(Closed) So… fall bride.. or spring bride?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Fall or Spring
    Fall : (14 votes)
    50 %
    Spring : (14 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
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    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I had always envisioned myself as a fall bride, but once we actually got engaged (December 2010) and did the math on how much our wedding would cost, we ended up going with May 2012.  Plus, I found that when I was calling venues in January 2011 for availability in October and November 2011, that everywhere was already booked up! πŸ™‚ I am a big fan on May brides now, as I will be one!!  Smile 

    Post # 4
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    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Seeing as your friend is getting married in Oct and share same group of friends, I would go with May.

    Post # 5
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    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am biased to fal because I am actually a fall bride….and Im from Illinois too! Well with the season being pushed back and all wacky we still decided on an october wedding. I know my good friend got married last year on sept 18th and she had a beautiful day to get married on. No rain and No cold weather! My Future Sister-In-Law got married last year on Nov. 7th and she had warm weather too! Its just one of those chances you are gonna have to take.

    I dont know which area in Illinois you are from but it always rain the last two weeks of May in my area! Check the farmers almanac for both of those dates….every library should have the 2012 version now!

    Good luck and keep us posted on which date you choose!

    Post # 6
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    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think May can still potentially be cold in Illinois. I remember this year that I complained a lot because it took so long to get warm! It sounds like you’re planning an outdoor wedding. I think in either May or September would be fine, but remember to plan B! Plus, they say rain on your wedding day is good luck!

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Well, I’m partial to the end of May πŸ™‚

    It was 104 today here so weather this year can never really be a certain predictor of weather next year.

    If the flowers and the feel of spring is more you, then go with that.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I went through your exact dilemma. I went back and forth between May and September as well and live in WI. I have always loved spring, the fresh air smells so dang good after a cold winter! Yet, I also love fall.

    My big factor was like you, the weather. I wanted it to be nice, not cold and less chance of rain. I wanted September thinking less chance of rain but then someone pointed out that labor day can be pretty cold and I was looking at Sept 15, 2012 so figured I was taking a chance. Sure it can be cold (and rainy) in May but my thought was you’re coming out of colder months so even if it’s not THAT warm in May, it will still feel nice. It’s not like going from 90 degrees to 60 which can certainly be the case in September.

    I did a FB poll and asked friends for their opinions and the majority picked September, they had great envisions of a fall wedding. My problem is to me, September in the midwest doesn’t really seem like fall, it’s more like the ending of summer. October is fall when the leaves are turning, etc.. I ended up chosing May and even after having an unusually cold and rainy May this year, I’m glad I did. I’m going with a rustic elegant wedding with touches of birds, etc.. If I had done September it would’ve been harder to have somewhat of a theme (for me anyway)

    Good luck in your decision and remember that no matter what month you pick, there is always a chance of bad weather. If there were a guarantee, this would all be too easy πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
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    21 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I live in NC and it’s unbearably hot and humid here in the summer and I NEVER envisioned myself being a winter bride…hence Fall it is!

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    …however having lived in Milwaukee briefly and knowing how finicky the weather there can be, i think you’re safest bet is a fall wedding! 

     

    *not sure why my prior post uploaded before i finished typing! πŸ™‚ *

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