Spring has sprung, and it’s officially wedding season. With warmer weather and longer days, hosting an outdoor wedding is a lot easier this time of year. Whether you’re looking for some magnificent skyline views or ready for a rooftop gathering, there are plenty of things you can do to help getting hitched go off without a hitch.
Here are just a few suggestions for a successful spring wedding at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC.
April showers bring May flowers, as they say, so it's a good idea to be prepared for the weather to change. While legend says it's good luck if it rains on your wedding day, it probably won’t feel that way if your wedding gets caught in a downpour.
The solution is to always have a backup plan for rainy days. If you choose to host your event on our rooftop, bring in tents if the forecast is iffy so that guests have shelter until the sky clears.
With each season, mother nature offers us unique plants that you can’t get or can’t get as affordably as in other seasons. This is the perfect time to plan a special event menu with seasonal fare or choose flowers that grow in the spring. This can not only save you money, but it can be better for the environment because you’re not increasing your carbon footprint by importing food or flowers from far away. Why not take advantage of the bounty of spring vegetables that you can only get this time of year?
There are myriad options for wedding attire out there, but some of it is very seasonal. While you may not opt for pastels for bridesmaids in the winter or wear a strapless gown when there’s a negative windchill, spring offers the perfect opportunity to choose seasonal attire that will not only be in style but keep you comfortable throughout the big day.
Remember, though, weather can be unpredictable, so be sure to have a backup plan for your outdoor event. Pack a shawl, just in case, and remind your guests to do so as well - just in case.
Deciding whether or not to go with the latest trends is a personal choice, however, some trends last longer than others. You definitely don’t want your photos looking dated in one year, so be wary of anything too trendy unless you’re really committed to it.
Many weddings mix a variety of trendy with timeless, especially with things like cake decor and wedding attire. Remember those 80’s veil hairpieces? It’s easy to see that the photo was taken in the 80s by the hairpiece alone, so if you’re concerned about that happening with your own photos, opt for something classic.
Thanks to daylight savings, the light in the spring is different from the rest of the year. Whether you’re looking to host outdoors or you need to be married after sunset for religious reasons, keep in mind that the days will likely be longer than when you planned your wedding.
With that in mind, plan your indoor lighting accordingly, and if you plan on being outdoors, make arrangements for nighttime lighting. While the glow of NYC does a lot to illuminate the evening sky at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, a little help from our in-house audio-visual team, AV Workshop, can help you light the way to a spectacular evening event!
With spring here, now is the perfect time to book your spring wedding at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC. The sooner you start planning, the more successful your wishes will be fulfilled.