Many couples know the exact month and season they wish to marry in, having carefully thought it out to complement their wedding styles and colour schemes. However, some are unsure as to their preferred season so we recommend thinking about the advantages of the different seasons and how they each can offer a special and unique wedding experience.
This is no doubt one of the most popular times of the year to get married due to the gorgeous weather, vibrant colours and extravagant outdoor venues worldwide, not to mention long summer afternoon and evenings, which means more time for celebrating!
If you are thinking about having a bright and colourful wedding, what better way is there than to have a wedding than in summer where the floral colours are so striking!
Aspects to consider:
Heat waves – whilst most of us enjoy warm weather and the chance to relax in the sunshine, heat waves can make a wedding outdoors a little stressful if not properly thought out. Be sure to consider appropriate and alternative dress code attire in the event that a heat wave decides to accompany your big day.
Peak season – As this is a popular season to wed, availability may be limited, especially with outdoor venues, so do be sure to be an early worm and secure your wedding date in sooner rather than later! Consider pricing at this popular time too.
Another popular season to marry is throughout the winter months due to the festive celebrations and romantic scenery of outdoor lighting and decorations, helping to create an intimate and magical feel! Outdoor lighting, including tea lights and fairy lights is a favourite of ours and a popular trend in the wedding industry, particularly in winter months when more light is often required!
Aspects to Consider
Poor weather – Changes in weather at the last minute may restrict the use of outdoor venues, so be sure to have a backup plan in place. Whilst having a winter snowy setting is ideal for a couple seeking the ultimate romantic backdrop, extreme weather may cause disruption to travel and plans and not to mention, can be freezing!
So, if you are seeking a wintery wedding, be sure to plan accordingly and bring some wellies in the event you need to tread on snow!
This is ideal if you are perhaps wanting to marry with a pretty outdoor setting or a natural scenic backdrop. This season, known for its flower blossoming, produces gorgeous smells and pretty leaves – ideal for anyone seeking a wedding theme of natural tones and light colour palettes - having fresh flowers that match your bridal parties wedding dresses, what more could you want?!
Another perk of getting married in the spring months is that outdoor venues are often favoured with the mild weather and may be less expensive than prices in peak times.
Things to consider
Allergy season - for some, this season really brings about their allergies, so if you’re a bride or groom who suffers from hay fever, this may be an important consideration.
Weather is never guaranteed – While the chances of weather are likely to be better than in the winter months, weather is never guaranteed so do not fully rely on it when planning your day and make provisions to accommodate for sudden, last minute weather spoilers.
Fall weddings are becoming more and more popular due to the seasonal foods and rich tone of vivid colours, helping to create warming wedding vibes. Another reason couples favour this season to wed is due to the fact that venues are often cheaper than at peak times of the year and there are typically less holidays around this time, meaning guests are more likely to be available to attend.
Aspects to Consider:
Whilst weather is mild, it can still be unpredictable and a backup plan should be in place if considering a wedding ceremony or reception outside.
In summary (excuse the pun!), whether you are a bride or groom who knows the exact season you wish to marry in, or if you are a couple still waying out your options, there are a lot of considerations to think about when choosing a season and it can be helpful to establish all the perks of each one to ensure you choose what best suits you.