(Closed) What’s the best month for a wedding in NC: April or May

posted 8 years ago in Charlotte
Post # 3
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

One of the problems about NC is that the temerature and weather can vary wildly. Just in the past couple weeks it’s gone between 20 and 80 degree weather. And rain can be just as unpredicatble. Snow in October or March? Both are possible and have happened. Snow followed by 80 degree weather a few days or week later? This also happens.

I don’t know whether you live in NC or not, but if so, you’re probably aware of this. I found a quick chart that shows the average temerature (with highs and lows) for each month of the year for Raleigh: http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USNC0558

I think April is probably best just for heat because one you get too close to the NC summer, you’re just going to swelter and want to die. If you’re outside, that it. It also looks like April has the lowest average precipitation, so hopefully that will work in your favor as well.

Good luck!

Post # 4
10 posts

April showers bring May flowers

Post # 5
32 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had a May wedding & loved it! However, both are risky for rain. We are wedding photographers & those are the months we usually have rainy weddings. Just have a back up plan!

Post # 7
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I vote April, because May will probably be very warm and could be uncomfortable for an outdoor wedding. 

Post # 8
6996 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

my vote would be may – early may though, it does get warm early here 🙂 march/april will most def bring some raini – we got married February 12th (saturday) and were blessed with gorgeous 65 degree weather and lots of sunshine! but it snowed the thursday before! you just never know here, haha weather is crazy!

Post # 9
20 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s so hard to judge with our wonky nc weather, but I would vote early May, late May could be very hot.  I keep thinking about that really bad cold snap we got in April a few years back (2008 maybe??)  It was crazy cold, like teens for the lows and 30-40’s for the highs.  Does anyone remember that?

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