Planning your wedding can take months to prepare. The number of guests, venues to choose from, the food to be served… But the biggest decision for any wedding planning is probably what time of year it’s going to be.
According to wedding planners, choosing the wedding date depends on availability but it ultimately comes down to what you prioritise.
Autumn is a Popular Choice
If you want to get married outdoors and walk the aisle under cozy, warm weather, the best time for you is probably during the autumn season. Outside tropical areas, autumn marks the transition from summer to winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere), when the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools considerably. Autumn in Australia begins in the month of March and lasts until May. Not too hot, not too cold, not too snowy – Autumn seems to be the popular choice.
However, even if you choose to get married in Autumn/Fall, you’d still want to do research on your weather forecast. In addition, autumn weddings tend to be pricey. Autumn calls for more expensive venues, planners, photo and video staff – you name it – since a lot of couples want to get married in this season.
On a Tight Budget? Winter’s a Better Option
Speaking of budget: If you want a budget-friendly wedding, winter’s the way to go. In most parts of the Southern Hemisphere, winter starts from June to August. On the other hand, areas in the Northern Hemisphere experience winter from December to February, sometimes even as early as November. Temperature-wise it’s not ideal to get married out in the cold, which is why vendors and venues won’t be as expensive. Plus, you won’t have as much competition.
But a winter wedding may be tough if you’re inviting a lot of guests. Winter weddings are a challenge because of unpredictable weather. If you and your partner are willing to take the risk, go ahead. Just make sure to have a plan B in case, like tents and heat lamps on every table. You can also book a venue with an indoor area so you and your guests have the option to move inside. Otherwise, if you’re good with the weather, then we say go for it.
Floral Weddings Happen in Spring
If you love a floral wedding, spring may be the best season for you. The springtime is a great season to get married if you opt for a spring-themed wedding. The weather’s typically great, and you’d have a colourful, lively wedding with tons of flowers as decorations. It’s great for both indoor and outdoor settings, and the budget is known to be fairly priced too.
Summer is Optional
On the other hand, summer’s a complicated season to have a wedding. It’s extremely hot outside, and extremely heavy on the budget especially if you plan on inviting guests from out of town. The summer time has festivals and big events happening, and flight costs could get expensive. If you’d still want to push for a summer wedding however, make sure to talk it up with your wedding planner. It’s a good idea to finalise a plan that can benefit both you, your partner and your guests. Consider the events that’ll happen on certain days and find that perfect date for your wedding.
At the End of the Day, Whenever is Okay
Whenever you want to get married is up to you and your partner. Maybe the winter has a significant meaning to your relationship, or maybe your budget’s enough to get married in the high tariff times. Some people want to have the perfect outdoor wedding in the spring, or have an indoor wedding in the summer. Whatever your choice is, make sure to keep your priorities in mind and work out what’s most important for the both of you.