(Closed) Would you rather have your wedding in the fall (October) or in the Spring (May)

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

i love spring. i love the rainbows the flowers the colors the feeling of everything bursting to life. i love the blossoms and i love the potential that the weather is just starting to be nice and you have the whole summer stretching out in front of you. All things being equal for you i would think of the style that you like the flowers the food the fabric. if you see yourself loving eyelet lace and daffodils or tulips or other spring flowers go spring. if you like less airy fabric and more summer/fall flowers, and food that is hearty go fall. One nice thing about fall is you can get great food and everything almost is in season to eat, which might save you on food costs. You also might want the whole summer to tan (my skin just won’t) I know I’ll be a pasty march bride but my daffodil boquet and pale yellow wedding will be me. So which one is you?

Post # 4
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

Knowing what I now know about wedding flowers and their season – I’d chose may.  That being said, I really wanted an October wedding for the weather.  I’m no help ๐Ÿ™ sorry!

Post # 5
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I wanted Spring but ended with October since FI didn’t want to wait more than a year. We got engaged in Nov.

Post # 6
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

I love October… but I’m a little biased.   However, I think I would feel way too stressed out if I had to plan a wedding in 8 months.  I think it depends on whether or not you will be able to plan it out and if it is a good time for you and your FI.  Either way, both times of year are a lovely time to have a wedding.

Post # 7
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Weather wise it’s tricky for Michigan (either month could be beautiful or kind of cold) but May will give you the benefit of more time to plan if you feel October will be too soon plus you get a much prettier flower selection =).

Post # 8
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

October!! Not to hot; not to cold!

((atleast i hope thats how my day will go))!

Post # 9
3332 posts
Sugar bee

We made the same decision, but for us it was a no-brainer.  There’s no college football in May, there is in October. ๐Ÿ˜‰  Although, I also like getting married in the spring, the weather here is great then and it’s not too hot/too cold.  I also know that by the time our actual date rolls around, we will have been engaged over just over a year.  I don’t know if I could have planned it faster than that.  If you think you’re going to be rushed getting things done by October, give yourself the extra time.

Post # 10
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

I too am biased (October bride here!) BUT being in New England, IMO October is a prettier season up here.  You have foliage and the weather is usually in the upper 40’s/low 50s. 

Post # 11
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I love fall! There’s something about those fall colors, the deep reds and rust orange and yellows. You could do all of the deep colors or even do a classic black and white wedding with deep red roses. Plus, the weather is always perfect and less of a chance for rain than spring

Post # 12
14 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

Spring here is Mud Season.  And it could be raining, snowing, or beautiful and warm on any given day; and often is all three on the same day.  October is generally a more reliable month where I live (as far as weather) and the fall colors really pop against the bright colors of the surrounding land.  That’s why I chose October, plus it’s my favorite time of the year.

I think you should start by thinking about your favorite season and the colors they present where you’re planning on getting married.

Post # 13
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

october is so gorgeous in manhattan, my birthday is in october, and fall is my favorite season so i’m biased!

Post # 14
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re doing October b/c we had to work around the MLB schedule.  I personally wouldn’t want May b/c that’s when my birthday is!  And that deserves its own entire MONTH of celebration.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

BUT the flowers available in May are GORGEOUS.  Hello?  You could have peonies! 

If I were you I would choose May because it will give you a bit more time to save for the wedding, to find vendors that you like AND are available, and to change your mind 100 times about things.  I feel like if you were going to get married in six months, you’d have to settle for a lot because a lot of things would already be booked.  That being said, I’ve seen pics of the most amazing weddings that were put together in like two months.  But I know I couldn’t handle that type of stress.  Enjoy being engaged, enjoy your planning process, and enjoy being with each other before you’re husband and wife.

Post # 15
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I went with May because of the beautiful spring flowers! Also, in October (in recent years, anyway) in Southern California where I am you have to think about the possibility of wildfires. But you won’t have to worry about that in MI ๐Ÿ™‚

I think you should determine what kind of look you want for your wedding (colors, flowers, etc), and then see which season fits best.

Post # 16
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’d want to get married the sooner the better, so I’m probably not much help either.

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