Post # 1
I didn’t have an preconceived ideas about where and when I wanted to have my wedding before my FI proposed so my very first decision (after saying yes of course) was where to have it and when…
We’re lucky in the northeast to have 4 distinct seasons and there a million options in New England so I was just wondering how other bees decided on their choices!
I personally chose the Fall because I love the autumn leaves and hate sweating in the summer (gross but true). I love the idea of a nautical themed beach/Newport wedding but decided on a chic downtown location instead.
So, please share how did you choose your when and where?
Post # 3
We are in Maine but getting married in NH (We’re pretty close to the state line). We are getting married in the summer. I would’ve looooved a fall wedding, but was too impatient to wait until the fall since we had already pushed it back from the spring.
Post # 4
I LOVE summer in New England, so it was a no-brainer to me. We’re getting married in Maine on the coast, so hopefully it won’t be too hot & humid for our guests…
Post # 5
I had always wanted a fall wedding but my husband’s work schedule wouldn’t allow for it so we had to pick Feb or March and ended up getting married on March 6th in Mass.. so technically still winter. I was terrified it would storm because my parents got 6 inches of snow the weekend before the wedding. But we got SO lucky and it was 53 degrees and sunny for the wedding. Thank Goodness!
Post # 6
We’re in Maine, and getting married in late summer out on Peaks Island. Fall is my favorite season, but I wanted the wedding outdoors by the water, so fall was potentially too risky for me.
Also, all my FH’s family lives in Southern California, so unless it’s 90 the day of our wedding, they will be freezing – so summer it is! Since it’s an island, we should have a nice constant breeze.
Post # 7
Moose- you were lucky!! March is a tough month with our weather! That’s awesome for you though!
Post # 8
Another Boston girl here!
I chose June 4th. I would have loved a fall wedding, especially at our outdoor venue, but September & early October were already booked! And waiting until October would have made it almost a 2 year engagement, which my husband and I just weren’t feeling. We had already been living together for 2 years when we got engaged.
Post # 9
I hate being cold and love the vibe of a great summer night so that’s why we chose August. I have been to so many beautiful wedding in winter, spring, and fall as well.
Post # 10
I’m from Boston, fiance is from NYC, so we chose Connecticut and the fall. I love the summer, but we were aiming for more temperate weather without too much sweating because when we booked our venue, they didn’t have AC!! They do now, but I’m glad we stuck with the fall, the foliage should be glorious!
Post # 11
We’re on the South Shore of Massachusetts and getting married October 2. 🙂
Post # 12
@gabrielleelise1981- Peaks Island is a beautiful place for a wedding!!
Post # 13
We’re just shy of the NH border in MA and getting married on the southern ME coast where I grew up and picked late September to avoid all the traffic and crowds that go with summer. We have an afternoon wedding planned, so hopefully we will have one of those beautiful early fall days where it’s warm but not too hot. If I had my way we would have had a Christmas wedding, but my FI and his family refuse to go anywhere in the snow. 🙁
Post # 14
We got married in October. It was a day before our dating anniversary and I didn’t want to wait six more months to get married, so we rushed it to have it in October. 😛
ETA: Forgot to add the “where” part! We just bought a house in April and we decided that we’d love to have a small intimate wedding at our home in NH! So that’s what we did. 🙂
Post # 15
We live in NYC but are getting married in Mystic, CT. We chose summer because I absolutley cannot bear to be cold and have always associated my wedding with a beutufl summer evening.
Post # 16
we’re massachusetts/connecticut in august. we just needed it to be during a time when school was out and the month of july didn’t work for our families. my friend is getting married in the fall in massachusetts. i would have loved to do that too, but our families are too far for that to have worked well.