(Closed) Choosing a date… HELP!

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
3857 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I live on the gulf a couple of cities below Tampa, and I will full-heartedly say choose as close to “winter” as possible. It is April 4th and I am currently sweating my ta-tas off and blasting the A/C. February is known for having cloudy or windy days down here, but that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad thing.

Let me ask you, do you have out of town guests coming down for your wedding? For my Fiance and I, this played a large part into whether we wanted a fall/winter wedding. Ultimately we ended up with October, though I lost that round, as I wanted February. I didn’t want my guests to come down in July and literally melt during the ceremony. Instead, I wanted to find a time of year where the weather was the most comfortable–and I think February is that month!

Post # 3
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

marierose:  While I am not getting married down here but I live in Orlando Florida and its just be beginning of April and its been hot and humid. For an outside wedding down here I would highly recommend the closer to winter the better.

Post # 4
13248 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can’t predict whether the weather will be rainy, cloudy, or sunny.  You can’t know if it’s going to be a heat wave or a cold front.  Educated guesses will say it’ll be cooler in February and getting icky in April.  Go with what date suits you best – for your vendors, for your memories, and for the ease of planning.

Post # 5
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

marierose:  Weather in February is usually unrpredictable; hot one day and freezing the next.  March is generally a better option even though we had some crazy cold days this year in March, it’s not typical to go below 65 towards the end of the month.  Early April is hit or miss because it may be a gorgeous day at 75 degrees or balls hot 90+.  It depends on the gamble you want to take.  Typically the closer you get to May, the more rain there is.

For my first wedding I chose mid-March and the weather was perfect.  For my second wedding we settled on early November, also gorgeous.  With the dates you have I would recommend picking April 4 over February 7 for an outdoor wedding.  Florida is rainy year round so you should always have a backup plan just in case (it’s heavier during the summer when we get showers every afternoon from May through July).

Post # 6
29 posts

I got married on April 6 close to the Gulf and it rained all week up to our wedding day, including the day before. I was a mess. Luckily, the day was GORGEOUS. Not too hot, not too cold, sunny and wonderful. 

I think all you really can do in Florida, no matter what date you pick, is make sure you have a backup plan. We had an indoor reception venue that was able to be used as ceremony location in the chance that it rained. 

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