Getting married is more of the most important events in your life. One that is often planned meticulously, several months in advance of the day itself. Many brides and grooms choose to tie the knot in their favourite season or at a meaningful time of year. The decision of others may be guided by budget or venue availability.
If you and your loved one are in the beginning stages of planning then the time of year is the first decision to be made. There are many pros and cons to consider when deciding whether or not to get married in each of the four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. Here are a few points to keep in mind when choosing.
Spring is a great time to get married as the days are growing longer and the weather is getting warmer. The color palette for spring is soft, pastel shades which make for a romantic theme.
When it comes to wedding venues, the gardens will be in full bloom and looking their best at this time of year. This will provide a beautiful backdrop for photographs and space for you and your guests to enjoy the day.
The wedding industry will just be picking up in spring time. Demand for suppliers will be less than in the popular summer months, you are likely to have more options to choose from and possibly at more competitive prices too.
One of the main cons of getting married in spring is the unpredictable weather, make sure the venue has the ability to change plans at short notice should the rain arrive on the big day.
Also, wedding venues will experience higher demand, so you will likely have to book well in advance.
Summer is the peak of wedding season and the perfect season for an outdoor wedding. It’s warm enough to be outside for long periods of time without getting too cold or too hot. Summer weather is perfect for a casual outdoor wedding if this is your style.
In summer, wedding venues are in high demand and you may have to pay a premium price for the venue of your dreams.
Even in summer the weather can be changeable. If the weather doesn’t cooperate on your wedding day, be prepared for the necessity to change plans. You might have to have an indoor ceremony instead of an outdoor one which can reduce your options for the ceremony location.
Fall is a very nice season to get married, particularly for those planning a destination wedding. Temperatures are mild and less humid than the summer. If you a planning a wedding in Italy, for example, the weather is usually fairly mild and there are usually fewer tourists around.
The color palette for fall is one of the most stunning, with lots of rich jewel tones available for a striking theme, floral bouquet and tablescape.
Fall is growing in popularity amongst couples planning to wed. Dates tend to fill up quickly so don’t leave booking for dream venue until the last minute.
Fall weddings are beautiful but they can also be unpredictable when it comes to weather.
Winter is an excellent time to get married, especially for couples on a tight budget. There is usually less demand and fewer people getting married in the winter.
Whilst the weather can be cold and dark, it’s a great time to have a cosy and intimate wedding indoors. Having a winter wedding will allow you to take advantage of all that the season has to offer – you will have the perfect opportunity to decorate with festive decorations including Christmas lights and beautiful pinecones.
Winter is a fantastic time to get married but it can be freezing, it is important to make sure that you plan in advance and have everything ready for the big day in case of bad weather.
There are a lot of festivities during the winter months. Many people will be busy with the holidays, and may not be able to afford to attend a wedding due to family demands and expenses. Bear this in mind and provide guests with plenty of notice so they can prepare in advance.
At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you are happy on your wedding day so you should pick a season that suits your needs and makes you happy. Overall, the best way to choose a season for your wedding is to think about what is important to you and what feels right for your big day. Consider the weather and your budget and then plan accordingly so that you can have the wedding of your dreams.