What made you decide on your wedding season?

posted 4 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 # 31
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I actually wanted a fall wedding (my husband didn’t care) but we got engaged in April and I thought a 6 month turnaround was going to be too stressful. And I also didn’t want to wait a year and a half! We got married in Puerto Rico so the idea of a summer wedding was already out the window and because of work schedules winter wouldn’t have worked. So spring it was!

    Post # 32
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    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    We decided on our wedding season mostly because we were ready to get married and for the ease of future travel around the 4th of July (married July 6th)

    Post # 33
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I picked October based on weather- living in the South basically May-September were out, and it still ended up being like 80 degrees on the day in mid-Oct anyway! Didn’t want Nov/Dec as too close to holidays, and Jan-March were out because it’s my work busy season. So basically when we got engaged (Aug 2016), knowing that I wanted at least a year to plan, I was like, ok, so we’ve got either October 2017 or April 2018. 

    Post # 34
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I wanted a fall wedding because I really like the light that time of year. It was perfect. 

    Post # 35
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    Helper bee

    Well, many reasons.  First, we got engaged and I knew I was having some serious stress later that year.  I’m in a PhD program and I knew I needed to pass my qualifying exam and write a fellowship grant application August – December.  Plus we wanted to honeymoon in Europe with nice weather, so getting married in January/February/March 2019 wasn’t our first choice.  Back when we got engaged, my sister was also planning a wedding and I didn’t want to step on toes by getting married in the spring right before her.  Then my family asked I stay away from the same season as my sister getting married (summer), so fall just fit.  I love autumn anyway, and was excited for it to not be blazing hot and beautiful on the honeymoon.  However, I would have gotten married last fall if we didn’t have lots of life things going on!

    Post # 36
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    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

    dylanswifey :  Hi fellow Colorado bee! A winter wedding will be gorgeous up here, you will have to post photos!  

    We chose May because my job doesn’t allow time off in the summers. We are getting married in Maine because some of my FI’s family can’t handle the altitude.  So while we will still have snow at home, we’re hoping for a sunny and 75°F wedding on the beach!

    Post # 37
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    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I’m a teacher and I wanted to get married during my summer break. We picked June 21 (1st day of summer) because it won’t be too hot and I have a few weeks of summer break before the wedding.

    Post # 38
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    Buzzing bee

    For my first wedding we decided on February because we were having a Destination Wedding on St. Thomas and wanted some time in between the holidays and when we know the weather is best and no worries of hurricanes.

    My fiance and I have decided on Summer (July or August) because we want to have the reception on a boat and have the fireworks that the city puts on every Saturday for our entertainment.  

     

    Post # 39
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    dylanswifey :  We got married in the summer because we’re both teachers and it was the only way we could have time before the wedding to plan without work and then time after for our honeymoon. If we could have had any time of year though to take time off afterward to travel we would have chosen the Fall for our wedding!

    Post # 40
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2020

    I’d prefer a fall wedding because it is my favorite time of the year, but we are going with summer because we want to get married 5 years from the first day we met.  That’s in July so summer wedding it is!  I keep hoping it isn’t going to be disgustingly hot, but everything will be indoors with air conditioning so we should hopefully be good!

    Post # 41
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    We are getting married at the end of August in an intimate ceremony in my parents’ backyard.

    Here are the factors we considered:

    -Weather (temperature, rainfall): It’s in my parents’ backyard, so the weather would have to be warm enough (June, July, August, September). Out of these months, June and July have the most rain, so we decided not to go with those months.

    -VIP schedules: We have 3 days of events: small backyard wedding, mehendi party / sangeet, Hindu wedding. We have several teachers AND students in the family (including some from overseas), so September wouldn’t work for a 3 day event. Many of our VIPs will have time off in August, or will have summer hours (short day Fridays).

     

    That’s how we picked August. Then we looked at the weekends. I wanted it to be as close to the end of August as possible for weather reasons, and I knew it couldn’t be labour day weekend, as I have cousins travelling back to school. So that is how we chose August 23, 2019 (followed by the 24th and 25th).

    Post # 42
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Melbourne, Australia

    We chose winter because my husband said “If you want me to wear a suit, we have to get married in winter.” haha! He feels the heat really badly, so I was understanding of that 🙂

    Post # 43
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    kmh88 :  HAHA same with us. My FH and i are getting married at our little town near Byron Bay. Any time other then winter is to hot and wet. 

    Post # 44
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2019

    We are getting married in April. It’s to hot in SoCal to do a summer or fall wedding. Turned out to be good month for flowers so many things are in season and cheaper this time of year I could do anything where it would cost much more if I was getting married another time of the year. 

    Post # 45
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    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Melbourne, Australia

    becstar1102 :  Haha yes true, very warm up there! We’re in Melbourne, so it was a pretty risky to have a winter wedding in Australia’s most unpredictable city LOL, but we specifically chose a venue we could move inside if we had to. We had hoped to have the ceremony out on the lakeside deck, but it wasn’t to be – it was seriously the worst weather day all winter lol! Gale force winds, torrential rain, but then sunshine, then rain again lol… insane. My brother called me at 2pm and was like “We need to move the ceremony inside, the chairs are being blown in to the lake” LOL.

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