4. Have the groom and his groomsmen wear floral boutonnieres
Continue the spring-y floral theme by having the groom and groomsmen all wear matching boutonnieres – that is, a single flower on the lapel of their jackets. Ideally, pick a seasonal spring flower that matches the overall color scheme of your wedding.
If you’re in SoCal, consider hosting a wedding like this at this open-air private rose garden in Anaheim. From its lush gardens to its bell tower and sparkling fountains, it will leave a lasting impression on your guests.
5. Give your guests paper fans as favors (and to keep cool)
Having your wedding outdoors or in a space that isn’t entirely climate-controlled? Painted paper fans are an affordable wedding favor and also happen to be pretty and practical, as your guests can use them to keep cool if the May weather gets especially balmy.
Peerspace users in Mesa, Arizona can also book this historic indoor and outdoor venue. As you can see in the photo above, it boasts fans to keep you and your guests cool and comfy, no matter the weather.
Yet another way to embrace the lush growth of the season is by having your wedding take place inside a greenhouse that’s been outfitted as an event venue.
An absolutely gorgeous example is this dramatic indoor greenhouse and courtyard in Prahran, Australia. It’s perfect for a mid-sized wedding with up to 80 guests in total. What’s especially cool about this location is that it’s a working greenhouse, which makes it much more authentic!
7. Get married on a rooftop
Consider a rooftop as the venue for your wedding if there are any near you that appeals to your aesthetic sensibilities! This is a wonderful way to embrace the May weather while enjoying the views of your surroundings.
For instance, this lush rooftop beer garden in Washington, DC is ideal for an intimate wedding. The garden hosts an array of events, so the host can connect you with trusted vendors to make your May wedding one to remember.
8. Serve a spring-flavored wedding cake
A light, fresh wedding cake is perfect for the month of May. Flavors to incorporate into a spring-y cake include lemon and other citrus, lavender, fresh berries, whipped cream, and edible flowers. You can find even more spring wedding cake inspo here from Martha Stewart Weddings.
9. Use in-season ingredients for the main meal
Another way you can enjoy everything May has to offer is with ingredients that are seasonally available in the spring! These include but are not limited to asparagus, lamb, peas, green beans, fiddlehead ferns, garlic scapes, rhubarb, mint, and radishes.
10. Serve cocktails with edible flowers inside the ice cubes
For your fresh spring cocktails, freeze edible flowers inside ice cubes for an especially beautiful and delicate addition that will wow your guests.
Running a tad behind on your wedding plans? Never fret; simply utilize our last-minute wedding ideas!