Your wedding day should be the single greatest day of your life. You and your significant other finally exchange those rings and vow to tackle life’s challenges together, with family and friends in attendance to celebrate your love. But there’s so much to plan and consider before you get that far! Weddings are the culmination of months and months of meticulous organising. You have to ponder everything from colour schemes and transport, to food and music. However, arguably the most important aspect of planning your wedding is deciding when to tie the knot. Everything flows from that, so we’ve got some tips to help you work out when is the perfect time of year for you to have your ceremony.
January or March
Your dream wedding could cost a fair amount, so you may have to compromise with some aspects. If you aren’t particularly desperate to have an outdoor element to your wedding, having it inside in January or March might save you a cool sum. You’ll be avoiding the increased venue prices of the summer and won’t have to worry too much about the unpredictability of the British weather. Off-season flowers may be a little more difficult to source, but winter can be spectacular too!
April and May
A summer wedding may run the risk of being too hot and uncomfortable – you don’t want your finely pruned hairdo getting ruined by the humidity! You’re unlikely to have such issues in April or May, but you’ll still stand a good chance of seeing a little sunshine, or at least avoiding torrential rain. On top of that, you might find venues easier to come by than in June, July or August. You may want to avoid the Easter holidays when many go on holiday, while the FA Cup final usually takes place on a Saturday towards the end of May. Surely you don’t want your big day having attention deflected from it by the football? Or maybe you do!
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the summer is the most popular season for weddings. The improved weather (well, we hope!) is generally the main catalyst, with people able to enjoy time outside as well as indoors when the sun sets – or the storm clouds gather! Summer weddings offer the chance for a more diverse selection of food as well, with ice cream vans and BBQs becoming popular alternatives. However, even in the summer there’s no guarantee of good weather. So, if you do pay the summer premium, don’t let your expectations run away with you!
Autumn is arguably the most picturesque season of them all. The various shades of red, yellow, orange and pink can make landscapes irresistibly pretty. If deciduous trees are a key presence at your ideal venue, or it’s nestled in woodland, picking an autumn date could maximise the visual appeal of your wedding, even if the majority of it takes place indoors. However, should you want the option for mingling outside, you may have to stump up for heaters and marquees to shelter from potential downpours.
Icy footpaths, chilling winds and treacherous roads – winter can be difficult to enjoy, but maybe circumstances dictate your need for a December wedding. If that’s the case, heading abroad to soak up some winter sun might just be perfect for you. If you do venture away from the UK, remember to consider your destination’s climate! There’s not much point escaping our wintery showers if you end up going to Thailand in monsoon season!
There isn’t one time of year which guarantees great weather, such is the consistently inconsistent nature of the British climate. However, we offer Wedding Rings, Flowers and Cake protection up to £12,500 on the Diamond cover level. So, if a freak downpour does leave your cake rather sodden, you might just gateau-ver it a little quicker. The same even applies for Overseas Weddings, giving you peace of mind in case that monsoon arrives slightly earlier than expected.
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