(Closed) Would you have a July or December wedding? I can't choose between the two!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Given these options and my situation, would you have a December or July Wedding?
    December : (46 votes)
    54 %
    July : (35 votes)
    41 %
    Choose a different date/month/year : (4 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I really wanted a winter wedding, so I’d go for December.

    Why not add a poll?

    Post # 4
    Member
    4014 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would choose December as well! I hate being hot and things are much more affordable during the “off” months.

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I vote for Dec… but I’m the type of person that hates the heat… I always say that you can put more clothes on….and you can only take SO MUCH off!

    Post # 6
    Member
    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    december! i would hate to be pouring sweat on my wedding day!

    Post # 7
    Member
    1766 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    You mentioned classes and finals.  The weeks leading up to the wedding, it will be very hard to focus on anything other than the wedding. Wedding planning is stressful, and so are finals. No need to combine the two.  That’s why I’m voting for July.  It seems you both will have more peace of mind then.

    Post # 8
    Member
    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    very good point, @apriljo2011!!

    Post # 9
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    2608 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    december.  vendors are cheaper, the decor is a no brainer (pine boughs and fairy lights?? GORGEOUS, and inexpensive), and you can go on a hot honeymoon right away, instead of either waiting for winter, or going somewhere tropical in july, which seems like a waste to me.

    Post # 10
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    1791 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    How hot is it where you are in July? I would never have an outdoor wedding in July because the humidity would be awful. So, I say december.

    Post # 11
    Member
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    July!

    I see you are in the midwest like me, so I think July could be very pleasant outside.

    I would avoid December just because its so close to the holidays and all the other reasons you mentioned, plus weather is more unpredicatble in Dec.

    Although 12/13/14 would be an awesome date!

    Post # 12
    Member
    3220 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    December.  Costs of everything will be WAY cheaper.

    Post # 13
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    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was a July bride and it was great. I definitely wanted a sunny, warm day and we got married late afternoon-early evening, so heat wasn’t really a problem. We had an indoor-outdoor venue, which was great. July also has more predictable weather, at least in my area. It’s almost always guaranteed to be warm and sunny. In December, in my area, we had to contend with rain, cold, floods, etc.

    Something to consider for December weddings (and I originally wanted a winter wedding) would be weather (cold/rainy?) and people’s schedules. December(s) are hectic for most people and most cultures celebrate some sort of major holiday in December. We are personally super swamped in December between holiday parties with friends and co-workers, and general gatherings with families, plus shopping for gifts. Plus, money will be tight around the holidays as many are shopping for gifts, so out-of-town people may not want to travel to your wedding and spend money or be as willing to shell out $$$ for a gift.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We’re having a December 2013 wedding. πŸ™‚

    Post # 15
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    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I vote July — you do NOT want to be handling finals in the lead-up to your wedding. Plus you won’t be competing with your friends’ academic schedules, potential bad weather, and maybe even people’s holiday plans! People’s budgets and vacation time are always tight near the holidays in my experience.

    Also, people are saying that everything will be cheaper in December…I’m not sure I’d count on that for stuff like flowers, if you’re planning live flowers. You’ll have a wider selection of things in season in July. Also, vendors themselves often like to have some time off in the lead-up to the holidays!

    Of course, if you do have a winter wedding, I have no doubt that it will be gorgeous. Just my two cents. πŸ™‚

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    23639 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    July has my vote.  I prefer warm weather..but winter weddings are beautiful too! Clearly i’m no help.. πŸ˜€

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