Choosing the date of the wedding is not easy for anyone. Weddings in the summer are most popular, but that doesn’t mean that other seasons aren’t an option. Any season you choose has its benefits and specialities, so it’s essential to take precautions and prepare for it carefully. So which season is the best for your wedding?
Having a spring wedding is not uncommon – the most favourite months are April and May. It can still be chilly in March, so not many pairs prefer it. Spring wedding has its kind of magic due to the awakening nature, so it definitely isn’t a bad option.
A summer wedding is the most popular among all seasons. Many choose the month of June and August to be their month, but July is also quite taken. If you’re thinking of a summer wedding, make sure you book the dates as soon as you can. The hot and sunny weather is just ideal for a dreamy outdoor wedding.
Weddings in autumn are also quite common, especially those that take place in September. September is ideal for weddings because it’s still quite warm, but the temperature isn’t as high as in July or August. Nature is slowly starting to change its colours so you’ll have enough natural decorations. October and November aren’t typical wedding months, but everything depends on you and your preferences.
Weddings in winter are exceptional – only a few people choose winter to be their wedding season. That is probably due to the number of holidays. Also, organizing a wedding in winter can be more problematic than, for example, in summer. The great benefit of a winter wedding is that agencies and photographers have more time than in summer when everyone wants to get married. Also, prices are much lower.
What is the ideal location?
An outdoor wedding is, particularly in the summer months, the most common. There are several outdoor options to choose from, for example:
Keep in mind that farms, for example, are charming, so make sure you book it as soon as possible.
Where can your winter wedding happen? Well, it can be challenging to find a comfortable place to which you can get without troubles. Winter is full of extreme weather and snow, so the location of your wedding should be prepared for that.
If you’re planning a small wedding, look for small cottages, which you can rent for the weekend. Finding a place with a fireplace creates an exceptional winter atmosphere. It is also common for winter weddings to happen in a church. But those aren’t great for winter – they are usually pretty cold.
Every season is suitable for various unique decorations. Spring, for example, calls out for blooming flowers, pastel colours in cheerful shades, such as:
- Purple, red, etc.
The connection between spring and blooming flowers is the biggest of all seasons. That’s why you should use flowers as your hair accessory. Common spring locations are meadows and gardens, where you can see the beautiful awakening nature. Some rain may happen, but don’t worry – that won’t stop all the fun of your wedding. Rain brings happiness, and it is also perfect for photo shooting.
Decorate your wedding table with some fruit, which will serve as a fresh decoration and a sweet snack. Summer offers dreamy and warm nights, so your wedding reception will probably last till morning. Use lanterns as a lively and romantic source of light.
Get inspired by nature
As soon as autumn comes, nature changes into a colourful piece of art. Earthy colours, such as brown or green are perfect for decorations. Rose hips or pumpkins are strongly connected to autumn, which look amazing on the table with other decors. Rose hips can also be involved in your bouquets. Also, add pine cones or rowan berries for that extra nature look.
A winter wedding is overall elegant and beautiful thanks to the snowy nature. But, you can also add a little bit of spark by involving Christmas traditions. Also, enjoy the snow and build snowmen or go sledging.
Which flowers are most appropriate?
No wedding is complete without flowers, so which ones should you choose? There are some recommendations of which flowers are best for each season. Those can help you decide easily.
Spring wedding flowers
Lilies of the valley or tulips are strongly connected to spring. However, peonies and freesias are also lovely. Buttercups are unconventional, but they look stunning in a bouquet with other spring flowers.
Summer wedding flowers
Distinctive and colourful flowers, such as roses, or hydrangeas are best for summer weddings. Poppies are not that common, but they are perfect for sparking up the wedding day.
Autumn wedding flowers
There are so many flowers that look amazing on autumn weddings. The most noticeable and popular is a sunflower. Also, don’t forget about lilies and orchids – those look amazing too. Lastly, complete your wedding bouquet with gerberas.
Winter wedding flowers
The selection of winter flowers isn’t that big, but it’s also stunning. The typical winter plants are mistletoe and holly. You can finish your wedding bouquet with irises and bright white flowers – lilies, roses or gerberas.
What about wedding cake and desserts?
Your wedding cake should also match the season of your wedding. Spring wedding cakes are usually coloured with delicate and gentle shades and decorated with fruits and flowers. The light green colour representing the awakening nature is standard.
Warm and sunny colours combined with fruit are best for summer weddings. Those light cakes are more suitable for a hot summer day. But, if you want to stick to light colours, try to match other desserts to the season.
Autumn is full of colour, and autumn wedding cakes should be identical. Also, adding some natural decorations, such as walnuts, apples or flowers, is a great choice. The white and minimalistic cake will match the winter wedding.
What to wear?
The answer is quite simple. A wedding gown and suit are necessary for the couple. But how can you adjust your dress and suit to the seasonal weather? That can be a difficult task, especially in cold winter months and sunny summer. However, spring and autumn also don’t necessarily have to be perfect for gowns and suits. Wedding guests can also have trouble finding the appropriate clothes – suitable for the weather and comfortable.
Hot summer days
Wedding clothes for a sunny summer day is quite simple – a wedding gown and suit is what you’ll wear. Brides usually wear a thin flowy dress without sleeves, so that they feel as comfortable as possible. For grooms, suits made from materials that won’t make them sweat more is a must.
Some guests may find it challenging to choose the proper clothes for a summer wedding. Men should wear a suit, so they need to find one made from quality materials that will cool them down. If you’re attending an informal wedding, ask the pair if you could wear something more summery. So if you don’t want to wear a suit, make sure you ask the couple first.
And what are women supposed to wear? Well, the advantage of women’s wedding clothes is their wide selection of colours and styles. The only rule that applies is avoiding white dress and extravagant clothes that makes everyone look at you and not the bride.
Cold winter months
Finding what to wear to a winter wedding might be, especially for brides, challenging. We usually find sleeveless wedding dresses or short-sleeved ones. Those aren’t suitable for the winter months. So brides have to adjust to the freezing weather. Thick and large gowns are usually warm as they are, but they still have to be altered.
Long sleeves can help, but they are still not enough, so look for some scarves or coats. Also, choose some colours – the white dress looks phenomenal with a deep red scarf. Besides, you can match the colour to your man or flowers. Moreover, don’t forget winter boots and warm stockings. Similar rules apply to autumn weddings, which may be cold.
And what about the groom?
Not all suits determined for grooms are the same. They differ in materials, which can either warm you or cool you down. Great are suits with wool or tweed. However, layering can also warm you up.
If you’re a male wedding guest, you should always choose long sleeves. Those can keep you warm during autumn weddings. But what to wear to a colder winter wedding? Wear what you like and complete it with a sweater, scarf and coat.
Wedding preparations are complicated and tiring, so selecting what to wear can be difficult. Luckily, choosing your clothes based on your wedding season can help you a lot.