(Closed) Wait longer for wedding or marry in winter?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
773 posts
Busy bee

I am all for weddings on a shorter timeline!  Our engagement will be 13 months and I wish it was shorter, but several factors pushed the date out.  In that location, the only weather concern I’d have is whether you had always imagined an outdoor wedding and will be disappointed if you can’t do anything outside.  If that’s the case, May isn’t TOO far off.  Otherwise, I think it’s a lovely venue and you should go for it!

Post # 3
1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

charismacharm:  We waited longer to have a summer wedding (well actually it will be the beginning of autumn) as the idea of having to deal with wind/rain etc on our wedding day seemed annoying! Where I live though the weather can be such a pain, it get’s to like 45 degrees in summer but winter is freeeeezing and windy and very unpredictable. March has the best weather so it definitely influenced our decision!

At the end of the day, go for the option you will love the most. If it’s the winter wedding and you can plan it in time, that’s great! If it’s the May wedding, waiting a little longer in the grand scheme of things isn’t a big deal, it will fly by anyway! 🙂

Post # 4
4528 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

For me, it would depend on climate. I mean, there’s chilly, and then there’s COLD. Also, how much snow do you tend to get? My friend’s January 2nd upstate NY wedding was lovely, but several out of town guests were unable to come in because of the day’s weather. It was snow and ice, and I remember walking in my cutest heels, sliding on the sleet, feet freezing, desperately holding on to the railing so I didn’t slip. Not ideal! But, if you live where you’re less likely to get pounded by a winter storm, it could be beautiful!

Post # 5
4528 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Just read that the farm is in Tennesee, so I think you’d be fine. My (other) friend has gorgeous pics of her with a white wrap in a wintery wonderland, and she also married in January, but not in the hell that is Upstate winter.

Post # 6
2454 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am partial to outdoor weddings, and May is a great month to get married  It just comes down to which venue you love the most!

Post # 7
1532 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Since it’s Tennessee, you should be fine. I got married in a much colder climate. Two days before our wedding we had a massive snow storm that shut most of the city down. lol – but it went off without a hitch. Why wait? 😉

Post # 8
36 posts

We just announced our wedding date.  We got engaged in July and we’re doing a cruise wedding in the beginning of December to Turks and Caicos!  We’re in our 30’s and neither of us have ever been married.  There is no need to have an extended engagement in our opinion!

Post # 9
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

charismacharm:  I’m having a winter wedding in Ontario, there will be snow.  So, obviously, I’m biased.  But I love winter weddings.  

Also, our engagement is 14 months, its too long.  I had this thing planned ages ago. I wish it had been shorter, personally.

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