Post # 1
I need help quick! I’ve found my dream venue — it’s inside/outside, and we’ll be seating people on the porch outside and have dancing and more seating inside. There is no air-conditioning, but lots of shade and big ceiling fans. Our reception will be from 4 – 9 and we’ll be taking photos beforehand. It’s in New Jersey, sort of near the water, so there is a nice breeze that rolls through.
So! Which date would you choose? August 29 or Oct 3?
August will be sunnier, but potentially very warm. October, the sun will set earlier and it could get chilly. Which is better?? I’m most concerned about the best light for photos, but also making sure people aren’t dying of heat or cold.
Or, what other criteria am I forgetting? Any ideas on why one or the other is better?? I need to decide today, so would love any quick help!
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Jersey bride here too! I vote October but I’m biased and always knew I wanted an October wedding for myself. I think the weather is better and the nights are cool but not chilly. August can be very hot with out any air-conditioning. Happy planning!
Post # 3
I went for the earlier one because I’m really impatient about my own wedding (only 13 months between proposal and the wedding but it’s dragging) and wouldn’t want to wait any longer than we absolutely have to
Post # 4
I chose October, I love the fall leaves turning colors, makes for amazing photographs! <3
Post # 5
magazinegirl37: I got married Oct 9 in DC and the weather was perfect. It really didnt get cool until late Oct. Early Oct in NJ will never be COLD. And I would rather be a little cool than too hot! If you are really worried about cold weather, you can rent outdoor heaters.
Post # 6
Thanks so much for your help everyone! We went with 8/29 — now everyone start crossing your fingers that it won’t be blazing hot!
Post # 7
magazinegirl37: I was going to say August, haha. Good for you guys for picking! Congrats!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2015 - Beach
I’m a little biased too – I’m getting married 10/9/2015. I live in New England, so the fall foliage is amazing.
I’d rather have it a little cooler than risk having a heat wave. No AC? No way.