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

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 16
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Honestly our only thinking in picking our date is that we both just LOVE the summer. Oh and our anniversay is in June and happened to land on a Saturday. Other than that I don’t think there are any other advantages/disadvantages to any season aside from personal preference.

Post # 17
1334 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@lovekiss: Hmm, I notice your date is on Columbus Day weekend.  Yom Kippur too.  And I love October weddings-the weather is usually perfect. Well done:)

Post # 18
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

When we decided on our wedding date we based it on weather of location. I have always wanted an outdoor wedding and reception but I can’t imagine roasting in the summer heat or risking rain in the spring or winter… so we chose early fall (September 29th)

The only downfall is we would be honeymooning the first week of October which means I probably won’t be able to honeymoon in the carribean since thats storm season for them. I didn’t think about this when planning our wedding. I am working with what I have though. My honeymoon is not as important as my marriage.

Post # 19
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We also chose October hoping the  weather would be a little cooler. Also, it would be pretty where we are getting married with the changing colors of the leaves. It is a little difficult for fall since both my Mom and sister work for schools and they would have had more time in the summer. Also, it would be tougher for people with children to come if they are coming from out of town and would have to take their kids out of school for a day. We are running into issues of people not able to come because their kids are involved in extracurricular activities in the fall and would be busy that day or some guys who want to watch football during the day. If someone would rather watch football, that is fine, they don’t need to come to my wedding. I know some people will have a tv on at their wedding for a game, but I don’t like that really. There are a lot of people who wouldn’t be able to make it in the summer either because their kids are involved in activities or else they make plans for family vacations. It seems to me that it is difficult to plan events in the summer because of that.  so, really both times can be rough for people to make the wedding. You should pick the time of year that you want and I am sure that the people who really want to be there will be there.

Post # 20
2492 posts
Buzzing bee

If you want a fall wedding, then go for it. People will have the same issues getting time off work no matter what time of the year it is. Summer is generally family vacation time so you’ll be competing with that, where it isn’t a concern in fall.

Post # 21
2159 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We had a winter wedding. People complained. We didn’t care. DH and I are cold weather people, we got to toss snowballs around in our wedding clothes, we were ecstatic.

We also got married on Oscar night, and my movie fanatic Maid/Matron of Honor came to the wedding anyway, lol.

Whatever makes you happy!

Post # 22
3354 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 1900

@PitBulLover:  I would’ve much preferred fall because August was hot as balls

BWAHAHA! oh man that so made me LOL

Post # 23
3214 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would have had an October wedding if I could have. But with my teaching schedule, it just didn’t make sense.

Post # 24
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We wanted an October wedding but the church was booked, however they had the last weekend in September open, which does happen to be the second day of fall, so I took it! I am hoping for cool, humid-free weather. October has prettier leaves but can be colder so it may work out fine.

I am finding that fall weddings are starting to become more popular, so if you want to do a fall wedding make sure you book everything early!

Post # 25
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@PutABirdOnIt: Yes, we intentionally chose Columbus Day weekend because Mr. LK, myself, and a lot of our family and friends work for the State and Federal government. So a decent chunk of our guestlist already have a long weekend to work with, making it a little easier on them. And having the wedding on that Sunday means that the overnight hotel rate for guests is $80 less than the rate for Saturday night. Plus the Sunday schedule helped us avoid a minimum spending amount from our florist. All in all, it has worked out well so far and we have no regrets.

Post # 26
2620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Honestly I hate being hot.

Not to mention that I’m sure I’ll have the nervous, excited sweats no matter the temperature on our big day….

I love fall, always have. It’s my absolute favorite season. That combined with awesome temperatures, the decision practically made itself. 🙂

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