Post # 1
I am beginning to plan my wedding for next year (2010) and I’m not sure if I should have a wedding in July or in September. I live in Los Angeles, CA so it gets pretty hot here. I’m just confused at which month to pick. Some say July is great because most people will be able to attend the wedding and it is convenient for everyone. However, people have said that it is too hot to have it in July. September ensures great weather, but may be hot since we are in L.A., but many people may not be able to make it. HELP ME DECIDE!
Post # 3
When do YOU want it? What month works better for your work schedule, the places you would like to go on your honeymoon, and what venues are open for those months?
Post # 4
I agree that you have to make that decsion based on what you feel. Personally I would look at venues and when you fall in love then pick a date. If it is a outside venue I would say have it in Sept due to the heat, but if it is indoor then either would be great. It is really just up to you…. Also, if someone wants to be at your wedding, they will be no matter the date. Just send out a save the date so they can mark it down and request off work. If they have a job, they will be working in July as well as September.
Post # 5
It’s great you’re beginning to plan in advance. It is hotter in July than September, but it could very well be a hot September day as well.
Pick the day/month that will work best for you. You can send STD’s (save the dates) out to your guests. Everyone will have plenty of advanced notice and be willing and able to make any needed arrangements to attend your wedding.
Post # 6
July is such a busy month, September may allow you to have a bigger selection of venue and vendors.
Post # 7
Thanks for the suggestions!!!! I’m going crazy here and getting stressed out and I’m only starting. You girls are great!
Post # 8
I suggest September. People who want to be there will find a way.. they have plenty of time to do so!
Post # 9
September is usually still very hot in LA. At least the last 10 years or so it seems like it’s been staying hotter later each year. I had the same debate last year and we actually decided on early June and it was perfect 78deg weather in Pasadena. I don’t think there would be much difference in terms of heat between July & September. Have you considered October?
Post # 10
I think it depends on what KIND of wedding you’re dreaming of…if you’re dreaming of a formal, very dressed up event with tuxes & black/white tie dress code, then cooler weather is a must for LA (& I’d take Joyce’s suggestion of trying October). If you’re leaning more towards an informal, sun-dress, khaki pants, jacket not required kind of wedding (maybe outdoors, in the sun), then the summer may work out well. Plus you should probably ask yourself which is more important to you: the wedding of your dreams or the guest list of your dreams? If it’s the wedding, then pick whichever month works best for you & the kind of wedding you want (this is the way I went with my decision)…if it’s the guest list, then pick the month that (still works for you, but) most of your important VIPs can make it. Good Luck!
Post # 11
Hi there! Definitely September. July can get into the hundreds. Why chance it? I know that you want an outdoor ceremony at a country club. It can be unbearable even at 3pm! Especially in the San Gabriel Valley, do fall!
That’s why I chose September; no June gloom! My sister did October, the weather was fantastic.
But that’s just my opinion…
Post # 12
I feel like there’s only two seasons in LA- hot or hotter. 😛 There are many factors to consider which everyone has already pointed out- so I say take it all into consideration, and then go with your gut. Plus as u plan, you’ll find that maybe one month makes more sense than others- for example a venue or photog u want is completely booked during x month. Since I have a completely outdoor venue, I chose Sept b/c it’s “cooler” (relatively). Good luck!!