Picking the Perfect Season for Your Wedding

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Every bride wants the perfect wedding – and rightfully so. The perfect wedding, however, is also based on timing. More specifically, when you want your wedding to happen. When you and your fiance sit down to come up with a wedding date, you will want to consider the season and what that means for your wedding.

The four seasons each come with their own perks. But, you will also want to make sure that if you pick a season, you also pick a theme and color palette to match it – that way you aren’t pulling of a wintry look in the dead heat of summer.

In this guide we will help you look over each season, give a little inspiration and hopefully, help make the process of picking a date a little easier.

Spring Weddings

Spring Weddings

Spring is when the snow melts, trees start to bud and flower are in bloom. It is one of the most beautiful seasons – and also a popular one for weddings. Spring is also all about growth and purity – two things you should incorporate into your wedding theme some how.

A Few Inspiring Tips

Spring is all about fresh-cut flowers. So, you may want to avoid any fake flowers or using flowerless centerpieces. Having your wedding in a romantic garden can help you lower the cost for floral decor – because the venue is already naturally covered in flowers.

Color Ideas

Stick to colorful, cheerful hues like mint green, teal, purple, light pink or even taupe.

A Few Things to Consider

Spring does have warmer temperatures and a beautiful backdrop for your wedding. But, the chance of rain is a lot higher in the spring – and you may even get those random snow storms that keep popping up. But, in some cultures rain on the wedding day is actually a sign of good luck – so maybe showers are not a bad thing?

Summer Weddings

Summer Weddings

Summer is by far the busiest time for weddings. The days are longer, weather is warm and guests often have more free time to attend weddings. You can also use just about any flower you want in the summer – since everything is fully bloomed.

A Few Inspiring Tips

Summer is all about cooled down cocktails, patio settings, serenades and flowers just about everywhere you turn.  You can use candles, bright colored flowers, fun and festive menu options, and just about anything in a summer wedding.

Color Ideas

Summer weddings have two routes to take: bright and fun or pastel. If you like the idea of a bright wedding, go with turquoise, bright green, lemon, peach and a fuchsia pink. If you prefer something toned down, a pale yellow, ivory or white, blush, lavender and periwinkle will work too.

A Few Things to Consider

Summer weddings do not have as high of a risk of rain as spring weddings, but the heat can leave everyone who attends your wedding nice and sweaty. Also, summer weddings may cost more – because it is peak wedding season for vendors.

If you want to have a summer wedding and save money, opt for a wedding not on the weekend.

Fall Weddings

Fall Weddings

This is the time of the year when leaves start to turn to warm hues, a brisk cool breeze fills the air and the outside is breathtaking. It is certainly one of the more romantic seasons.

A Few Inspiring Ideas

Colors can be just about anything in the fall, but flowers are usually daisies or sunflowers. When it comes to decor, it is best to bring in the season by using fall colors, leaves, pumpkins and other festive items indicative of fall.

Color Ideas

To brighten up fall, you could do a magenta or deep purple, dark brown, reddish-orange hue, gold and yellow for your wedding palette. These are all still very elegant and add great pops of color.

A Few Things to Consider

Fall is spectacular, but also highly unpredictable. Temperatures can fluctuate dramatically in the fall, especially the closer you inch toward winter. You may be surprised with some rain (or worse, snow). So, you may want to avoid an outdoor wedding in the fall if you can.

Winter Weddings

Winter Weddings

Think of valleys blanketed in white snow, the Christmas spirit and rich colors.

A Few Inspiring Ideas

Christmas is something everyone thinks about in the winter, and you can use that for your decorations. Make it festive and add some Christmas spirit with snowflakes, snowmen or even a Christmas tree. What is nice about this theme is it is relatively inexpensive.

Color Ideas

You don’t have to do a Christmas color theme with your wedding. Instead, just use the colors of the season, like deep green, blue, silver or gold, purple and a blood red.

A Few Things to Consider

While winter weddings are certainly gorgeous, they are also cheap. Winter weddings are off-season and vendors will offer deep discounts for weddings hosted during this season – which is a plus if you are on a tight wedding budget. Also, you may be able to invite more guests with the cheaper rates.

But, the holidays can mess up a lot of wedding plans – and it may mean that not everyone invited will show up. If you want a winter wedding, try to not host your wedding the same week (or even two week period) of a major holiday.

When it comes to flowers, you may be able to skip them altogether and go with wintry decor rather than flowers. If you insist on flowers, stick with roses or carnations and you will not only have a flower that will stay perked up, but you will save a ton – because these flowers aren’t in high demand for the winter.

No matter what season you choose, you can have the perfect wedding. It is all about the colors you want, how much you want to spend and the style of wedding you are looking for.

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