One of the hardest parts of wedding planning is picking the big day. Do you go for a summer wedding, with warmer weather and outdoor venues? Or do you pick a unique winter wedding with holiday style and romantic snowy weather?
Here are a few things to consider when picking out what season you want to have your wedding in.
Spring is one of the more popular seasons to get married in, and it’s not hard to see why. Beautiful florals, lovely pastels, and stunning backdrops can be perfect for a romantic wedding. This season, depending on your location, can also land just at the edges of the off-season for weddings, giving brides on a budget more flexibility when it comes to ways to save money on booking your venue.
This season also tends to have fewer holiday dates to avoid, depending on who you’re inviting, making scheduling a bit easier. If you’re looking for a wedding with fresh florals and pretty pastels, this could be the best choice for you.
Summer weddings are great for the couple looking to have it all. In summer, you’re more likely to have reliable weather, making outdoor venues easier to plan for. And sunny days mean your wedding accessories will really shine. This is especially true if they’re silver — this metal reflects 95% of the visible light spectrum!
Additionally, planning the honeymoon can be simpler too; the average newlywed couple’s honeymoon will last from seven to nine days, and you’re more likely to find a week of consistently beautiful weather during the summer. Just be aware that summer tends to be the height of wedding season, meaning you’ll likely have to spend a bit more on expenses like your venue, your catering, and so on.
Autumn is the most popular season overall, with 29% of Americans preferring autumn over the other three seasons. However, this doesn’t necessarily translate when it comes to planning for weddings. Many people tend to avoid fall weddings due to the drop in temperature, but there are plenty of reasons why you should look to this season for your big day.
Fall foliage can make for beautiful backdrops for your wedding if you choose to have part of your ceremony or reception outdoors. Additionally, late autumn is considered within the off-season for weddings, helping you save money.
If you’re looking for an unforgettable wedding, make use of the hues of the harvest, or even Halloween for something truly unique.
Winter weddings aren’t quite as common, but this is one of the elements that makes them truly special. Winter has a variety of holidays that you can tap into for inspiration for your wedding’s theme and decor, so this is definitely an option to consider if you and your future spouse are fond of a particular holiday.
Be careful with planning for your venue to ensure adequate heating though, and have a backup plan if you’re expecting to have any outdoor elements of your big day. Wet, heavy snow can be incredibly disruptive and even damaging to your party rentals; just six inches of wet snow can equal the weight of about 38 inches of dry snow.
What season do you plan to have your big day in? Will the weather or wedding season impact your plans?