Date for destination wedding

posted 3 months ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Which date for Destin, FL wedding?
    Nov 2, 2019 : (4 votes)
    40 %
    May 2, 2020 : (6 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    In May you have a better chance for the weather being warmer. On the Gulf Coast, November weather is very unpredictable. We have temps sometimes in the 60s or lower (which is chilly for the beach) and temps in the 80s at times. I would probably choose May if it were me. The difference in time between November and May isn’t that terribly long. It seems like it now, but it will go by quickly.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2016

    lauraleann :  You want to get married outside ON the beach? Then I’d definitely choose May. Destin is Northern Florida. It can definitely be chilly for an outdoor wedding in November there. 

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2016

    lauraleann :  I’m sure Destin would be less crowded in November. I saw your other thread too and I really dont think it’ll be “sweltering” in May. Hot? Yes. But early May shouldn’t be too bad. As long as you’re not asking anyone to wear formal attire. 

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    lauraleann :  Neither of those weeks are busy with tourists. It’s after Spring Break in May and before summer vacation. Early November would likely see even fewer tourists. The humidity can be present either month. Early May isn’t particulary hot and humid, but it does have the potential to be. The humidity is typically lower in November, but the stray shower can definitely change that. I’m on the Mississippi coast which has very similar weather to Destin. I got married at the end of November on a stormy weekend with the temperatures in the 70s. You chose two time periods where the weather is very unpredictable. Regardless of which month you choose, you need to have an indoor backup plan. Weather on the gulf coast can be beautiful and sunny one hour and then stormy the next. 

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2016

    lauraleann :  When is Easter 2020? Spring break will definitely be over by the end of April. 

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    lauraleann :  Almost always before Easter unless Easter falls early.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    lauraleann :  Yeah so if its April 12th then regardless of when spring break is, you’ll be in the clear. Colleges usually have early breaks in March and public schools will likely be the week before or the week immediately following. Either way early May shouldn’t see any spring break tourists.

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