Post # 1
We are getting married next year in New Hampshire. I LOVE fall, as does FI, and we want to have beautiful foliage on our wedding day. We chose the last weekend in September (the 29th). We wanted the first weekend in October but a good friend is getting married that weekend. Now I can’t stop thinking that we will have better color on October 13th and I’m thinking we should see if we can change … such a minor detail and I am stressing too much about it! Anyone else getting married or got married in the fall in New England? Any advice about what date would be better (or how to just get over it 🙂 )?
Post # 3
I think you’re right–2nd week in October would be better if you’re looking for rampant fall color.
Post # 4
This was my concern last year…we actually changed the date three times
We settled on October 22 to guarantee fall foliage..but we are concerned we are going to freeze everyone out during our outdoor ceremony. I am in PA, so there is a difference in when the leaves will change compared to your area…
Google something like “Leave changing time in New England”
There are people who track it every year..
Some website somewhere should be able to tell you if you will have the fall gorgeousness by your date..
good luck and congrats!
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Post # 6
Where in New Hampshire? The further north you go, the earlier peak foliage. New Hampshire in general peaks much earlier than where I live (MD). MD usually peaks the last week or two of October.
Post # 7
we actually had our engagment pics scheduled for this weekend..well today actually lol OCt 2nd. But its still to warm and not all the trees have changed enough to get that fall look so we are going to try agan the week of the 20th-23rd. Im in Boston so close to NH.
Post # 8
@EleanorRigby, We’ll be in the monadnock region, southern NH. I suppose part of the problem is it changes from year to year!
Thanks, @irishb! Good link… and it makes me think that the 2nd week of October is best. Now I just have to hope our place isn’t already booked for that date, which may be a long shot…
Post # 9
I’m getting married next October and all the venues tell me the 2nd weekend is when we are in full fall foliage. Since the fall starts earlier in New England, the end of September should work well for you. If you were in the south, I’d say you’d have to change weekends to get the colors.
Post # 10
I’d try to change it… I went to college in the Berkshires and peak foliage was always first two weeks of October…