Post # 1
FI and I are having problems choosing a date. What would you pick? and why? I am hoping to print this out to show Fiance so we can decide this weekend. 🙂 Thank you in advance.
I would love to have an outdoor ceremony, but I don’t want it to rain or be too cold or be too hot. The venue has both indoor and outdoor spaces that would fit out party. I also don’t want to pay too much. Sound familiar?
Here are the months we are thinking:
1. March 2012 – The date could be when we 1st got together. There is a 50% chance of rain in March here, and may be cold. Likely we will be able to negotiate better deals because it’s an off season wedding.
2. May 2012 – Height of wedding season so will be more expensive. No chance of rain, but might be very hot.
3. September 2012 – Less chance of rain than in March, but slightly more inexpensive compared to May. But we would be engaged longer.
Post # 3
I voted for September 2012. But if it is really important to you to be married sooner bite the bullet and marry in May. Having an outdoor wedding in March makes me really nervous.
Post # 4
First where are you getting married?? Of course that plays a huge part in the temperment of the weather.
Our wedding is in May 2012 with an outdoor ceremey and indoor reception and we have back up just in case mother nature doesn’t cooperate. My cousin is getting married in late March 2012 and is hoping for an outdoor ceremony and reception as well. I have told her to thoughtfully look into the costs of tents as it very well could rain in San Diego during that time.
I would recommend finding a venue first and then see what your options are. It may be that your venue has a back up already in place (mine did) and then your March concerns are over. Tents can be fairly expensive so choosing March for the lower cost might not be financially saavy if you have to invest in tents as well.
Post # 5
It started to make me nervous too, thats why I am not sure. Thank you for your input!
Post # 6
I had the same dilemma and we ended up choosing to pay more for guaranteed good weather. Our ceremony will be outside and the venue is a winery with an outdoor terrace option for the reception which I preferred.
I agree you should narrow down the venue and the figure out what works best. If your heart is set on outdoors and you don’t want to chance bad weather, I’d pay a little more.
Post # 7
Our ceremony/ recpetion venue has both options. I love the outdoor space, and the indoor space is okay…
I am getting married in Sacramento. So weather is kind of a toss-up sometimes.
Post # 8
I’d suck up the cost if it could guarentee me a perfect sunny day.
Post # 9
Seems like mostly eveyone is eliminating March for could be bad weather.
Haha well if I could buy perfect weather I would. This year was crazy this last weekend it rained and was 70 degrees, today its HOT at 100.
Post # 10
I think September is a great time for a wedding…but I’m biased 🙂 I’m up north, but I think generally on the west coast, the weather through mid-september is nicely warm and dry. We ended up with rain on the 20th, but literally every day of September up until the 19th was lovely! With an outside wedding, I’d also prefer a chance of hot, rather than too cold.
That said, there are no guarantees with the weather, no matter where you live or what day you pick. I’m glad to see your venue has an indoor option, just in case.
Post # 11
I’m not familiar with the weather in California in these months, but for us March works because it won’t be hot and humid yet. Where we live, it gets too hot for comfortable outside weddings towards the end of April/beginning of March and I refuse to sweat on my wedding day, lol. It stays hot until well into October. That was my personal reasoning, but like I said, not sure what the weather is like there.
Just wanted to say – keep in mind that the weather can be bad any time of year, no matter how well you plan for it or try to avoid it. I hear rain on your wedding day is actually lucky. 😉 I didn’t vote because I would’ve voted March because, well, I’m biased. Lol.
Post # 12
With Spetember I can play that disco song about dancing in September LOL! Too bad the 21st is a wednesday.
Post # 13
That song is on my must play list and I’m getting married in October. 🙂
I’m torn between May and September for you. I love fall, so the end of September would probably be nice. But May would probably have been my second choice if I couldn’t have a fall wedding. All my favorite flowers bloom around that time. 🙂
Post # 14
But But… September is soo far away! Gah. I am more confussed than before. But now we have it narrowed down to May or September…
Post # 15
Ha ha really? I’m getting married in May 2012 near Sacramento (Walnut Grove), small world huh?
I would say if March means that much to you and your venue has indoor and outdoor options then go with it. If it should rain than you have back up and I’m sure it will be just as amazing.
If you really want an outdoor ceremony and can afford the added expense go with May, less than an inch of rain typically in Sacramento.
In My Humble Opinion Sacramento is BRUTALLY hot in September so unless your outdoor wedding is in the evening your guests will be baking.
Post # 16
Really I thought it was nicer in September …I think of Fn Hot Auguest Nights and Coool September Breeze. Sacramento is so tempermental, this past year has been crazy. Rain for a week in the end of June? … is no month sacid to the weather gods. (tehehe)
L’ Sigh. We cannot decide, and we want to decide.
I think I have been to Walnut Creek Its kind of like Roseville or La Jolla…