Year of Weddings: April Weddings

April Weddings

April is the perfect time to celebrate new beginnings.

Advantages

  • It’s starting to warm up outside, and that means no more snow! (Hopefully…)
  • Longer days.
  • Less expensive than May and summer.
  • Blooming trees make for beautiful backdrops.

Disadvantages

  • April showers…
  • Blooms may be less reliable.
  • Conflicts with Easter season may limit guest and church availability.
  • Two words: Allergy season. Red and splotchy is hard to cover.

Decor

Spring has officially sprung! That means traditional spring motifs like butterflies , dragonflies, and birds are back on the table for your event decor.

The temperature may be warming up a little, but it can still be cool out. A brightly colored pashmina draped around your bridesmaids’ shoulders will keep them warm while keeping your event vibrant and springy. You could also offer your guests a cute umbrella in case April showers strike.

Instead of traditional bouquets for your bridal party, pay a nod to the Easter season and give your bridesmaids a cute basket filled with flowers. Fill your baskets and centrepieces with spring florals, such as:

  • Lily of the Valley
  • Cherry blossoms
  • Daisies
  • Daffodils
  • Fresh greenery to add a cool pop of color and some added texture

A rustic vintage watering can or cute rubber boots are great springtime alternatives to traditional vases. However you choose to design your floral arrangements, twine , burlap, and lace are all lovely spring accents.

Colors

Brightly colored and pastel color palettes are perfect for April:

  • Pastels: Pair pastels like mint and blush pink, or any other shade, for a whimsical springtime look. Pastels are perfect for a light marbled look or watercolor effect, or even for monochrome color palettes.
  • Yellow: The sun is shining again! Add some sunshine to your event using bright yellow.
  • Lavender: A muted purple shade offers the perfect balance between spring showers and the oncoming bloom.
  • White: Offset your bright or pastel shades with a clean white hue.
See them together:

Paper and Stationery

Make sure everyone knows that spring has sprung the moment they receive your invites:

Watercolor Florals: Watercolor floral motifs are all the rage in 2018, and they’re absolutely perfect for an April wedding.

Bright Envelopes: A fun spring green or vibrant yellow will set the tone for your event.

Potted Plant Placecards: Print your table numbers on a heavy card stock and display them in a small pot of spring flowers or succulents.

Bunting: Decorate your event with cost-effective DIY bunting banners. Take a look at this gorgeous bunting by Emma Bunting:

Keep Reading

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