(Closed) Advantages to having a summer wedding/ disadvantages of fall wedding

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think this is mostly a weather/personal preference decision.  I don’t think many brides make objective pro/con lists.

If you want a fall wedding, go for it! 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wanted a fall wedding but were having a summer wedding. Ours was because of venue availability, family and friends able to attend and the best time for our honeymoon choice (a cruise to the Bahamas *which would have been a bad idea in the fall- hurricane season).

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

One of the disadvantages of a Fall wedding is that if your guests are coming from out of state then travel is a necessity and most have to work, so getting days off might be a problem.  So, I would suggest having your wedding around Columbus Day weekend in October or Veteran’s Day weekend in November. 

They aren’t major holidays but some people will have the day off and that will make it easier for them to come to your wedding. But I love a Fall wedding, so that’s my vote:)

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@jackndiane: June is “prime time” for weddings because of the bright sunny (and typically HOT weather).  Plus, lots of lush greenery and blooming flowers.  It’s also when kids are out of school.  Which means less worry with schools and teachers.

 

We’re having a spring wedding.  We SHOULD have an early spring (Easter is early next year, yay!) which means stuff should be turning green and blooming.  Hopefully.  

We went with April because it’s usually not freezing cold like March (I hate the cold) and not hot like the summer months (my Fiance hates the heat).  Where I live, you’re lucky to have an actual spring/fall.  It usually goes from frozen winter to steamy summer to cold winter.  No cool/warm days.  (Though, the past two years we’ve had actual SPRING and FALL weather!!! YAY!!!)

It could be the same as our choices (don’t want to be in the burning hot summer sun but still have the summery look) OR it could be because of the gorgeous fall colors.  (IF you’re lucky enough to have them…  we have the past two years, but before that it went from green to some colors to brown to bare within weeks.)

 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wanted a fall wedding but our venue only had 2 dates in August, so August it was! I would’ve much preferred fall because August was hot as balls

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

According to Darling Husband fall = college football time not wedding time.

Post # 9
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Honey bee

The summer is too hot in this area, and the Fall is beautiful time around here.

@PutABirdOnIt: Dont people have to take time off in the summer too though?

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Actually the area we’re having our wedding (NC), June and October are the most popular months. Seriously, we aren’t getting married until October 2012 and every single vendor has already booked weekends for that month. It’s because the weather cools to a gorgeous 70 degrees, no humidity.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@PutABirdOnIt: “One of the disadvantages of a Fall wedding is that if your guests are coming from out of state then travel is a necessity and most have to work, so getting days off might be a problem.”

Are you saying that it is more difficult to take time off in the fall than it is in the summer or that people usually don’t have to work in the summer, so taking time off isn’t necessary?  Whatever the case, apparently I’m in the wrong line of work.

One advantage of a fall wedding is that travel should be less expensive, because school vacation is over.  Also, depending on when in the fall you are getting married, you might get an off-season discount.  Our venue had a winter discount of 10% from November to April, so we saved a few $$$.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I second @june42011! My Fiance and his friends are big college football and hockey fans, so mid-late fall wasn’t great timing for us. We ended up choosing to have a late spring wedding w/ blooming flowers, pleasant weather, and few sports!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We went from having a June wedding to a September wedding. I’m glad though. September is still considered summer, but it’s not as wet and hot as June.

Around here June is the wettest month of the year. I think it basically rained more than half of the month this year. I think summer weddings are popular because everything is green and flowers are fully bloomed.

Fall is also popular because the trees begin to change to rich colors and the weather is cooler. I will take 75 degrees over 95.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Bostongrl25: Yes, they do but except for the 4th of July weekend there aren’t a whole lot of holidays to work around. And a lot of people aren’t happy to “waste” their time off around the 4th to go to a wedding.  Same goes for Labor Day.  That’s why I said those two minor holidays are easier to work around.  Who cares if your Columbus Day weekend is taken up by a wedding? 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We chose fall because we HATE being hot. We’re just not summer people. I really wanted a winter wedding, but my brother’s job has him on-call 24-7 from early November through late March for snow/ice, so there was no guarantee that my brother would be able to attend our wedding during those months. Having my brother present is a much higher priority than the season when we get married, so my winter wedding dreams were canceled pretty much immediately. Fall was the next best candidate for cooler weather.

That said, fall has its downside for us because teen LK is in school, which means Mr. LK and I can’t just up and disappear for a honeymoon. If we had friends with school age kids who needed to travel for our wedding, that would also have made things more difficult. Fortunately for us, our traveling couples are all child-free. Early fall is also hurricane season, which can be a problem for us East Coasters. My parents company handled a wedding this weekend, and all staff and guests ended up stuck at the wedding venue overnight because of Irene. It was not a good situation.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ll be honest, I hate when people have fall weddings. I am a big college football fan, as is my husband.  If you are not our bffs or extremely close family, we probably wouldn’t go to your wedding.  I don’t think everyone is as serious about it as we are, but even if people go to your wedding, you have to count on people being in the bar or on their smartphones checking scores.

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