(Closed) Which Date Would You Choose?

posted 7 years ago in Washington, D.C.
  • poll: Pick a date...
    April 21, 2012 : (50 votes)
    82 %
    August 4, 2012 : (11 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I would pick the earlier date. We kind of ended up in the same situation as you. We had a choice between 3 different weekends in may or the next available date was in october. We chose may. We wanted to get married sooner and counting down i’m so glad we chose may over october because i cut 5 months off my countdown.

    Post # 4
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    august is hot and muggy in dc…i would choose april for sure.

    Post # 6
    283 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Whew… outdoorsy stuff in the DC area in the middle of Summer? I think the guests, but especially YOU and the bridal party in less than the most comfortable clothes would get miserable! I love the summer, but I can’t imagine having to wear a heavy wedding dress in the heat and crazy mid-atlantic humidity!

    For your sanity and the sanity of your guests, I vote April 🙂

    Post # 8
    659 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I don’t even want to live in DC in August!  April for sure.  Or if you’re not happy with that either, maybe shop around for a different venue? 

    Also – outdoor pictures AFTER the wedding so you’re less worried about your dress and get a really cute umbrella – might be great pictures!

    Post # 9
    3758 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @HueysLuda: if the wedding is inside I would say April would be great.

    Post # 10
    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

    April April April! The chance of rain isn’t as big of a deal since both parts of your event will be inside. But the hazy, hot, and humid summer here will make you melt for sure, even if you’re only outside for a few minutes.

    Post # 11
    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I live in Georgia… I’m used to hot and muggy. I would choose August, especially since it’s sooner and your wedding is inside.

    Post # 12
    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I would definitely choose April. Wedding dresses tend to have lots of layers. Layers + August heath and humidity = miserable for me. And for Mr. LK tux + heat and humidity = miserable

    Post # 13
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I voted for August since April tends be mixture of cool/rainy weather in the DC metro area. I am getting married in August in DC but will get married in the evening after 5pm. Typicially the evening time will be slightly cooler as you go towards the hours of sunset versus than mid-afternoon when the sun will be beaming on you. But both months are a great options.

    Post # 14
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    If you’re definitely having your ceremony and reception indoors, then I would just pick April. My wedding date was originally April 28, 2012 but I quickly changed it because of the luck with weather in DC around April (and I plan to have an outdoor ceremony). I’m not sure if this year is a new trend but every Saturday it has rained, and every Sunday has been warm and Sunny, or cloudy but w/o rain. If you think you want to completely limit the possibility of rain I would go with August, but having it inside if its hot may be torture. Good luck! What venue are you getting married/having a reception at? 

    Post # 16
    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    omg an August wedding in DC. yuck! I’d def go for April. April is pretty and not too hot in DC.

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