When is the best time to get married? Spring; summer; autumn; winter? Ultimately, it’s up to you and the type of wedding you and your other half are after. But as most couples crave that long, warm summer wedding or the snow-kissed magic of winter, many are forgetting all about the blissfully romantic season of spring.
Spring is a beautiful time to get married. It oozes vitality: gardens in bloom, new-born lambs and crisp, fresh weather. It’s a soft, subtle and stunning season and we think it’s the perfect time to tie the knot with your loved one.
Following a frightfully chilly few months, March, in particular, welcomes the warmer temperatures and first signs of sunshine with open arms. We see the new hints of colour and fresh fragrances that come with this change in season. And there are a plethora of other benefits to a March wedding too; here’s why we think this month should be one to consider for your big day.
Best of both worlds
In March we begin the transition from winter into summer, meaning anyone who has a March wedding gets to enjoy the best of both worlds. By this, we mean a beautiful balance between daytime and night-time.
Whether you want to start early and enjoy a fresh, bright morning, or party into the evening with intense, burning sunsets, March has it all. This means you can also make the most of venues with indoor and outdoor space like Heaton House Farm, without worrying too much about the temperature.
We’ve got cosy barns with underfloor heating or we can throw open the doors and usher guests onto the patio to enjoy the sunshine – whatever the weather calls for.
In the UK, we’re lucky to be able to enjoy nature’s beauty all year round. Whatever the season, there’s something gorgeous for us to admire. And in March, this has to be daffodils which are scattered between the new buds in bloom and the fully blossomed flowers.
There’s nothing better than looking over the rolling hills that surround Heaton House Farm, enjoying the bright faces of daffodils as they bring the first splash of spring to our venue. A lovely way to use daffodils in your wedding is to incorporate the flower into your decor and bridal accessories too. This will bring your venue and wedding party together.
Another great flower to look out for in March is the crocus plant. Crocuses meander their way through fields and under trees, creating waves of purple and providing the perfect backdrop for outdoor wedding shots.
To really create the perfect spring wedding, add soft purples and delicate yellows to your wedding theme to match this time of year wonderfully.
Fabulous for foodies
Whilst sit down meals and luxurious banquets are perfect for winter dos and summer weddings beg for outdoor BBQs or sharing plates, the food world really is your oyster in March.
Any of these are the perfect choice for March and none will seem out of place. Outdoor barbecues or street food stations will warm your guests up on slightly cooler days, allowing them to still enjoy the picturesque views and crisp springtime air. But an indoor buffet or banquet isn’t out of the question either and is a great food option in spring.
You could even combine the two and host a BBQ banquet, meaning you’re set no matter the weather!
With March being one of the lesser sought after months to tie the knot, you will be given almost free pick of suppliers as they won’t have been snapped up months in advance.
Whether it’s flowers, photographers, food, entertainment or even a venue, a lot of suppliers have much more flexibility in the spring and will be available to make all of your wedding dreams come to life.
There’s also the added benefit of lower costs.
Savings to swoon for
Whilst suppliers and venues may increase cost in the summer months to account for the high demand for a few select weekends, in springtime there’s a little more love in the air and many businesses have special prices or provide last-minute packages.
Last minute packages are a fantastic option if you can be flexible with the dates when you want to get married (or if you’re looking to tie the know fairly quickly). By including many elements of a wedding day, like venue, drinks, food and accommodation, in one place, you instantly save money and minimise the stress involved with planning your big day.
Our package includes an event coordinator who will be on hand to ensure everything goes smoothly, whilst the pamper room, full-service bar, PA system and food options mean you can focus less on finding the right suppliers to enhance your wedding and pay attention to what matters on this magical day: you and your partner
Make it March
When we think of March weddings, we imagine garden parties on stunning lawns, whimsical decor lightly dotted around, and a venue packed full of subtle yet rustic charm. Which is why Heaton House Farm is the perfect spot.