What made you decide on your wedding season?

posted 5 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 # 46
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

    I wanted to get married in the winter because the deals are better and the costs for guests to travel is less, but I got out voted so we got married in the spring. Dh and my mother’s concerns were that it would be cold, the weather where we are (NE US) can be unpredictable, and travel could potentially be snarled. Also they were concerned about the getting pictures with the sun setting so early (our ceremony started at 4pm) So those reasons are ultimately why we got married in the spring instead of winter like I wanted. 

    Post # 47
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    676 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    Spring

    I was set on a particular venue, which has a wedding season of Memorial Day – Labor Day, so we chose early June to avoid the heat of summer. If the venue was open year-round my preference probably would have been October.

    Post # 48
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    My first wedding I planned for November because that gave me and my mother almost a year to plan (got engaged in January) and Texas is beautiful in November.  It also coincided with my Thanksgiving break from school (I was in my senior year of college).  It was about 70 degrees that day, which was lovely.

     

    My second wedding I planned for July because 1) the venue had very few nights open and this one fit and 2) I’m a teacher so summer weddings are easy.  I got engaged in March so really didn’t take a lot of time to plan. I loved that wedding season a lot because everything was so green and pretty. We got married in a garden.  It was high of 83 I think.

     

    My third wedding (I know, I know.  I’m divorced then widowed) we got married January 1st.  I wanted to get married in May so I’d have all the spring eveything, BUT we wanted to save money and didn’t want to wait so long.  We had gotten engaged in September and were ready to go.  I liked the idea of a New Year’s wedding also.  It was tiny, only 21 people, so easy to plan.  It was a gorgeous sunny day with a high of 16 degrees, which was killing all of us southerners.  But we braved the cold and it was lovely (indoors of course). 

    Post # 49
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    We got engaged in September and didn’t want a long engagement.  We were originally looking at June, but everything was already booked (at least the places we had considered).  There was a cancellation for April 29 at a venue my husband really liked so that’s what we went with.  So long story short, we picked spring due to vendor availability.

    I also thought the end of April would be OK weather wise.  Nope.  We had nice weather both the weekend before and the weekend after our wedding, but our actual day had blustery freezing rain and thunderstorms.  That still kind of bums me out when I think about it.

    Post # 50
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2019

    We chose summer because the venue we wanted was booked for fall (and we both previously were married in September/October and kind of wanted to avoid it, if possible).

    Post # 51
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I was in a wedding party in the middle of the summer (july) and ALL the groomsmen were literally sweating buckets during the outdoor pictures. It was so gross I swore I would never get married during a hot season.

    Post # 52
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2019

    Ooh winter weddings are gorgeous!! Excited for you 😊 We chose our season based on a couple of things. First was our original venue, this forest we love to visit and camp. In the spring, the flowers bloom there, and in autumn the leaves change, so we wanted one of those seasons to fully enjoy the beauty of the venue. Since we’re moving in the late spring this year, and didn’t want to wait another year, we decided on autumn! However, the forest fell through as our venue (we’re doing a mini-moon there instead now) and now we’re getting married at an inside venue, the Rainforest building at a zoo which is filled with jungle plants haha, so it’s no longer an autumn-y wedding at all! Still happy with our date though, and we’ll get to enjoy the autumn scenery on our mini-moon! 😊

    Post # 53
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

    Summer because the schools close and I’m a teacher, so are my Father-In-Law. 

    Post # 54
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

    We got engaged in September and I wanted at least 12 months to plan. We did a laid back courthouse wedding but I still didn’t want to rush getting married. I’ve never wanted to get married during the summer. I love the cold and can’t stand the heat. So at that point it was down to fall, winter and spring. I LOVE Christmas time so we decided to get married in December right before Christmas. I love the time of year we got married. And we also had Christmas cookies at our reception <3

    Post # 55
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    Buzzing bee

    It was a purely logistical decision.  We both travel extensively for work, and my travel is pretty predictable in terms of times of year.  Spring was the best bet for when we would both be guaranteed to be in the country for 2-3 months leading up to the wedding to handle finalizing details, sending invitations, etc.  

    I’d always wanted a winter wedding somewhere snowy, so it makes me a little sad.  I’m lobbying for a winter/snowy honeymoon!

    Post # 56
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2020 - Windermere, Cumbria

    We’re aiming for winter – hoping to book November this year (we got engaged in November last year) or February next year. Getting married in the north of England so the weather will no doubt be dreadful anyway. It’ll be cheaper than summer, and fiance and I both have dreadful hayfever so spring is out!

    Post # 57
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    For us, it was the weather as we wanted an outdoor ceremony and vendor discounts. 

    Post # 58
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2020

    The day after he popped the question, we sat down with the calendar and looked for fun dates and picked it.  We met in February also, so it meant something to us.  

    Post # 59
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Great question! When I got married, I and my wife decided to have it in spring. It is the best season to get hitched in Sydney and the weather is just perfect — it’s not too sunny, not too humid and neither windy. We had a garden wedding and as the flowers bloom, we shared our vows. I can’t forget how we had fun while shooting out pre-wedding photos along with the best wedding photographers in Sydney and we had several locations – Luna Park (where we first met), The Rocks & Walsh Bay and Hyde Park. Indeed, it was all I could ever hope for!

     

    Plus, in terms of the pricing, particularly for flowers, it is cheaper during spring. 🙂 Although we also considered a fall wedding, however, family members totally disagreed with it. 

    Post # 60
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    Honey bee

    We wanted a date away from our birthdays plus we are having a tropical themed wedding so summer it is. 

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