Nature is awakening, sunny days are more and more… What’s more beautiful than a spring wedding? It’s not as cold as during the winter and not as hot as during the summer. But… Spring can be deceptive and if you decided to take your vows during this time of the year, be careful about a couple of things. Warmer, but not too warm weather will make it possible for you and your guests a number of possibilities for wardrobe combinations, but don’t forget that this season can change in a blink of an eye. Whether you are the bride, groom or a guest, don’t let this slip your mind and be prepared for a possible temperature drop and rain, maybe even snow. The guests and groom will have less troubles, but the bride could be in serious distress. It’s a good idea to have a big umbrella in the car – just in case.
Rain is highly likely – whether it is a quick rain shower or an all-day drizzle. If it comes to this, don’t despair – more so because of an old belief that rain on your wedding day is a sign of good fortune. However, no bride want to remember rain and a muddy dress or a ruined hairstyle. Check the weather forecast and adjust. If rain showers are expected, take a pair of rubber boots (you can get very nice, colorful affordable ones that are easy to put on and take off), that can be a cute detail for a couple of photos, with you. If you don’t like this idea, you don’t have to take of your formal shoes – just get tight nylon bags to cover them with and a elastic band to attach the bag above your ankles – don’t worry, it’s just for the few steps to get you indoors.
If your dress still gets dirty, wait for the mud to dry (or dry it with a hair dryer), and then brush the dirt out. Just in case, you can have a stick to remove stains – if you’re not sure what to do, get some advice that is selling or renting you the wedding dress – they have experience with the material you’re going to wear.
Some humidity shouldn’t ruin your hairstyle, but if your hair gets curled easily, don’t go for super-straight hair – the odds are that you won’t be satisfied with your look after some rain (we’re sure that nobody but you will notice and that you’ll still look absolutely ravishing, but it’s still your day and why shouldn’t it be just the way you want it to be, right?). If you’re getting married in late spring, the temperatures might get higher than you expected – raised or half-raised hair can save you from excessive heat on your neck. Of course, this is not mandatory and you can still take a hairpin with you and raise your hair later – have the maid of honor or bridesmaids help you – one of them is surely handy with hair.
If you’re having a more luxurious wedding that includes a tent or a partially outdoor reception, think about whether you need and can cover parts of the space that you plan to be in, just in case of rain.
Don’t forget that, when nature wakes up, insects wake up. You can light a insect repelling candle (and at the same time set a romantic atmosphere) and ask around about the flowers that won’t attract them. If there are bigger chances of having problems with them (getting married next to a lake in late spring?), try to put on the perfume just before the party, so you don’t attract many bugs while you’re in the open. Check the situation in the hall or the room where you’re having the party and, if necessary, give instructions to guests and tell them to close the door on their way in or out.
Variable weather can also work in your favor – regardless of the possibility of a temperature drop or raise. If you want to give presents to your guests, you can get them (neat and not too expensive) big scarves to wrap themselves with or cooling fans to cool themselves with and to forever remind them of your spring celebration.
In any case, don’t forget – your wedding is a celebration of your love and you should accept any unforeseen circumstances as a personal mark on your big day. Enjoy your spring wedding!