Spring

Spring is the time of new beginnings, so naturally it’s a great time to get married. Take advantage of all the flowers coming to bloom at this time. Lovely flowers such as tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and garden roses are all going to be at great prices as it’s their season so don’t be afraid to go all out. Flowers can be used as drink garnishes, boutineers, or as decoration. Stationary with pressed flowers makes for great invitations, and a paper flower making station is a great reception activity. Decorate trellises with flowers and design your dream bouquet. Spring is a great time for a farm wedding. Bunny and lamb statuettes make for adorable table decor. When thinking color scheme, pastels are a great option for this season. Gentle pinks and blues as well as lavender will complement the weather and your wedding nicely. Try to create a seasonal menu with lots of fruits and veggies to keep things light and to take advantage of so many things being in season.

Photography by Athens, GA Wedding Photographer Blane Marable
Photography by Athens, GA Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

Summer

For a summer wedding, be mindful of how your dress will feel in the heat. Try something strapless to keep you cool and try to avoid huge dresses with layers and layers of fabric. Look for hairstyles that keep hair out of your face and neck. Provide parasols for your guests to keep people shaded and sophisticated. Towel or fan decorating stations and beach party favors are great seasonal ways to entertain guests. Setting up corn hole or croquet is a good way to keep the dance floor from getting crowded. Oysters and other seafood options are great for the summer, if you are concerned barbecue is too messy. Make cucumber or strawberry water stations to keep things cool and cute. A summer wedding is a perfect opportunity for frose as well. For your wedding cake, consider keeping it simple and having it on a rolling cart so you can keep it somewhere cool until it is time to cut it. If you are considering a beach wedding, have fun with sand art. Think about how cute it would be to have your names drawn in the sand during photos!

Photography by Athens, GA Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

Fall

For autumn there is no better time to bring out colors such as bronze and gold. These lustrous colors complement the changing leaves excellently. Make the most of the warm color scheme. Rustic chairs and linen tablecloths make for a simple and cozy reception set up. Just like in other parts of the year, take advantage of the seasonal plants such as pumpkins and sunflowers for your set up. Antlers, barrels, and candles are all great reception hall fixtures. Have drinks like apple cider and hot toddies with bourbon or whiskey available. Go all out on your cake without worrying about humidity or bugs. Create place settings in the shape of oak leaves. For your dress, consider sheer long sleeves or a high neckline to flatter you and keep you warm.

Photography by Athens, GA Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

Winter

Turn your wedding into a winter wonderland! Include decorations such as ice sculptures, fairy lights, glass orbs, and a cool blue dance floor that makes guests feel as though they are gliding across ice. Decorate your wedding arch with mistletoe and decorate your reception tables with dried berries and holly. When creating a bouquet, use flowers such as queen anne’s lace or gardenias. Choose a dress that will keep you warm. For this season, a simple sleek dress or a bedazzled glitzy gown would look amazing. Consider a bold lip color like plum or a vampy red to work with the season’s color pallet. Have a hot chocolate bar with fun marshmallow shapes. A champagne tower works as both a drink station and decoration. 

No matter what part of the year your nuptials take place, there are so many fun concepts to play with. Work with the season to make the most of your special day. 


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