Spring Wedding Tips

Well this is it.  The first blog post.  What can you even expect on this blog? I don’t have an answer for that question.  I am going to be talking weddings, corporate events, fancy galas, mouth-watering food, and the trends grabbing the attention of all couples in the Chicagoland area.  So probably exactly what you expected.

But the topic of this article? How to spruce up your spring wedding. Luckily, I have a few tips to make your spring wedding just a tad better and more unique than it was before.


1.) Pack a punch (no pun intended) with a flavored water station before and after your ceremony. Nothing is more refreshing than drinking a cold glass of water after sitting through a 30 minute ceremony. Some flavors to consider: cucumber, lemon, strawberry, orange-pineapple, and raspberry.  The possibilities are endless. Plus, it is best to get your guests hydrated before they take advantage of the open bar. It will make for an easier recovery the morning after. I may be a little biased, but this is one of my favorite things you can add to a wedding. Plus, it really isn’t that expensive. After all, it is just water.  

2.) Good thing you’re staying hydrated, because now it is time to talk hard liquor. Be creative when selecting specialty drinks. You can select as many specialty drinks you want, but the less the better. One way to add a little character and personal touch is to select 2 specialty drinks; one representing each half of the couple. Moscow Mules, Mint Juleps, Martinis, Margaritas… Apparently, lots of drinks start with an ‘m’. They don’t have to contain alcohol though! You can definitely serve refreshing lemonades or punches. But, who doesn’t love Sangria, am I right? This is also a good time to incorporate the flavors of spring too. These drinks can be easily tailored to fit the season!

3.) Decorations are just a tad important when it comes to a wedding. (I personally think food is the most important, but opinions are like specialty drinks, every one has their favorite). Don’t be afraid to spruce up the space with vibrant linens, and flowers, and try having a different centerpiece on each table. Most people think that symmetry among the tables is a must, but it is 2016. You can do whatever you want. Plus, it looks pretty great. If you want to go the elaborate décor route, hire a planner. This will make everything easier for you so your wedding goes stress free.  


If any of these ideas interest you, don’t hesitate to talk to one of our account executives about adding them to your wedding!

Calihan Blog Staff