(Closed) Best month for an English wedding?

posted 7 years ago in United Kingdom
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Its one year today until my wedding. Its sunny right now, and it was blistering hot last year, so fingers crossed it will be in 2012 too. I thinkanytime June-August is a good bet, but you can never count on the English weather.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

may and june always seem to be the best months weather-wise but we are having a Destination Wedding so we’re not taking any chances!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The English weather is eternally unpredictable but I would say any time between June- August for an outdoor marquee wedding. Late May is usually good as well but it may be a bit chilly.

We got married first Saturday in July and had good weather, around 24 degrees and mixed cloud/sunshine.

But there are no guarantees so just make sure you plan a worst case scenario for rain. And get yourself some umbrellas (perhaps colourful ones) for pictures in case you have to take them in the rain!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@VickyAurea: well the last few aprils have actually been drier than the june my cousin got married in april this year and it was stunning day weird i know 

i have picked august though as i need the warmth but with the uk weather its kind of pot luck lol

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would have said July/ August a few years back but I deff think the British seasons are shifting. The last two or three years these months have been very wet (and often muggy type heat). I’m getting married July next year but being a teacher I’m tied to school holidays if I don’t want to have to wait weeks for my honeymoon! We seem to have had great spring weather the past few years, especially May-ish time.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m getting married in May, and like some others have said May has been lovely the last few years as has april and quite often september. June, july , august are so hit and miss but i guess all british weather is.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Taking into account the recent weather why not go for October?  I honestly think it’s no more likely to rain in October than August.  Shame it can’t be more predictable 🙁

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We are pretty screwed having an Irish wedding in November (ahhh!) but the date is important to us and the other options are worse (have until January on my visa…yikes!) Summer would be the best, I think, weather wise! I’m hoping it doesn’t rain TOO hard!!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

April’s actually one of the driest months where we’re getting married in Scotland. You can’t really bet on weather at any time of year in the UK, so just go for a time of year that suits you.

You can get statistical data on the weather for the whole year for a particular location based on decades of readings if you look online, particularly if you’re looking at a rural area.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@VickyAurea: If the worst comes to the worst and it rains I can console myself with the old wives tale that rain on your wedding day is good luck!

If you worry too much about picking a date for perfect weather then you’re setting yourself for a high possibility of disappointment.

We’re having an outdoor ceremony (weather permitting) with a marquee reception and we have contingency plans for any weather disturbance.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@VickyAurea: For the ceremony part of the marquee can be turned into a ceremony room with two very scenic glass walls. We can hold the drinks reception in the castle itself while the room is turned around for the meal and there are lots of rain-friendly spots for photos.

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