Versatile Wedding Plans Fit for Any Season

Amidst a season of change and transformation, it is fitting that many couples are having to rethink their wedding plans to adapt to the restrictions put forth by the global pandemic. It is important to remember that change is natural and healthy, even when it can seem difficult. The team at The Cottage Wedding Venue in Gilbert, AZ wants to assure you that we can help with this transition. So, lean on us to help you come up with a versatile wedding plan that will be fit for any season.

1. Choose timeless neutrals

Because many couples are having to postpone or make changes to their original wedding plans, it is best to opt for decorations, colors, and flowers that are going to be appropriate for any season. Therefore, your color palette should be primarily made up of neutrals. The most popular neutral colors that are also timeless include ivory, beige, white, taupe, champagne, gold, silver, and grey hues. If you want to make a statement, you can always incorporate one pop of color into those neutrals. In addition, when selecting your centerpieces, greenery, and bouquet, keep in mind that there are many varieties of perennials that are both beautiful and in season year-round. Some other neutral choices to consider are gardenias, stephanotis flowers, hydrangeas, or lily of the valley flowers.

2. Stick with versatile attire

Another thing to consider when wedding planning during uncertain times is choosing apparel for your bridal party that will be easy to adapt to the ever-changing weather. For example, if you were originally planning a Spring wedding, but it got postponed to Fall or Winter, consider adding accessories to your bridal parties’ apparel. Sleeveless or short dresses can be altered with a quick sleeve or you can add pantyhose or microfiber tights to be worn underneath. You can also dress up a warm weather dress with a beautiful lacy coverup, silky or sleek shawl, trendy jean jacket, faux fur wrap, or color coordinated cardigan sweaters. Of course, groomsmen can add a vest, sport a suit jacket, or add a scarf to provide extra warmth. It is also important to select footwear that will be comfortable, practical, and appropriate for the season, as well. Strappy sandals, slingbacks or mules are great for warmer months, while ankle boots, close toed pumps, or cowboy boots provide protection from the cold.

3. Remember the classics

When thinking of drinks, desserts, and party favors for your “any season” reception, it is vital to offer classic selections to your guests. You cannot go wrong by offering a selection of libations that include red wine, white wine, champagne, beer, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or apple cider. For sweets, using traditional flavors, such as chocolate and vanilla, makes your wedding cake, cake pops, or cupcakes enjoyable for all. If you want to go a little “outside of the box” but still versatile, consider a dessert bar that highlights cheesecake bites, lemon bars, brownie bites, or

even donuts. As far as wedding party favors go, you can present cookie or hot cocoa mixes in a jar or tube, smore kits that can be enjoyed by a fire pit, or some other sweet or salty treat encased in a customized box or bag. Some other personalized ideas include monogrammed bottles of bubbles, lip balm, hand sanitizer, or masks. To bring in an organic flair, give your guests mini succulents or locally sourced products, such as handmade soaps or lotions.

The Just Right Wedding Package:

The Cottage Wedding Venue in Gilbert, AZ had a package that is “Just Right” for every season. This 5-hour package (1 hour of prep & 4 hours for reception) is available Sunday through Friday, and it starts $7,000, for up to 75 guests. The price includes everything our property has to offer, plus use of the Bridal Suite, Groom’s Lounge, our Minister, our Event Coordinator, our ceremony stage, white ceremony chairs, cooling misters along the back patio, and vintage lighting throughout the venue. In addition, you get a 3-hour photography package, a 4-hour DJ package, an Elegant Dinner Buffet, a 2-tier cake, and our Bar package. You also have the option of supplying your own alcohol; we can provide you with licensed bartender(s) to serve it, starting at $150. Tax is included in this price and is subject to a 18% service charge. Please visit for details about all of the packages we currently offer.

By keeping your planning focused on the classics, you can easily navigate the obstacles that the global pandemic has brought to 2020. Because The Cottage Wedding Venue in offers a one stop shop approach to your planning, we are here to help you with making changes, additions, or alterations to your wedding plans. We are available at or by calling 480-747-0756 to offer suggestions, solutions, and answers to any questions you may have during this process. We have the knowledge and experience you are looking for when creating the most magical experience for you, your partner, and your guests. In fact, choosing us means that your celebration of love will be time-honored and completely unforgettable.