Let’s be honest, before your husband got down on one knee and proposed, you had already thought about your future wedding plans. What you may not have thought about was your wedding month. Picking the month of your wedding is one of the most crucial components of a wedding. With the help of this article, you will be able to pick a great month for your dream wedding.
The first mistake people usually make in wedding planning is picking a date randomly in a summer month. Depending on where your wedding will be located, this is a major fault. Sure, summer weddings are a nice idea, but what usually happens is people get way too warm, even if your wedding is inside. If you’re from a colder state such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Michigan, then a summer wedding is perfect. The more south and towards the east and west coast you go, the more you will want to stay away from summer weddings.
If you do happen to choose a spring or summer month for your wedding event, be cautious of months with high precipitation rates in past years. You can look up any of this information for your wedding location online. Also, try to stay away from having a wedding on the same day as a holiday or event. You may think it is special and romantic phase of your life and make it fabulous with flowers and special wedding cake, but the people you invite will either not come, or secretly loathe you in a small way for taking away the 4th of July. Also, make sure to have some cold sweets for your guests, or even get an ice cream cake for your wedding cake. You need to do many things to help people stay cool in the hot sun.
Probably one of the most underrated seasons to get married would have to be during the fall. The weather is just starting to cool down, the leaves are starting to change colors, and there are a lot more available venues and wedding themes in such season for wedding. The changing colors of the trees make for great photography photos. Having a wedding outside can be dangerous in fall however. It is smart to rent a place and have the option to bring the wedding ceremony inside if it gets too cold. Since a lot of people get married in the summer, venues offering wedding options have a lot more available times you can rent it out.
Fall typically includes August, September, October, and sometimes November. If you are having an outdoor wedding, do not plan to even try to have it in October or November. When picking a fall wedding month, it should be obvious to know about your location’s snow patterns. When does the first snowfall typically come? You are going to want to stay about a month or two away from that if you plan on having an outdoor wedding. If you are having an indoor wedding, then the weather does not play as much of a factor.
Again, depending on your location, winter wedding themes are not out of the question. A popular option for having a wedding in the winter is having it in a tropical location, such as the Caribbean, Mexico, or any place that is warm. Imagine leaving the United States during a cold winter and spending your time sipping mimosas on the beach after you just got married. Also, since you’re already in a tropical place, you can start the honeymoon trip right away. Also, aside from holidays, the month doesn’t really matter since you are going to a place where it is warm year round.
If you are planning about wedding event in winter and do not plan on going anywhere warm, you are most likely going to have an indoor wedding. Indoor weddings have their ups and downs. On the plus side, if you have an indoor wedding you have a lot of options for venues in the location you want. Not a lot of people get married in the winter time, so churches are usually available.
When thinking about what date to get married in, you also have to think about the price tag that goes along with it. If the world were perfect, we’d all get our dream marriage. Unfortunately, that is not how the world works. During the summer months, there will be people that will outbid you to get the venue on that date. To skip this, you can plan a wedding during the colder months, or go to a different venue.
The most important part of wedding planning is picking the month of your wedding and to pick a month where you have enough time to plan the actual wedding. Organizing a wedding can be one of the most stressful things a person can do. Do not try to book a wedding two months away just because a spot opened up. You should not rush a ceremony celebrating the love of two people.
Typically you will want to mail your guests the invites 3 months in advance. If you are going out of state, or even out of the country, plan on giving them at least 6 months heads up. If you have to give people a 3-6 month heads up, you will want at least another month to figure where you want to get at. Keep all of this in mind when picking a date for the wedding. It may be your day, but all of your guests have to actually be able to come to the wedding to make it memorable.
When your husband got down on one knee and asked for your hand in marriage, did you have a date in mind for the wedding? Well if you didn’t, that is a good thing, because you will want to talk to both sides of your family. It is important to think about your guests, because you will want everyone to come share your big day with you. And your big day will be amazing, because you picked the best date to have it on.