Post # 1
As you may have noticed I’m at the VERY BEGINNING stages of planning (haven’t formely started yet) hence my many questions. So thankful to have found this site and all you ladies!
One of my doubts is what season to have my wedding; although I always imagined a summer wedding as pretty much all of my married (or about to be married) friends have had/going to have. However, then my FH, suggested to have a winter wedding, I live near the south of Spain (although I’m British) so you can imagine summers get pretty hot here and its quite humid, hence my heat sensitive FH not wanting a summer wedding.
So the question: winter wedding? autumn/fall wedding? spring wedding? or late winter early spring wedding?
My “theme” is likely to be vintage (damask invitations, eiffel tower vases with round bouquets as centre pieces, groomsmen in traditional tuxedos and bridesmaids with vintage waves. The “theme colours” are likely to be black and white with a touch of red. So what season would you say is most appropriate? Our provisional date as seen is the 14th of February which is kind of cute as its Valentine’s day and on a Saturday (too cliche?)
Post # 3
I voted for Autumn, it would fit your theme and won’t be too cold or too hot.
If you do decide to go with Feb 14th, it’s not too cliche – you are allowed to get married on whatever date you want! Just bear in mind with Valentines Day only falling on a Saturday every few years, venues and suppliers will get booked out fast.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
For your colors I voted winter. 🙂 The darker colors go better with the cooler weather.
Post # 5
I voted spring. It’s still cool and you can always have a basket of pashmina’s or wraps if it’s still chilly. I love the red flowers that pop up in the garden in spring. In my old house, in baltimore, the pinks and reds of the roses would start to show on the bush in Spring.
Post # 6
I voted spring – it’ll be less humid than early autumn with the benefit of spring flowers!
Post # 7
I voted autumn and spring.. I think both are very beautiful! If I really had to pick I’d choose early spring. I love when the flowers begin to bloom, and the beginning of spring has a romantic feel to it.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
I lived in Seville and Im also British. i would recommend listening to your Fiance on this one. Summer is unbearable in the south and although a lot of the venues in the South are beautiful, old and wonderful they have no air conditioning so your guests will be too hot to enjoy anything and so will you. I actually saw a woman do a wedding in the south of Spain on the programme 4 weddings – no one could sit still, eveyone was restless and bitching.
I personally love winter wedding and kind of wish I had set my date for then. There are pashminas like PP said and you could incorporate things like hot chocolate.
Also, Im thinking your probably aware of this but I know from my friends that Spanish people tend to do thing a little differently. The catholic church (which can be hard to book) or registry office and then they prefer to rent out a restaurant than a hall and bridesmaids are not so common.
I think valentines day is nice. In Spain it is not super popular but is getting bigger and bigger every year but is exclusively for couples so like a PP said i’d get moving on booking the venue
Post # 9
@leecy87: Yeah, I live more southern than Seville (but Seville is hotter), since I’m at the very tip and therefore we have the ocean breeze (some of it). My FH is Spanish as well as many of my friends and weddings are COMPLETELY different! The whole groomsmen and bridesmaids thing isn’t really popular (the mother of the groom walks him down the aisle!), but as for me, I’m going down the more british wedding route, I guess its what I’m used to but also what I like so the likelyhood is we shall be having a bilingual wedding (even though I’ve grown up speaking Spanish even at home) and my FH speaks English quite well, but I have family that doesn’t speak (or understand) any Spanish and vice versa… and I’ve always envisioned saying my vows in English! So I guess we’ll be incorporating a little of both and if it were a summer wedding it would be during the evening/night, as you may know weddings tend to finish at about 5/6am which is something I have always enjoyed (second New years eve? yes please!). However, you’re right about having a day wedding here in summer is ridiculous (I’ve been to some) and it’s awful, and the other half cannot bare to wear a suit in summer (possibly not even at night!). So I was thinking either later Autumn, Winter or Spring… I still can’t make up my mind haha, there is just things I like about the three seasons although I must say that there isn’t a MAJOR difference since we tend to go from Summer to Winter pretty quick (without much of Spring or Autumn). Thanks for the comments though, keep them coming
Post # 10
winter plus its cheaper since its off peak you will find many deals!