When would the best time be to have a wedding? Which time of year would be best for a wedding ceremony? Many people would say spring – they would say that a green wedding would be a wonderful event, the best possible time for a wedding, because a wedding held then would more than match the newly energized season and as such, they would suit each other to a ‘T’.
Spring is a time of renewal for those countries lucky enough to experience it, when the earth seemingly awakens from its long winter sleep and when life, which by and large has remained dormant through the long winter months, begins to stir once again with a new energy. Many of those animals and plants that have not been hibernating during the cold months have been reducing their level of activity to cope with the increased cold and lessened warmth; this changes in the spring, when life leaps forth with renewed energy and vitality.
Green weddings, or weddings held in the spring, can easily channel this energy and liveliness. First off, if you wish to hold a green wedding, you and your wedding planner would do well to take a hint from the season and come up with a spring theme – light but not overly bright colors, designs, and hues for the wedding’s overarching theme, in keeping with the season outside.
Perhaps at your green wedding you could also elect to serve food to match both the theme and the season – food that is light and not overly heavy or highly flavored; food that relies more on freshness and fresh flavors for its appeal and not so much on flavors added during the cooking process itself. Food “close to nature” – salads, fresh fruit, foods not requiring long cooking and processing – will work best with your theme.
This will be the first season of the year during which you can elect to hold your green wedding outside. You can select a certain time and date during the spring (subject of course to confirmation of the weather bureau) during which the weather will be sufficiently mild and comfortable – not too cool but not too warm either – for you to hold your wedding outside and not within a room or a chapel. Many green weddings are held in parks, in the middle of the greenery; some out in open fields; and others, for those not willing to leave the ambience entirely to the elements, within rooms but with the doors and windows flung wide open. Of course this will have repercussions for your guests and your equipment and other logistical preparations (you may have to inquire ahead of time to accommodate hay fever sufferers), and you may well elect to dispense with an outdoor wedding altogether if many of the guests are averse to those sorts of events. (That does not mean that you cannot keep the theme, of course.)
A green wedding seeks to make the most out of being held in spring by channeling the freshness and renewed vigor of the environment. By doing so, you can definitely make your wedding an event to remember!