Summer vs Winter: Choosing Your Month of Marriage

Getting engaged is a time full of excitement. Your wedding day will be the best day of your life, and it’s so exciting to look forward to the day you and your love finally tie the knot.

But before then, you of course have to plan and book the whole day, and there is so much to think about. One of the first questions you will be asked when announcing your engagement will most certainly be “So when is the wedding?” and choosing a date is one of the first things you’ll want to do.
You may of course already have a special date in mind, for example, the day you first became an official couple or some other symbolic date and this may dictate the time of year for you. But if you have no idea when you’d like to get married and need some help deciding, here is a quick guide to helping you decide upon a month that suits you.

Season

Of course, the main consideration is what sort of weather you would like to get married in, because if you hate the cold and it makes you miserable, then a winter wedding may not be for you.


But if you’re somebody who gets uncomfortably hot in the summer time and the thought of wearing a wedding dress in the heat is a little much for you, then tying the knot on a crisp winters day could be perfect.

Budget

Some months are, of course, cheaper than others when it comes to getting married, with the most popular times of year meaning you’ll have to pay a premium, so bear this in mind if you’re on a tight budget.

We spoke to Broadoaks Country House Hotel in the Lake District who told us: “We have a lot of bookings for winter weddings, as there’s something magical about a cosy country house wedding in the snow, and a huge bonus is also that winter weddings tend to be cheaper so it’s a win-win situation.”

Availability

It’s important to make sure that you take into consideration whether your most important guests can make it, or that any vendors you’ve got your heart set on are free.
If you have the perfect wedding photographer in mind but they’re booked up all summer, you may need to consider compromising by choosing another month or even extending your engagement by another twelve months so you can book well in advance.

Think about things such as your schedule throughout the year too, for example, if there is a month where you or your partner are usually very busy with your line of work it would be best to avoid that period.
I hope this has given you a little bit of inspiration if you’ve been wondering which month you’d prefer to book your own wedding for.

If you still aren’t sure and need a little more help, we love browsing these galleries of inspiration from Hitched! You can check out colour schemes, seasons, or themes, and it might help make things that little bit more clear for you.