What made you decide on your wedding season?

posted 8 months ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What season did you pick?
    Summer : (25 votes)
    23 %
    Fall : (33 votes)
    31 %
    Winter : (21 votes)
    20 %
    Spring : (28 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 16
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    We picked summer.

    Winter was out because it’s cold and it was important to us to get married in the mountains and we didn’t want to deal with potential closed roads or dangerous driving conditions. We also preferred to have an outdoor ceremony and I don’t like to be cold.

    Fall would have been our first pick but my husband was starting his PhD program that fall and taking time off was not an option.

    Spring just isn’t that nice in Colorado (where we lived).

    So summer it was. We got married in August but were open to dates from late May through early August.

    Post # 17
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    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I always imagined I’d get married in the fall (the colors are prettier!) but as FH’s work busy season begins somewhere in the middle of October and carries on full force til l the day before Christmas Eve, we decided on May so that he’ll actually be mentally present for our wedding. LOL

    Post # 18
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    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    We picked entirely based on timing and convenience of guests. We were engaged in December, so the spring would have been too soon for planning purposes. We polled our VIPs on dates ranging from September to November and landed on October 20th as the best compromise.

    Post # 19
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    2820 posts
    Sugar bee

    Summer is the only season you can confidently do outdoor weddings here. (Vancouver, Canada) It rains too much the rest of the year. It CAN be absolutely beautiful, but it’s too unpredictable to have a fall or spring wedding if you’re set on having it outside. 

    That said, I had my wedding August 26 2017.. That same weekend in 2015 it was about 25*C, in 2016 it poured rain, and 2017 (my wedding year) it was an insufferable 38*C. So it’s always a gamble. 

    Post # 20
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    1479 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

    We chose November because we both love colder weather and the coziness of winter/fall, but there was less of a change for a full blown blizzard ripping through Chicago than if we were to have booked for January.  My worst nightmare would be if we have an indian summer!

    Post # 21
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    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2019

    We’re getting married in April. For a while, I thought I would want a fall wedding because it’s my favorite season but honestly, I’m a little burnt out on fall weddings because they’re so common in my circle of family/friends. I hate the cold, so winter was out, and have never really had a desire to get married in summer. Spring ended up working out really well for us timing-wise with when we got engaged, as well.

    Post # 22
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    851 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

    We’re tying the knot 05/30/2020. I wanted “the first Saturday in June” for literary romanticism, but no one was free, lol.

    Post # 23
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    111 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2019 - Baltimore, MD

    It was either going to be in fall or spring. Spring is my favorite season, and our venue had openings for 2019, so we went with it.

    Post # 24
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    1073 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

    We did summer because getting married was more important than having the perfect season and date. Especially with my husband being military and not knowing when he might be deployed next. (I don’t mean that in a snarky way at all I promise)

    if we could have waited I would’ve gone for a holloween wedding. I always wanted one lol. I might end up being one of those weirdos who does a vow renewal in 18.5 years on a non wedding anniversary date and have my holloween date for something even if it’s not a wedding.

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    We did June. Worked well for our guests that were teachers or had kids in school.

    Post # 26
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

    I always wanted a fall wedding, and luck would have it, fall gave us almost a full year to plan post-engagement and the venue we wanted was available in late October.

    Sometimes things just click!

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    We’re getting married in March because it was the first and only Saturday open at our venue. I originally wanted to get married in the late summer/early fall, but the only opening the venue had in that time was the same weekend as a friend’s wedding, so we took the earlier one. Honestly, I just want to be married ASAP so I can have a wonderful husband and we can start our family!

    Post # 29
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    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    I always loved the idea of a fall wedding, because it’s my favorite season. However, my fiance proposed to me in the fall. We could have gotten married a year later, but I felt we would need a little longer than one year for planning, because we were anticipating some other major life changes during that year (moving in together and both of us switching jobs). But I didn’t want to wait two full years to get married either. So that meant we’d have to pick another season in between. 

    Winter was out, because we live in Chicago and didn’t want to deal with the possibility of horrible weather, and we both hate the cold. So that left spring or summer. We found a date in May that we liked and that our first-choice venue had available, so we went with that!

    Also, not as important, but a number of friends and family in our circle have gotten married in the fall in recent years, and only a couple in the spring, so we also thought it would be nice to switch it up and do something different. 

    Post # 30
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    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    carlifaye :  Our reasons for having spring weddings are almost exactly the same! 🙂

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