Picking a season? Only ruled out summer so far…

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It sounds like you’re leaning towards winter or spring based on the colors.  I think with weddings you often have to go with your gut, otherwise risk regret or second thoughts.

If you go with early spring (March or early April) many venues still offer off season winter rates, so you get that winter benefit.  Late sping probably has more stable weather, but really you can never predict that.  In early spring you get those outdoor photos when trees are just starting to bud, flowers and grass are starting to poke out of the groud. I think it gives this whole vibe of new things starting, everything blossoming.  Seems like a fitting time to start a marriage to me*

*I’m an April bride so I may be a bit biased 🙂

Post # 4
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I would go for early spring. You can usually still get venue discounts in this area in early April.

Post # 5
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

summer and fall are the height of the wedding season- i believe it spans may-mid october.

i would go spring. some venues offer discounts during the off-season. plus, i think the butterfly theme would work well in march or april (:

Post # 6
3195 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think you are a spring bride. Smile

Post # 7
417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You kind of sound like me lol.  When we were trying to pick our date the first thing we ruled out was summer… Its too hot and people like to go away on weekends.  We really wanted fall, but got engaged in the fall and to do the wedding the following fall didn’t give us enough time financially and to wait until the fall after that just felt like we would be waiting forever!  After that I literally went through each month from January-May and made a pros and cons list of what would work and what wouldn’t.  I honestly never thought picking a date would be so hard!

Personally, I like the idea of a spring wedding.  If you guys like butterflies, spring is when you see them start to break out of the cocoons andnew life begins.  If you’re into symbolism, spring=new life and new beginnings and a marriage is a the beginning of a new life too.  If you want an outdoor wedding, depending on the month you pick its still possible.  Also, you still stand a good chance of getting your venue at a winter rate.  From what I’ve seen the winter rates usually last until mid-late April.

Post # 8
825 posts
Busy bee

Go for spring. I used to live in DC and fall there, as you know, can be wet, rainy, and hot well into September.

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