After the winter, spring brings with it a resurgence in wildflowers and sunshine, perfect for those who are arranging a wedding. Spring is a fantastic time to hold your wedding – not only is the season perfect for beautiful pastel colours, but it is less in demand than the summer, so you should have a much easier time booking your venue and suppliers. Planning a spring wedding gives you the opportunity to bring in a lot of colour to your wedding.
Spring is a fantastic season for a wedding – neither too hot nor too cold, – and gives all your guests an opportunity to bring out their bright warm weather dresses for the first time in the year.
Your wedding is the start of a lifetime together with your partner; what better way to celebrate your change in relationship to a married couple than holding your wedding in a season that symbolises new beginnings? While weekend weddings are popular as your guests are less likely to need to take time off work, selecting a weekday for your wedding will mean that it will be easier to find suppliers and a venue as they are less likely to be previously booked.
If you are choosing a weekday date it is important to give your guests a lot of advance notice of your wedding so they can book time off for the day.
Once you have selected your potential wedding dates then your venue is the next step in the planning process. Depending on the kind of venue you select, there are a few key things you should discuss with the venue to plan your spring wedding:
Most hotel venues have experienced catering staff who come as part of the wedding package. Many venues will have a specific events menu that you can select dishes from when you are planning your event. Spring offers the opportunity to include fresh seasonal vegetables in your menu, along with fresh fruits in your wedding cake, so consider integrating them into your menu.
While some couples will offer a full bar to guests, most will serve wine at the table and then select a few favourites at the bar that fit their theme, such as a white wine, a red wine, a soft drink and a cocktail. Spring brings with it the opportunity to serve drinks like Pimms and Sangria to your guests. Including fruits in your drink can bring a really wonderful spring feeling to the event, which will set you wedding apart from the others.
Many wedding venues – including the One Warwick Park Kent wedding venue – offer accommodation for your wedding guests on site. This can be very convenient for planning the logistics of your wedding, as many of your guests will be staying in the same location. This can be a wonderful way for your family members to spend time with each other in the run up to the big day. With Easter coming up, some guests may decide to make their trip to attend the wedding into a short spring staycation to enjoy the sunny weather.
Some venues are only able to hold either the service or the reception within the venue, but holding both parts of your wedding event on site is far more streamlined and often means that guests will not have to travel between separate venues. Your wedding service is often performed in a separate space to your reception. View both rooms in the venue before decorating, to consider how you want them to look during the wedding event, and consider using spring flowers and light colours to decorate your service
The location of your wedding venue is important for photos and for planning activities such as the hen and stag party, as well as how easy the wedding will be to find for guests. One Warwick Park Hotel, our Tunbridge Wells wedding venue, is situated next to the Pantiles, which in summer will be in full bloom – perfect for a pre-wedding spring photoshoot. Our venue is also within walking distance of the Tunbridge Wells train station and the taxi ranks for guests to take transport home.
- Function room
Your function room for the wedding reception is key to how your wedding will feel to you and your guests. Most function rooms are fairly plain when it comes to the interior, so they can be customised to fit the theme of the wedding party. Spring is a season for florals, light colours and greenery. Consider what you are looking for in your décor when looking round the function rooms, and you will be able to create a fantastic space.
A range of different suppliers will need to be contacted for the wedding. Most wedding venues will include catering and bar staff for your wedding, but the décor, florist and photographer will likely have to be sourced by the wedding planners. While many venues will have a list of suppliers they recommend, they may not fit precisely what you want, or you may have contacts that you have worked with before for other projects.
Spring is the season of wildflowers, and there will be plenty of local and beautiful blooms to decorate your reception room with. If you don’t want to use cut flowers in the majority of your celebrations, then potted plants can act as fantastic table centrepieces, with beautiful fragrances.
Spring is a season for pastels such as light duck egg blue, pistachio green, blush pink, violet and even pale yellow, which are abundant during the spring. These light and refreshing colours are a breath of fresh air after the rich colours used throughout the winter.
If you are looking for a Tunbridge Wells wedding venue for your spring wedding, then One Warwick Park Hotel may be able to offer you the wedding experience you are looking for. If you want to learn more about what our hotel can do for you, then please contact us here. Our staff will be glad to discuss the wedding options available for an event at our venue.