(Closed) Need northern Florida weather knowledge

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You have to remember that June and July in those areas is their high tourist season.  So…you and everyone who travels for the wedding will be spending $$$ for rooms there.  Also, high tourist season means the beaches will be packed so your beach wedding is gonna have A LOT of onlookers.  Plus it will be very hot and humid.  March may still be pretty cool but do some research when looking at dates then, you really want to share your beach wedding with all the drunk college kids on spring break(ESP if you get married in Panama City)?

 

All those reasons is why I’m getting married on the beach in Destin in October. 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

March could actually be on the cool side.  At night, cold even.  March is also least likely to have rain.  The later you go = hotter and greater chance of rain.  Spring Break was a good thing for nursemel to point out.  The first weekend of March shouldn’t be too bad, but from the second and subsequent weekends may be packed with Spring Breakers.  June and July may be unbearable in the daytime.  If you haven’t already go to weather.com and look at the monthly averages for heat and rain to give you a better idea.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Speaking as a Florida resident… Yes. June and July are hot. Like mid 80’s to low 90’s hot. Also keep in mind that it rains here almost EVERY day during the summer. It doesn’t always rain all day, but it rains most days for at least 30 minutes to an hour or so.

March can actually be cool here. Depending on the day, it may even be a bit chilly. My wedding will be in St. Pete and I’ve chosen a March date because my older guests cannot tolerate being outdoors in the heat.

Keep in mind that March marks the very beginning of the VERY busy tourist season here, so if you want a March wedding you’ll want to find a venue early and make sure to reserve rooms for your guests before they are booked up.

ETA: My mom went up to see a girl friend in Destin two weeks ago, towards the end of July. She sent me a picture of them on the beach- not only was it extremely hot out, but the beach was literally packed with tourists, all bunched together like sardines. So keep in mind that the more popular touristy beaches in Florida are going to be extremely crowded in the summer. You may want to look around for some of the less well-known beaches if you choose a summer date- there is plenty of gorgeous coast all over the state.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We are actually getting married in the panhandle area. Yes March is a high spring breaker time BUT there are areas that are not full of crazy drunk college kids. We are getting married in HIGH SB area but we are on the more western side and it is quiet. The weather is not too hot and starts to get a little more chilly at night which is nice. Where were you thinking maybe some bee’s have some ideas for you.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

June and July are way too hot for an outdoor wedding especially for people coming down from cooler climates.  Plus, it rains pretty much every afternoon during June (and July this year.).  Late March through early May will have the best weather and temperatures for an outdoor beach wedding.

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