By 1 Entertainment Events Ltd | 1 Entertainment on May 19 2020back to blog list
However, it can’t be denied that certain months are more popular than others and the season does play a big part when choosing a date for most people. Each season has its pros and cons so if you’re trying to choose a date let’s look at each season in more detail.
Spring (March to May)
Spring is normally a good time to get married it offers many of the benefits of Summer weddings but is often cheaper. A Spring wedding will often guarantee at least mild, warm weather in the UK although there is always a chance of rain.
Finding a date towards the beginning of the season around March or April will usually be quite easy for most venues as well. Flowers are also in bloom around this time which can make Spring a more attractive choice for people who want a lot of flowers and floral displays for their big day.
However, late Spring around May is when the traditional wedding season in the UK really gets going so finding a date could be more difficult and it will often be a little more expensive. So, overall Spring is normally a good choice for a wedding in the UK.
This Spring has essentially been voided due to COVID-19 with many people having to cancel their weddings. So, let’s take a look at the other months ahead and see what they could be like for a wedding.
Summer (June to August)
The Summer months are typically the busiest in the UK with many people wanting to get married around this time. The warmer weather makes outdoor weddings very popular and venues will often be more expensive and crowded during the Summer months as well.
Just like Spring, the Summer months in the UK are going to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic this year. But at the moment we can’t say exactly how they’ll be impacted although it’s fair to assume that if weddings are allowed in June, July or even August the number of guests permitted will be quite limited.
Normally Summer would be a very busy time for weddings but 2020 is going to be a very different affair. If you really want a Summer wedding with a lot of guests then it will likely be best to wait till next year as this year’s Summer is drastically different.
Autumn (September to November)
Early Autumn is quite a popular time to get married and some people even prefer it to Summer due to the milder weather. Many people also feel getting married around Autumn is very romantic due to the changes Autumn brings.
Outdoor weddings are still quite popular in certain locations and September and even early October can be quite busy. Venues around this time will often be more expensive as well although usually cheaper than a traditional Summer wedding. Late October and November however will generally be cheaper as weddings are much less common during this time.
Late Autumn can be a great time to get married but be warned the weather will be much colder so do take that into account. Autumn could also be quite a busy time this year due to many weddings originally planned for Spring and Summer being pushed back due to COVID-19 but at the moment we don’t know exactly what the impact of that will be.
Winter (December to February)
Winter weddings are a “love them or hate them” situation. If you’re getting married in the Winter months then you likely choose that date because you love Winter. A Winter wedding can even be tied into Christmas and the New Year as well.
While Winter can offer some truly magical moments especially if you get a snowy day it will often require more work and planning. Winter’s in the UK can be very cold so you may need to invest in heaters for the venue/ reception afterward to ensure people are comfortable.
You’ll also have to schedule your wedding carefully around the seasonal celebrations. The good news is Winter months will generally be less busy for venues and you will likely find more affordable deals available.
Again, due to COVID-19, we can’t really say for sure what Winter 2020 will be like. While there may be fewer restrictions in place we can’t say that for sure. So, if a Winter wedding is your dream planning for next year might be advisable.