure when to tie the knot, or you’ve picked a date but you want to include seasonal activities, then this week’s podcast episode is for you!
A huge thank you to this week’s wedding planning expert, Judi Roche from Balla Florists!
Embrace the outdoors – this is amazing if you picture your ceremony, reception or photos being outdoors. Hello sunny skies and blue grass!
Golden hour – perfect for taking beautiful photos (just ask your photographer!)
Pastel and bright colours – great for spring and summer weddings!
Outdoor ceremony – when the months are a little warmer, you can get married outside. Don’t forget to have a backup plan in case it rains.
Entertainment options – a Prosecco bar, ice-cream cart, s’mores station!
Creative seating – bean bag chairs, picnic blankets – encourage your guests to kick off their shoes and relax outside.
Beach photos – gorgeous for your spring or summer wedding!
Dress like it’s summer – short wedding dresses, casual suits and dresses for the wedding party. Keep it relaxed and cool with hats and fun summer accessories.
Seasonal flowers for Spring – roses, peonies, ranunculus, lisianthus, sweet peas, stocks, tulips and lily of the valley.
Seasonal flowers for Summer – roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, lisianthus, delphiniums, stocks, cosmos, sunflowers, scabiosa, zinnias.
Blankets to keep guests warm – roll them up, pop them in a basket or on each guest’s chair to keep them cosy.
Mood lighting – candles and fairy lights add to the romantic lighting.
Hot chocolate and coffee – serve your favourite warm drink as a pre- or post-ceremony treat!
Snow confetti – fake it till you make it if it’s not actually snowing!
Wear cosy warm clothes – cosy knit over your dress, fur coverup, big shawl, warm fluffy jacket.
Festive drinks – mulled one! One way to embrace the season and release a festive scent.
Toasting marshmallows – an interactive experience of toasting marshmallows over the fire.
Seasonal flowers for Autumn – roses, ameranthus, delphiniums, clematis, lisianthus, anemones, dahlias, ranunculus, freshias, scabiosa, pampas grass, bunny tails.
Seasonal flowers for Winter – roses, anemones, lisianthus, clematis, origanum, thistle, freshias, veronicas, wax flower, seasonal foliage, berries, pinecones, gypsophila.
Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.