Did you ever wonder if there was a secret "wedding code" floating around out there on when to tie the knot?
While we can't provide you with the long-lost treasure map to marital bliss, we can give you a cheat sheet to help you find the best time of the year to get married. So, fret no more, as we dive into the popularity per month and let you in on the secret of the perfect wedding season.
Let's start by solving the biggest mystery of the universe: "When is wedding season, anyway?"
In general, wedding season kicks off in late spring and struts its stuff through early fall.
June and September are the Brad and Angelina (pre-divorce, of course) of wedding months, stealing the spotlight with the highest popularity. And yes, much like a blockbuster movie, there's a wedding season and an off-peak season (sorry, January).
Hold on to your veils, because a 2017 Real Weddings Study surfaced a staggering fact: 78 percent of all weddings occur between May to October. Yup, that's a whopping majority of couples saying "I do" during that period.
So, without further ado, let's break down the popularity contest for each month:
September - The Queen Bee (16 percent):
With its mild weather and beautiful autumn backdrop, it's no wonder couples are falling (pun intended) head over heels for September weddings. Plus, who doesn't want to avoid the sweaty mess that accompanies a scorching summer ceremony?
June - The Summer Sweetheart (15 percent):
Ah, June. A wonderful month of endless sunshine and moderate temperatures. It's the Goldilocks of wedding months - not too hot, not too cold, just right.
And let's be real, the name "June Bride" has a beautiful ring to it. It's perfect for couples who want to have an outdoor wedding, and the options for themes and settings are endless. However, June is peak season, which means it can be pricier than other months.
October - The Autumn Allure (14 percent):
October weddings come with pumpkin-spiced lattes and gorgeous foliage. Do we need to say more? With Halloween right around the corner, you can even dabble in a spooky-themed reception - just don't break out the Ouija board.
Now that we've covered the top contenders, let's not forget about the underdogs.
While June to October occupies the wedding hall of fame, the other months aren't without their charm.
Take a look at our quick overview:
November to April - The Unexpected Treasures:
Did someone say "budget-friendly"? Off-peak weddings often mean reduced prices and increased availability. Plus, imagine your winter wonderland wedding with picture-perfect snow as your backdrop. Fairytale, anyone?
May - The Spring Fling:
Budding trees, blooming flowers, and love in the air; there's something magical about a May wedding. A May wedding is ideal for couples who want to take advantage of the beautiful weather and abundance of flowers in bloom. However, keep in mind that May is also the start of the peak season, which means that venues and vendors might be booked to capacity, and prices might skyrocket.
July & August - The Beach Bums:
For those who can take the heat, summer beach weddings are a dream. Exchange vows barefoot by the ocean at sunset and dance the night away under a sky full of stars.
So, July is one of the most popular months for weddings, and for a good reason: it's the epitome of summertime. July offers gorgeous weather, long days, and beautiful scenery, with perfect options for outdoor venues. However, July can be quite hot, which may make outdoor ceremonies or receptions uncomfortable.
August is another beautiful month for a wedding, with sunny skies and pleasant evenings for outdoor receptions. August is less crowded than June and July, so you might be able to get better deals from venues and vendors. However, keep in mind that August is also a peak vacation month, which might make it challenging for guests to manage travel plans.
So, you daring, devil-may-care couples seeking the best time to get married, don't shy away from the road less traveled. Consider a winter wedding in a cozy cabin or embrace the heat and plan a seaside soirée.
No matter the month, every time of the year has its unique charm that can be tailored to suit your preferences and style.
Moving on...to Flowers
Choosing the right flowers per month can be a great way to enhance the overall aesthetic of your wedding, tie in with your color scheme, and make your special day even more memorable.
Here are some of the most popular flowers for each month:
- January: Carnations, Roses
- February: Roses, Lilies
- March: Daffodils, Tulips
- April: Daisies, Sweet Peas
- May: Peonies, Lilies of the Valley
- June: Roses, Gardenias
- July: Sunflowers, Delphiniums
- August: Dahlias, Gladiolus
- September: Asters, Chrysanthemums
- October: Marigolds, Dahlias
- November: Irises, Chrysanthemums
- December: Holly, Poinsettias
Of course, these are just suggestions, and you can choose any flower that speaks to you and matches your style and preferences.
Remember, your wedding day should be a reflection of your personalities and love story. So, go with your gut and choose the flowers that make your heart dance!
Now that we have analyzed each month's popularity and its unique features and flowers, it's finally time to decide the perfect month to say...
Remember, it's essential to think about what's most important to you as a couple, whether it's the weather, your favorite season, or your preferred venue. Ultimately, the best time to get married is the time that feels right for you and your partner.
In conclusion, your wedding day is one of the most memorable moments in your life, and choosing the perfect month to tie the knot is crucial.
Hopefully, this guide helps you make the best decision while bearing in mind that irrespective of the month you choose, what matters is the love you share with your partner.