If you’re getting married this spring, you might be feeling nervous. Spring has its share of unique challenges, and recent events have thrown new obstacles into the mix.
With that in mind, here are four spring wedding considerations if you plan to say, “I do,” in early 2021.
1. Conflicting Events
Wedding planners’ calendars fill up in the spring months. Who doesn’t want to get hitched in the season of fresh starts? However, the popularity of this time of year can complicate your search for venues.
Weekends are in high demand. With many couples rescheduling 2020 weddings for this year, you might battle extra competition. Fortunately, you shouldn’t have to worry about too many concerts or sporting events snarling traffic just yet, as much as you may long for their return.
One solution is to have a weekday wedding. Such affairs are often more intimate, and you’ll have your choice of vendors and venues from which to choose.
Another option is to host your wedding at home. If you bought a fixer-upper or have an untamed lawn, research what you need to quickly clear the area. The right equipment can get the job done in a fraction of the time it would take to do by hand, and you get a jumpstart on your renovations.
2. Unpredictable Weather
Springtime is synonymous with unpredictable weather. It’s not unusual to have highs in the 70s one day, then plummet back to the 40s the next.
It’s a wise idea to add attire advice to your wedding invitation suite. Such notifications are crucial to out-of-towners who may not understand why they need a sweater once the sun sets on 90-degree Phoenix day.
If hosting an alfresco wedding or reception, please ensure you rent outdoor space heaters — many event coordinators have such items. Likewise, locate tents and canopies as close to parking as possible so that April showers don’t mean getting drenched while dashing to your car for an umbrella.
Seasonal allergies might not kill you or your guests, but they can make you plenty miserable. Given the pollen everywhere, carry plenty of soft tissues.
If you want to win the Wedding Host With the Most award, carry extra supplies for guests. While it’s illegal to share any prescriptions you might have, you can help a mom with a snotty child by handing them a hanky.
4. Ongoing COVID Confusion
While COVID vaccines are on the way, unless you are a frontline worker or politician, it might take a while until you get yours. Even if you do get your shot early, your guests might not. Remind your attendees about social distancing and wearing masks — please provide a supply.
Keep These Spring Wedding Considerations in Mind
Spring weddings do require extra consideration, especially this year. By preparing for the conditions above, you’ll ensure a happier and healthier big day.