(Closed) Midwest Brides what month will you/did you get married and why

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@KatB442:  We wanted July, August, or September as we wanted to have our ceremony on the local riverboat and those are the only time the boat runs here so the outdoors was a big part of our factoring but we ended up with August because the reception venue we wanted was already completely booked for all Fridays and Saturdays in July and September. There was actually only 2 Saturdays open still in August so we got what we could. We were engaged for 13 months and booked our venues 11 months ahead.

Post # 4
2449 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t think that 2 years is too long for an engagement. If you’d rather wait until August, you should go for that! 

Post # 5
1863 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

March, because we’re hoping there will be no snow by then and it won’t be as bitter cold. And this month makes it one year that we were engaged so we didn’t want to wait much longer. For a second we were gonna do the whole “winter wonderland” theme this winter but nixed that idea when we thought about bitter cold winds, frost, blizzards, below zero temps, slush and ice, freezing rain… yeah.. no. 

Post # 8
881 posts
Busy bee

May. Our engagement will be about 20 months by the end, and three months in, I’m really enjoying having the time to plan. We chose it because it can snow it Michigan in April and June can be really hot.

Post # 10
8572 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We chose October because we LOVE halloween, and we wanted it to be cool outside. I just couldn’t see getting married in a summer month because of the high humidity, or in the winter when its super cold.

Post # 11
970 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

Midwest Canada! Here is my reasoning:

January-April Didn’t want a winter wedding, too cold, crap for travelling, want ceremony outside

May-June is rainy season here

July-August is tourist season and we are WAY too busy to take any time off or expect any of our friends to come

September PERFECT weather, not too busy, tons of activiites still, wanted fall colors

October too cold for outdoor ceremony

November-December Again no winter

Post # 12
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We chose May and live in Ohio.  May is usually reasonably nice here, though we get the occasional freak snowstorm in April.  We’re having it inside because Winter and Spring are very rainy seasons for us, and May 3 could be 80 and sunny, or it could be 45 and drizzling.  There’s no way to know!

Post # 13
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Our wedding is in St. Louis. Our wedding date is June 7, but we picked it MOSTLY because of work (our busy seasons had very little overlap – the only time both of us weren’t insanely busy was June and July, but now we both have new jobs so it completely negates that, but whatever). Anyway, we wanted avoid the crazy heat and humidity of the summer, and have realitively predicatable weather. I also always pictured myself as a spring/summer bride versus fall/winter. June 7 just happened to be exactly two years from our engagement date, so it worked out nicely.

FWIW, some days I hate having a 2 year engagement (I just wish it was hear already!), but other times I LOVE it. We’ve had every single vendor booked forever (and we got our pick of the litter), and right now I just get to focus on all my “fun” projects. Plus, so much more time to save money!

Post # 14
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We are getting married in October, but we have a two year engagement.  I am looking forward to having some extra time to plan!

Post # 15
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

i went with october, i love fall! go with august 🙂

Post # 16
3067 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@KatB442:  I would not ever get married December-June in Midwest!!! If you can tolerate cold late octobr-early november is soooo pretty. I chose september because its usually still warm and the month is pretty dry compared to June 🙂 I feel like it rains ( atleast in IL ) alot in the spring and early summer. My sister got married in August here an it was also beautiful. I guess MN doesnt get as hot as Chicago so August would also be a good month

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