The wedding date, or more specifically the season that it falls in, can impact on every other aspect of your big day. It will dictate where you see yourself walking down the aisle, how much you’ll pay for that dream venue, even what type of flowers might adorn your tables.
In general, summer tends to be the most popular (and therefore the most expensive) season to get married in, with the exception of December which is considered a prime wedding month due to the festive celebrations. However, one of the most beautiful times of year to say ‘I do’ is springtime; even the future King and Queen, William and Kate, chose April for their wedding in 2011… So why is April becoming a more and more popular choice for couples to tie the knot?
The weather can be absolutely gorgeous in April, and even in the brilliant sunshine it’s unlikely you’ll have the heat concerns that you would in high summer. Of course there’s always the risk that you’ll encounter some April showers, but if you’ve accepted this and planned for it, even if Mother Nature does bless you with some rain drops, you can take advantage by getting some unique and fun shots using coloured umbrellas and matching wellies.
Spending a little extra on guest comforts such as throws, extra heaters, or a hot chocolate station can add that special touch to the day; the blankets could even double up as guests’ wedding favours, and your photographer can have some fun getting some arty shots of steaming mugs in front of smiling faces.
One of the main attractions of an April wedding is the combination of new buds in bloom and crisp fresh air. Daffodils in particular are a spring time pleasure and will be blooming in abundance by April. They are a beautiful and inexpensive flower to use for both centrepieces and bouquets, or even just for a dazzling backdrop to outdoor pictures.
So consider an April wedding and you’ll not only be likely to save money, but you’ll have Mother Nature at her best to inspire you.
For April 2017 weddings, you need to consider ordering your dresses soon! It’ll come around pretty quickly, so contact Catherine for an appointment.