(Closed) Spring or Fall? HELP!

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I vote fall but I’m biased since we’re having a fall wedding. I’ve wanted a fall wedding for as long as I can remember. I live in an area where the fall foliage is unbelievable and considering our wedding is in early October, the weather should still be pretty mild. 

ETA: I didnt finish my thoughts before I posted. 

A 9 month engagement is nothing. Ours will be 16 months and I don’t even think thats all that bad. 5 months will be tough and finding vendors may be tricky. To be honest, you’ll have to book things quick even for a fall wedding. We booked our vendors about 15 months before our wedding date and we still had to compromise on dates to get the vendors we wanted because they were already booked for many dates in October. 

Post # 4
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you’re going to find that setting a June date at this point will leave you with the “leftover” venues and photographers. Even an October date is pushing it a bit. For example, my photographer is highly sought after – she just made a blog post declaring that she has 2 dates left….for all of 2011. I think venue and photographer limitations will make that decision for you!

Post # 5
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree that venues and vendors might be tough to book at this point for June, however I think that timing would be a lot better if you’re not sure where you’ll be in October.  We graduated in May and married in June, then moved halfway across the country in August.  We hadn’t really planned on moving from OK to FL until I got an acceptance letter in March after we set our wedding date back in the previous July.

I know it would be a long time, but I’d suggest giving next June some consideration.  You’d have plenty of time to plan and book everything you want, you’ll both have more time to build up time off with a job and you’ll likely be settled with more money to take a honeymoon.

Post # 6
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 I had a spring wedding and even though I LOVED it, my second choice was an October wedding and I constantly think about all the other things I wanted to do for a fall wedding. Believe me, 9 months FLYS by when your planning a wedding. You’ll LOVE the extra time.

 I personally love October. I love all the colors, the crisp air, the leaves, the EVERYTHING! lol I wanted to have pumpkins as centerpieces with big round white flowers pouring out of them. Oh all the ideas I have for an October wedding…

 Anywho, I vote fall! So many creative ideas come with fall and its not a wedding overload season.

Post # 7
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You could check with the vendors your interested in and see when they are available and go from there. I’m torn between the place I want to have my wedding, it’ll be a destination wedding so I’m going to get with vendors for both places and the different venues for the ceremony & then just compare which works the best. You could do that with the dates, see which one you have better options with. I’ve noticed down here that some places are even having “specials” where if you pay the package off up front & its with in a certain time period you get a discount.

Post # 9
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I vote Fall/Winter, but obviously bias! I think discounts/beautiful crisp weather is best! 

Post # 10
298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi Bees! I just registered after having read soooo many posts on many subjects. Although I plan to get involved in various topics, how do I find the emerald cut lovers posts?

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