To every wedding, there is a season, and you’ll want to pick the season that best matches your
dream wedding personality.
You’ll also want to keep in mind certain holidays that could be a conflict in planning your wedding, as well as your own personal work/school schedule and other family events taking place.
Winter is a magical time of year for weddings, with a beautiful backdrop of a snow-blanketed landscape and a winter wonderland theme.
There are other reasons that winter weddings can be a perfect choice:
1. Less competition for wedding vendors means lower prices and vendors willing to negotiate
2. Elegant cover-ups for the bride and bridal party, from muffs to faux capelets, pashminas and more
3. Fun décor possibilities and accessories, including scarlet red roses and evergreens, pussy willow branches, pinecones and mistletoe, and elegant cover-ups for the bride and bridal party
4. Beautiful photo opportunities and backdrops
5. Your wedding can be unique and memorable, because there aren’t so many this time of year, compared to summer
Winter wedding flowers: festive holiday red flowers like amaryllis blossoms, lacy sprigs of arborvitae, red berries and holly. Also, narcissus paper whites, frosty dusty miller, roses, gerbera, poinsettias, orchids and more
Spring is the time of rebirth and renewal, and for many couples, is an ideal time of year to get married. The spring equinox, March 20, is one of the most popular wedding dates in this season.
Here are five other reasons to marry in the spring:
1. Gorgeous pastel colors can be your palette of wedding colors
2. The weather is usually not too hot or too cold
3. Gardens and flowers will be in bloom
4. Colorful spring produce can be the centerpiece of your bridal dinner, from new potatoes to asparagus, strawberries and rhubarb
5. There are fewer conflicting holidays and vacations compared to summer
Spring wedding flowers: flowering bulbs, such as tulips and hyacinths, peonies, hyacinth, apple or cherry blossoms, daffodils, hydrangeas, iris, lilies, pansies, roses, sweet peas
Summer weddings have all the advantages of beautiful weather, endless days and nights and more, but because of its popularity for weddings, you’ll have fewer choices of prime dates and negotiable prices.
Here are five reasons to choose a summer wedding:
1. Long days and nights allows greater flexibility in scheduling a ceremony and reception
2. It’s a free-spirited time of year for planning cocktails, beach themes and more
3. Your party can linger well into the evening, even under the stars
4. Weather is usually cooperative with fewer chances of inclement weather. You may have to keep heat in mind for your guests and time your ceremony so it’s not at the hottest time of the day
5. Floral availability is in perfect timing with a flower in every color scheme in perfect bloom
Summer wedding flowers: Anemone, asters, button chrysanthemums, calla lilies, geraniums, orchids, hydrangeas, Shasta daisies, zinnias, dahlias, sunflowers, viburnum, this list goes on
Rustic barn weddings, wineries and inns make a beautiful backdrop for a fall wedding, while guests sip on apple cider and enjoy the deep, rich hues of the autumn season.
Here are five reasons to choose a fall wedding:
1. Celebrate the natural landscape of the season with its changing leaves and picturesque color palette
2. Mild weather usually characterizes the early months of fall, so you’re in-between temperature extremes
3. Later fall months mean lower prices because it’s no longer peak wedding season in late October and November
4. Décor and warm comfort food and drinks come to mind when planning your reception. Think pumpkins, cider, soups, stews and more
5. Choose an unusual wedding venue that complements the season, from a rustic barn to a winery
Fall wedding flowers: Asiatic lily, asters, calla lilies, chrysanthemums, dahlias, gerbera daisies, gladioli, marigolds, roses, sunflowers, zinnias
Sources: Bridalguide.com, Teleflora.com