You just got engaged and spread the news. You are ready to start planning your wedding. There are many things you must consider. The most important is the date and time of day, followed by the style of your wedding. The actual date will not affect your wedding planning as much as the season you choose as the latter will have an undeniable impact on the tone of the occasion.
Spring is a great time for wedding celebrations. From ancient times and still today, spring represented rebirth, renewal and new beginnings and getting married is the new beginning of your life together. Weddings that take place in the spring – March, April, or May enjoy an abundant of gorgeous flowers and usually favorable weather. Good weather offers you the choice to celebrate your wedding indoors or outdoors and you can have it at any time of the day.
June, is still the most popular wedding month. Yet, July and August follow closely. Summer is favored by many because the school year is over. College-students, Teachers, and others who are in the “school year” related professions can get married and enjoy their honeymoons and since many employers offer summer vacation time, guests are free to travel. Gorgeous flowers are plentiful and the weather is usually favorable though in some location the days can be quite hot. Good weather offers you the choice to celebrate your wedding indoors or outdoors but if you choose the outdoors, schedule a late afternoon, or evening event. After all, summer evenings are long as the sun sets pretty late.
Fall has its charm. The weather is mild and crisp, and in many parts of the country, the autumn scenery is spectacular. The trees with their color changing leaves are so magnificent that many fall wedding couples make autumn their wedding theme using the colors rich foliage as the key part of their celebration. The majority use wreaths, harvest motifs, acorns and other nature provided fall items. Decorating in autumn hues and colors provides sets a warm and fiery atmosphere.
December and its Holiday Season is the only very popular wedding month in the winter with the exception of February’s Valentine’s Day. Since fewer people get married in the winter, it is easier to locate available wedding venues. Additionally, the clergy and vendors you need – are not too busy and are eager to serve you. They will gladly spend extra time with you and hopefully will give you a break in the price for hiring them in the slow months just before and just after the Christmas holidays. In the last few years, however, the number of winter wedding especially November and December has been steadily growing. It seems that many brides and grooms look for hotels, halls and restaurants that are decorated for the holidays most often in good taste. If you choose such a venue, it is most likely that you will be able to save on decorations and have a festive atmosphere at your wedding.
Winter especially Snow Flake has also become a very popular winter wedding theme.
What is Next?
Once you chose the season, the next two items you need to concentrate on are coordinating the ceremony location with the reception venue, especially if the ceremony and the reception will be located in different places. Both must be on the same date. The clergy should be consulted first. Once you have set the ceremony date and place, choose a reception site that is not too far and will be easy for your guests to get to following the ceremony.
Find vendors that will be free to accommodate you on the day and time you provide them with.
Special – Popular – Days:
- January 1st – New Year
- February 14th – Valentine’s Day
- March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day
- May Last Weekend – Memorial Day Weekend
- July 4th – Independence Day
- September First Weekend – Labor Day Weekend