Spring is a wonderful time of year to plan a wedding as all of the delicate blooms and flowers begin to burst into life. From tulips and daffodils to hyacinth and pansies, there is so much beauty to be enjoyed. While planning a wedding can be stressful, there are some things that can help make your trip to the altar a bit smoother.
At NPRMC, we have the perfect banquet hall for your wedding reception in Baltimore. Continue reading today’s post to learn our 10 tips for planning your spring wedding, and contact us today to schedule a free tour of our banquet hall and facilities.
1. Choose the Right Venue
Along with the beautiful flowers of spring comes the uncertainty of the weather. While you may wish to have an outdoor wedding or wedding reception, it’s probably best to reserve a banquet hall to ensure that you and your guest do not end up drenched by unexpected spring showers. At NPRMC, we want to help ensure that your wedding reception goes off without a hitch, so call today and request a proposal for our banquet hall in Baltimore.
2. Pick a Professional Photographer
Some people shy away from hiring a professional photographer because of the cost involved. However, if you choose to have a friend take all of the pictures for you, then you will be at the mercy of their photography abilities. While your friend will likely do their best, you want to make sure that you end up with the types of photos that you want to remember your day. Make room in your budget to hire a professional photographer, and get beautiful photos that will last a lifetime.
3. Lighting Tips
At the reception, you want to avoid blinding your guests with bright overhead lighting. One option is to replace the traditional floral centerpiece with a pillar candle surrounded by smaller votives. If that’s not enough light, then consider using colored light bulbs in pink or peach, which help soften everyone’s appearance.
4. Wedding Essentials Budget
If you are thinking about keeping your budget a secret from your vendors, then let us explain why this isn’t the best idea. You may not want to share your budget because you are worried that your vendors will want to spend all of your money. However, if you share your budget with them, then they can work with you to find the right balance between what you want and what you can afford so that you get the best use from your money.
5. Pack a Spring “Emergency” Kit
Whether or not you plan on having your wedding ceremony indoors or not, you want to be prepared to help those who might have allergies during this time of year. Make some over-the-counter allergy medication available for those guests who would like to take advantage of it. Additionally, have citronella candles handy if you plan to take pictures outside so that you and your wedding party are not bothered by mosquitoes.
6. Don’t Forget About Your Bridesmaids
While many women think about wearing lighter materials for spring, you want to keep in mind that spring can also bring sudden rain showers and colder temperatures. Try to choose bridesmaid dresses that are made from fabric that is not too heavy or too thin, and add a shawl or scarf for your bridesmaids to put on or take off as needed.
At NPRMC, we know that you want your wedding to go off without a hitch. As the leading conference center in Baltimore, we are proud to offer our beautiful banquet hall and facilities for your use. Call today to schedule a free tour and see what we have to offer.