(Closed) Need advice with wedding date

posted 7 years ago in Atlanta
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

What city/state/area/longitude are you in? That could change everything!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would pick the October date knowing how long into the year it can stay hot in the south (I’m in South Carolina).  I would rather it be a little chilly then overly hot.  You can try looking at the Farmer’s Almanac to see what the average is for both dates.  The closest wedding to you I’ve been to was around October 12 about an hour outside of Atlanta and it was just fine, a little chilly, but with a sweater it was fine.  I hope this helps!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I must admit, I am very biased towards October 22. 😉

But yeah, it totally depends where in the world you are for us to judge based on chilly nights.

May I ask why 5pm for the ceremony?

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

pps, she’s posting on the atlanta board so i think it’s safe to assume the wedding is in atlanta.

go to weather.com and you can look at the weather on each day for the past 3 years to get an idea of the average temperature. would you rather risk being a little hot or a little cold?

in atlanta, sept. 24 has an average high of 80 and low of 62. october 22 has an average high of 71 and low of 50.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@novemberblue: I think it’d depend on sunset to determine the temperature around 5 but I know here the temperature doesn’t reach the lows until late at night/early morning.  I think the highest temperature during the summer at least is around 3 here (just a little while after the sun was at the highest point).  

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Damn, I feel stupid!

Anyway, if you don’t mind taking advice from a stupid person, I would recommend October.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I also love late April or May too.

Lots of gorgeous flowers blooming around and less humidity.

Plus it’s warmer here and the nights are getting longer, perfect for a pre-summer soiree! 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We got engaged September 26 and are getting married September 24… it’s my favourite time of year! So I vote for the September date, lol!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@novemberblue:

I was the wedding coordinator at a 10/23 wedding this year. It was lovely weather during the day but it certainly was cold at night. However, I would say that one of the most important things for planning an outdoor wedding is to have a plan in case of rain. If there is a rain plan at the venue you are considering, then I think either date will work since you said they do have fans or heaters just in case it is too hot/too cold. 🙂

Joyce 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

This is why I prefer late spring (like late April/May) for an ATL outside wedding (but love all people happy in love having beautiful wedding days!)

Less humidity, nice weather, evenings aren’t that cold.  Plus omg!  The flowers here are gorgeous then.

Then again, one of the loveliest weddings I’ve been too was during an ice storm quite a while back.  The church even lost power, and the well-armed coordinator brought in at the last minute hundreds of candles..the church looked ethereal!

I have seen gorgeous weddings summer, fall, winter and spring.  I just happened to be a beach bride this summer and loved it!     

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