No matter what time of year you’re saying “I do,” chances are there’s something you love about the season. Many springtime brides have always dreamed of an open-air ceremony surrounded by sweet-smelling seasonal blooms, and countless autumn brides-to-be chose their wedding date for the season’s bountiful harvests and rainbow of colors. Are you a winter bride? Maybe it was the warmth of the holiday season that attracted you to your nuptial date. On the other side of the spectrum, we have the summertime bride, whose head has long been filled with dreams of sunshine and bright colors.
Whichever season you choose, the most affordable way to pull off a spectacular wedding is to take advantage of the time of year. Add searching for seasonal inspiration to your wedding planning checklist! Give a nod to the weather with these easy seasonal decor ideas:
Many plant species – notably tulips and daffodils – flower during the springtime, which is a boon for the floral-loving bride on a budget. Local, seasonal flowers cost less to purchase than plants that must be shipped from other regions of the country. Incorporate as many fresh flowers as possible, or hold your ceremony at a botanical garden.
Instead of heavy appetizers, serve your guests fresh fruit before your reception. Trust us, they’ll be craving these sweet, lightweight snacks. You, the bride, will appreciate that many fruits are in season (read: less expensive in the summer than they are during other times of the year).
Don’t even think about having a fall wedding without incorporating nature’s bountiful harvest into your decor. Gourds like pumpkins and squash are a beautiful way to decorate your space totally naturally. If you’re willing to be a little offbeat, root vegetables like beets and carrots can also look stunning in a centerpiece display.
Winter: Holiday decor
Aside from evergreens, there isn’t much plant life to speak of during winter – but that’s OK, because bargainista brides saying “I do” in the colder months have a ton of seasonal discounts to take advantage of. If you’re getting married in a church, the space will likely already be adorned with trees, ornaments and poinsettias. Incorporate holiday-themed decor into your nuptials – trust us, saying your vows in front of a backdrop of shimmering white lights can be incredibly breathtaking.