March (Wedding) Madness: Wedding Ideas for an Early Spring Wedding


March is always a lively month. With winter gradually sliding into the background, the green of spring is matched by St. Patrick’s Day decorations and the money in many an office March Madness college basketball bracket. But as we discussed last week, while green may be the color most associated with the month, it’s also a time when nature’s rainbow begins to peek through as flowers start to bloom. Similarly, March weddings also contain a great deal of potential and variety as weddings cease to be held strictly inside and nature in incorporated more into bridal celebrations. So read on below to find some March-friendly wedding ideas that look to the increasingly expanding world around us for inspiration while encouraging brides to be daring and true to themselves.

If you’re of Irish background and proud of it, then you and your partner may pick March due to its Irish-friendly holiday of St. Patrick’s Day. While paper shamrocks might lack the elegance you’re looking for, the real thing is easily found in nature and a single shamrock placed on a guest’s plate or atop their silverware is a minimally classy way to incorporate the holiday. Another way to pay your respects to St. Patrick without resorting to green beer is to choose a color palette of black, white, and pale green to echo the receding frost of winter and the rise of spring. And speaking of drinks, customized Shamrock Shakes are always a hit with every age group.

Flowers are another popular theme of the month as many cities across the world celebrate the blooming of cherry blossom trees and countless other flora and fauna. Of course, flowers usually need a vessel of an idea to pull them off and thus many brides are opting for a garden party-style wedding replete with rose-filled teacups or an outdoors theme featuring a pair of antlers adorned with bright flowers. Lastly, tulips are a famous flower that is often associated with spring; if you are of Dutch heritage celebrate your country’s gift of tulips to the world along with other aspects of Dutch floral culture. Even if flowers aren’t part of your theme, consider using a sprig of lavender as a drink garnish or including edible flowers as part of the meal.

Another recurring theme of March is that the outdoors turns from freezing cold to temperate in many parts of the country. If you live in an area where it gets warm enough if March, then consider doubling down on the outdoors by holding your wedding outside, adorned with barrels of hay that people can sit on and a luxury BBQ mean. Or, if you’re in a cooler area of the country like the tristate area where it’s very tough to predict what the weather will be like, bring the outdoors inside and celebrate such classic outdoors staples as camping and hunting in you decorations. From tree trimmings and baby’s breath planted in mason jars to creating a wildflower bouquet, bring a slice of the country into our banquet hall and end the day with an old-fashioned hoe down.

So whether you choose to embrace your heritage or the changing of the seasons, March provides couples with considerable room to play around with their wedding themes and create a true reflection of their love.