Vibrant foliage in fall, warm sunshine in summer, full blooms in spring, and snowy landscapes in winter. Each season offers its own appeal, which is why it can be difficult to decide which one you should get married in. For all the newlyweds debating between a balmy wedding in July and an autumnal wedding in October, consider this your guide to the perfect wedding season. Below, we break down the benefits of saying “I do” in each season, in the hopes that it will help you decide which one is right for you.
We’ll kick things off with fall. One of the greatest benefits of getting married in fall is the crisp but not too cold temperature, as well as the beautiful auburn leaves. If you’ve always dreamed of being surrounded by fall foliage on your wedding day, then this is the time to plan your wedding. However, we would like to note that fall is one of the shortest seasons weather-wise. That is why if you want your wedding to have that quintessential autumn aesthetic, we recommend having it sometime between mid-September and the end of October. Another benefit of getting married in the fall is that it offers all the flexibility of the summer months, but with more availability.
While fall weddings are becoming more popular, the summer season is still king. Thus, there are likely to be more venues and vendors available on a weekend in late September or October than in July or August. Further, due to the mild temperatures of fall, outdoor venues will still be an option for you. So if you see yourself exchanging vows in a vineyard or your family’s backyard, this is still totally doable! Finally, the warm colours of fall lend themselves perfectly to those couples in favour of a darker, more dramatic colour palette. Rusty orange, burgundy, bronze, gold, and plum will complement the natural aesthetic of the season.
In many countries around the world, winter means snow. And what could be more romantic than getting married in a winter wonderland? Aside from the beauty and magic of snow, many event designers say that the brightness of it serves to amplify the decor and floral of a wedding. Since snow is white, it’s also a neutral which means it will pair perfectly with whatever your chosen colour palette is. Second, winter has an undeniably cosy ambience. If you’ve always dreamed of a wedding filled with flickering candles, dimmed lights, and maybe even a fireplace, then getting married in winter is perfect for you. Finally, for the budget-conscious bride, a winter wedding often makes the most sense. That is because winter is typically the low season when it comes to weddings, so most event spaces and vendors offer a discounted rate.
It’s hard to resist the allure of spring. The flowers are in bloom, the skies turn blue once again, and you can feel the air warming up. If you’re a couple that loves the flora of summer but can’t stand the heat, then spring is perfect. First, some of the most beautiful flowers bloom in spring. We’re talking about daffodils, lilacs, tulips, hyacinths, and Lily of the Valley. This makes for a stunningly romantic atmosphere. Second, the lighting in spring is flawless for professional photos. Although you’d probably like to avoid rain on your wedding day, a little bit of cloud coverage will work wonders for your couple’s portraits. Finally, there are no major holidays in spring which means there shouldn’t be any scheduling conflicts with guests.
Summer is the season of light, sunshine, and growth. How does this factor into your wedding? Well, firstly, longer days mean more flexibility when it comes to timing. You can plan a late afternoon or early evening ceremony, and there will still be plenty of daylight hours to enjoy and take photos afterwards. Second, the warmer weather makes it more comfortable for outdoor weddings. You can have both your ceremony and reception outdoors if you wish because even when it gets dark, temperatures tend not to drop much in the summertime. Finally, summer is a season of growth. From flowers to plants, almost everything you could possibly want is in season. Whether you’re planning your menu or choosing which flowers to include in your bouquet, the options are endless.
No matter which season you choose, we know your wedding is going to be something special.
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