How To Make The Most Of A Wedding During A Different Season: Tips from the Experts

Perfete / Thursday October 29, 2020

Event Planner: Bridal Bliss//Photographer: Honeysuckle Photography


If you’ve had to reschedule your wedding due to COVID, this post is for you. Whether your summer wedding is now a fall wedding or your winter wedding is now moving to spring, there’s no denying that it’s an all around stressful and overwhelming process. If you’ve already starting a bulk of the planning and design and are wondering where to go from here, here are some tips from industry experts to help guide the planning of your new wedding date:


“The seasons have long been a factor in a couple’s selection of a wedding date and venue, and the unknowns created by the pandemic have put immense pressure on couples, their families, their friends, and the entire industry,” said Michelle Shetler, of Shetler Fine Jewelers. Not only are couples changing wedding seasons, but they are even changing years. Grandiose winter wonderland visions are now being rethought in terms of small spring or summertime soirees. From color palettes to floral, textiles, and menu selection, the considerations and changes are daunting to say the least. However, there is a silver lining in all of this. Or dare we say gold or perhaps even platinum?”



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“There is much to consider when shifting your wedding to a new date, or a new season all together. First off, you need to communicate clearly with your guests so they have an opportunity to shift plans and save new dates. Before anything is announced, confirm a new date with your vendor team to ensure retainers can be transferred and postponement contracts signed. A different season brings along unique logistical concerns. Going from summer to winter? Think about a cold weather plan rather than a heat plan. Summer to spring? Consider a rain plan!” – Nora Sheils, Founder Bridal Bliss


Color Palette

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“My best piece of advice is to follow the season and lean into it! Just because the time of year has changed doesn’t mean you have to get rid of the original vision, you can still incorporate similar tones from your palette but it may have variations in color tones and florals to fit the specific season. Following what’s in season is always best and your guests will love it! You can have fun and think outside the box with the new date and lean into different textures, tones and patterns to bring your vision to life in a different season. Don’t be afraid to lean into your vision even if the time of year has changed!” – Kari Dirksen, Feathered Arrow Events

“Color can work in all seasons, and does not discriminate when it comes to weddings. Work with your planner to create a mood board that functions as a guide for other vendors to follow when they’re dreaming up your menu, florals, and lighting. This acts as the cohesive line that runs throughout your event, and ensures that everyone is on the same page. Color not your thing? Classic black and white will be forever timeless, and can be adapted from a modern and minimalist look to an over-the-top, extravagant affair.” – Ashley Lachney, Owner + Lead Planner of Alston Mayger Events

Check out 10 Fall Color Palette Ideas Here!


Event Planner: Feathered Arrow Events//Photographer: Loie Photography

“When rescheduling to a new season there are many new opportunities for your wedding flowers! First and foremost, with today’s worldwide flower farms if your heart is set on specific blooms from another season, your florist can almost always have them imported. We may not be able to guarantee they will arrive with quality fit for your bouquet, and the investment may increase, but we are happy to try when it is important to you! If you love your color palette and seasonal blooms, we can easily design in the same colors and seamlessly transition to new, beautiful flower varieties. If you are excited to embrace your new season, you can start fresh with a new color palette that you love and new seasonal blooms. Florals are a natural way to embrace your new season and beautifully incorporate your previously chosen bridesmaids’ dress colors and other elements.” – Karese, Detailed Floral Desig

Event Planner: Bridal Bliss//Photographer: Gina Paulson Photography

“A little flexibility can go a long way when it comes to transferring your vision to a new season. Rather than insisting on fluffy peonies in the winter (they are in season during the spring months and at times mid-fall), allow your florist some creative freedom to swap in a different flower that will provide a similar look. Shifting your summer aesthetic to a winter event at a completely different type of venue has its own challenges and at times can look out of place. Be flexible, know your priorities, trust your hired professionals and embrace the new season!” – Nora Sheils, Founder Bridal Bliss



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“We suggest still using some elements of your original season. We are doing this by adding in a dark tone through the candles for your wedding that went from fall to summer. We are also working with more options for flowers now that the season has changed which is a plus as there are more moody colors for us to choose from. If you are going from summer to winter, you can still pull off those light colors. The winter whites & blues are charming and can be universal in both seasons.” – Erica Trombetti, Infinite Events

“Use graphic elements like your custom monogram to incorporate your spring details into your winter wedding like on embroidered handkerchiefs.” – Colleen, The Handkerchief Shop

“While you are rightly concerned to stress about which floral and food selections are in season for your new date, we are here to tell you that your selection of bridal jewelry is an easy one. Classic diamonds such as these delicate drops, diamond tennis bracelet, and diamond riviera, transcend seasons and styles. So, rest assured that your day-of jewelry is the least of your worries. And most importantly, it is a worthwhile investment that will stand the test of time and remind you of your special day regardless of the season.” – Michelle Shetler, Owner, Shetler Fine Jewelers