Pros and Cons of Each Wedding Season
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The first thing you're going to want to do after you get engaged is set a date for your big day. Most venues book more than a year in advance so, in order to lock down your location, you need to have a definitive selection of your date. Scroll through the list below and take into consideration the pros and cons of each wedding season. Regardless of which one you choose, your wedding will be beautiful and magical for sure.
- The options for flowers are endless! Whether you're looking for roses, peonies, sweet peas, hydrangeas, tulips, lilacs, daisies, or sunflowers, anything your heart desires is probably in season during the spring.
- Since the weather is generally the nicest in the spring, your bridesmaids can wear long or short dresses without having to worry about getting too hot or too cold. Similarly, you won't have weather-related restrictions when picking your wedding dress.
- As nature begins coming back to life, beautiful, romantic pops of color will serve as the perfect backdrop for your big day.
- 'Tis the season for allergies. For those who suffer from severe allergies, an outdoor wedding may be off the table. If you have your heart set on an outdoor wedding, consider choosing a venue that has a covered area.
- Springtime calls for a lot of rainy days, so if you're planning an outdoor ceremony, you'll definitely need a back-up plan. Although, some people say that rain on your wedding day is considered good luck.
- You will have to schedule around Easter, spring break, and graduation.
- You simply can't beat summer nights. When the sun goes down, the weather is perfect for a night of dancing under the stars.
- Lots of fruits and veggies are in season, which makes your menu all the more yummy!
- The best part of summertime are the long day with what feels like endless sunlight.
- Depending on where you wedding will be taking place, high temperature is something to take into consideration. No one wants to be oily and sweaty on their wedding day. Plus, you don't want to worry about older guests passing out due to the heat.
- Due to summer being the most popular time of year for travel, not everyone may be able to attend your wedding. Make sure you consider who is most important to have in attendance oon your special day and send out your save-the-dates early.
- Summer is the most popular time of year for weddings, which means limited availability with vendors and also higher prices.
- The colors of fall are simply breathtaking. It is the perfect time of year for a jaw-dropping natural backdrop. If you're hoping for a darker, moodier color scheme then fall is the season for you.
- Mild weather and beautiful foliage are hard to pass up.
- Due to the weather, there are lots of options for dresses. Longer sleeves are perfect this time of year.
- The cold winter winds can sneak up on you so be mindful when planning for later dates in October and November.
- Fall is becoming the new summer, so prepare for competition and date conflicts with vendors.
- The back-to-school months may affect your guests' availability.
- There's a reason why it's called the most magical time of year. With merry Christmas spirit in the air, it's a romantic and joyful occassion.
- Since peak wedding season is over, many vendors will offer discounted rates so you can get more bang for your buck.
- There's less competition for venues and vendors.
- Your bouquet and centerpieces will look amazing aginst a snowy backdrop since the outside is like one big floral fridge.
- Outdoor weddings are out of discussion unless you're planning a destination wedding.
- Winter weather is unpredictable, which could pose as a problem for guests being able to make it to your wedding.
- Holidays, travel, and budgets may make things difficult on your guests during this time of year.