Weddings are all about decisions. Why else would there be a whole industry dedicated to helping plan them? But one of the first decisions (aside from saying YES!) you’ll need to make is when to hold your wedding. Depending on your style as a couple and what you want, one month is not necessarily just as good as another. So what should go into making your decision? We’ve got some advice to start you off!
What’s Your Budget?
Your budget affects every decision so having an idea of what you want to spend will help. Certain months are simply more expensive for getting married than others. For example, depending on where you live, June and September give us some of the nicest weather of the year. As a result, these months are especially popular and—as such—especially pricey. As you look at venues, price them out for different months and see what you can make work. If you’re open to marrying in January or November, you might save a lot of money. A colder month with no competition from holiday bookings can free up some room in your budget for a higher priority. And, of course, there are decorations and flair to celebrate whatever time of year you choose!
The Weather Report
Do you want to hold the festivities indoors or outdoors? Is there a particular season you love? Are there needs for some of the guests you must consider? Is there a rainy season where you live? Weather is a big obstacle to navigate, so you need to consider carefully. Of course, day-of weather is a factor that’s completely outside of your control, but you can avoid weather typical of a particular season. (And you can prepare if you need to!)
What’s Your Mental Picture?
Ultimately, you want the wedding you want. Cost and climate are concerns, but at the end of the day, you have a vision. It’s your big day, and you deserve to be happy. Whether you love autumn colors or you’re drawn to sunny summer days, unless cost or other factors are utterly prohibitive, go for the wedding you want. Don’t be afraid to make your hopes and desires an equal part of the decision as well.
What do you think is the best month for a wedding? Share your thoughts below!