Post # 1
I need some advice. I work in education (I’m Director of a Special Education department at a school in NYC). My fiance and I have been engaged for about a year now and we were planning on having our wedding Fall 2017. Fall has always been my favorite season, but I never envisioned an “orange/pumpkin/leaves/sunflowers” kind of wedding (it’s nice, just not me). However, I realized that I like fall because summer makes me envision frizzy-humidity hair and melting makeup. While spring makes me think unpredictable rain.
However, working in education, I have the summers off. We could get married in summer and honeymoon with fewer time limits if we got married in summer. (We’re considering Hawaii for our honeymoon, and I’ve been reading that there is no “bad” time to visit Hawaii–it’s the same weather all year long, apparently). I could have the weeks leading up to the wedding for time to prepare. Not to mention that fall is the busy season in education world. Am I crazy for even considering it? What would you do? Thanks in advance
Post # 2
I would do summer to avoid the stress. I guess it depends where you live but weather is always unpredictable and there’s no guarantee your perfect fall temps will happen if you wait.
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2017 - Edson Keith Mansion
If your wedding won’t be outdoors, then imo the weather won’t really matter.
Are you an educator, or an administrator? I would think it would be easier in general to take a chunk of time off if you don’t have a classroom waiting for you. If you have students, I’d consider either getting married in summer (if you’re set on taking a honeymoon right away) or getting married in fall then going to Hawaii during a break.
Post # 4
It depends on how important you and your partner feel that it is to go on honeymoon (even just a few days) directly after the wedding? For us that was one of the most important things and so we needed to plan the wedding around when we could take leave. I would have loved a September/October wedding but my husband was studying during those months and wouldn’t have been able to take time off for a honeymoon. Second on the list would have been April/May but that happens to be his busy time at work so we had a February wedding. Neither of us necessarily wanted a winter wedding but it’s just one day and it meant we could have our honeymoon straight away. In the end, the day was great and I really got into a winter wedding.
Post # 5
janna121215 : We also wanted a fall wedding, but chose summer for the convenience. It wasn’t my ideal wedding, but I am glad that we were able to take a honeymoon right after the wedding. And also, we will have the option of always taking awesome anniversary trips because our wedding was in June! So ultimately, yes I’d have preferred fall, but at least we get a lifetime of anniversary vacations without the stress of lesson plans and substitutes.
Also, we literally got married the first weekend after school let out to avoid the crazy heat. My husband’s last day of work was June 3, so we married the 5th.
Post # 6
Well, it depends on how stressful you think it’ll be planning your wedding and honeymoon. You could always pick a long weekend (Columbus Day?) in the fall for your wedding. Then you could delay your honeymoon for a little while and take it over winter break. December is a great time to go to Hawaii.
Post # 7
I think it’s fine to do fall- you’ll have the summer off to plan and hammer out all of the details, and then you can take a long weekend for the wedding and take a honeymoon during winter break. Hawaii is perfect in December! And honestly, while there is no “bad” time to go to Hawaii, it can be rainier in the summer months (the tropical kind of rain though, where it downpours really hard for 10 minutes and then stops, without ever dropping below 75 degrees). But a fall wedding is totally doable!
Post # 8
You could still do a fall wedding and then do a delayed honey moon in the summer once you have more time off, or even winter break.
Post # 9
I am a graduate student and my husband is working on his undergrad and we got married this past October. Probably the silliest thing we could have done, but I dont regret it. We did the bridal shower, and most of the planning in the summer which was helpful.
Post # 10
But sidenote, we did not do a honeymoon. We are thinking of waiting until next year to save up for one if possible. We will go on a weekend trip this weekend though as we both finish our finals on Thursday.
Post # 11
I am also a teacher. We are getting married in summer and honeymooning over fall break 🙂
Fiance is a chef and can’t get tons of time off at once so this worked best!
Post # 12
Would you be happy with doing a fall wedding and a honeymoon in the summer? If you planned to marry in the fall of 2017, you’d have much of the summer for wedding planning and then you’d have your honeymoon to look forward to when you have time off work. You could still do something special for your actual wedding night.
Ideally I would have loved a fall wedding (but unlike you I would have totally orange pumpkin/ Halloween themed it), but it was far more important to us to have the wedding when our long distance loved ones could be there, so we had a summer wedding. We’re having a belated honeymoon in late spring, which I’m looking forward to. The only downside (and not that big of a deal), is I found it rather jarring to be back at work a few days after the wedding.
Post # 13
I am also an educator, and have decided to get married in the summer. We are actually getting married on June 24 which is the first weekend after school gets out in my district! I think it is still early enough in the summer that you won’t experience sweltering heat, and I also look forward to returning from my honeymoon (we are taking 2 weeks) and still having 6+ weeks to “detox” from wedding planning! It’s totally up to you, but I couldn’t imagine returning from a magical wedding and honeymoon back to my crazy classroom 😛
Post # 14
Can you plan it around the Jewish holidays? That may give you sometime off.
Post # 15
Also in ED. Getting married July 29th. However we chose a town that is uaully about 68 in July! So that helps. Also it’s not just your wedding, it’s your anniversary too. Would you rather always have your anniversary during the summer to take a trip or if you guys don’t really do a big anniversary thing maybe fall is okay.