A spring wedding in the garden can offer sun, birdsong, budding spring flowers on the ground and green shoots on the deciduous trees – but there is also a risk that the ground is covered with snow and that the sky is gray. In Norway, it probably takes a little more luck and planning for the spring wedding to go exactly as planned, as you can never quite know when spring will start and winter is guaranteed to be over. One can, however, take some precautions for the wedding to still be a successful celebration, even if one ends up being unlucky with the weather on the wedding day itself.
If you are going to have a garden wedding, you should definitely add the wedding to a little late in the spring to increase the probability of avoiding snow. March in particular is an uncertain month where it is relatively likely that there will still be snow on the ground. This will of course depend on where you live, but if you want it to be a little warmer in the air and that the trees have turned green, you may want to arrange the wedding at the end of April or May.
Prepare for several scenarios
Even if you have checked the weather forecast the day before, the weather can change quickly during the night. If you are going to rent equipment such as a party tent and the like, you often have to order this a while in advance and you can therefore not know what the weather will be like when you order. On the other hand, it is definitely a good idea to have a party tent in case there should be rain, rather than hoping that you do not need it and end up getting soaked during the celebration. If you are unlucky and end up with bad weather, both you and the guests will still be grateful if there is something you can seek refuge under.
Another thing to consider if you are going to have a garden wedding is if you risk the ground becoming very wet and muddy if it should rain in the days before the wedding. If you are going to have many guests, you should therefore think of alternative places to stay if the weather should be bad, such as access to the veranda or cladding. The last thing you want is for the bride and guests’ outfits and shoes to be ruined by mud.
Decorations and dress choices
The nice thing about having a spring wedding at the end of spring is that it has often been a bit warmer and it is possible to be outside in the evening without it being too cold. You therefore have more flexibility when it comes to which dress to choose, as you do not have to be as afraid of freezing. Spring is perfect for light wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses in light pastel colors such as pink, light blue or purple. Here you can therefore be a little extra creative and combine the colors you like best. Spring offers the perfect opportunity to choose a less traditional dress if you so wish, and a wedding dress in colors other than white will fit just as well. At JJ’s House one can find wedding dresses in all kinds of colors and one is guaranteed to find a dress that suits the spring wedding.
For the table decoration, it is perfect to be able to go out in the garden to pick flowers that you can use as table decoration. Bouquets of snowdrops will, among other things, make themselves perfect as table decorations, or what about some beautiful daffodils? A beautiful flower arch and hanging light chains around the garden will also create an adventurous atmosphere for the evening.