What season is best for a Wedding in the UK?
July, August and early September are the three months that see the largest number of weddings for the obvious fact that the weather is far milder and (if we’re lucky!) it will be beautifully sunny and dry. Having your wedding during this peak time can however come with a higher price tag and the top venues and suppliers can often be booked up as much as two years in advance.
So what is the best season for you to get married in? Once you’ve decided on the season you can start to think about where you would like to get married and the style and atmosphere you want to create for your special day.
Spring in the UK is March until June
The positives of marrying in Spring is that there is an optimistic sense of new beginnings and the flora bursts into life providing a lush landscape for a beautiful outdoor wedding. The weather can still be a bit on the cool side in early Spring so do bear that in mind especially if you are having a marquee or outdoor wedding. Perhaps consider providing your guests with blankets or pashminas for when they want to walk around the grounds.
Summer in the UK is June to September
The weather from late June through to September is usually warm but this is often paired with infrequent but heavy downpours and thunderstorms.
Due to school holidays this period of time is also very popular for families to go on Holiday so get your save the dates out early to help people plan their time.
The weather in the UK can be quite humid in the summer so bear that in mind during your planning. Think about how the temperature can be controlled within your venue, especially a marquee. Also consider the attire for the day. Men especially do not consider the practicalities of wearing a full suit on a potentially 30-degree day. There are some really stylish alternatives for the Groom here https://uk.pinterest.com/Ypaweddings/for-the-groom/
Autumn in the UK runs from September to December
Autumn is by far my favourite season of all. Mother nature provides a kaleidoscope of colour with many days being sunny, bright and crisp. Unfortunately, the other days can be very cold, grey and wet so make sure you discuss your wet weather plan with your Wedding planner. At Your Planning Angel (LINK TO MAIN SITE) we always have a plan A, B & C!
The clocks go back in October so the nights draw in early giving you a perfect opportunity to use lots of candles and lighting effects to create a warm and inviting wedding reception.
Winter in the UK is between December and March
Winter is a really magical time of year to get married and if you choose a winter wedding you know that it’s going to be cold! In all of the other seasons some days totally surprise us with being beautifully sunny and warm one minute and windy and cold the next.
Lighting is absolutely key when planning your Winter wedding. It gets dark very early so if outdoor photographs are important to you then consider having your ceremony earlier in the day to give you plenty of time to get those daylight shots. When planning the style and feel of the day the type pf lighting you choose is really important. Candles and soft up-lighting can create a warm, romantic and cosy atmosphere while using coloured uplighters and LED lights can create something more modern and bright. Why not speak with your wedding planner about having snowflakes projected around the ceiling and faux snow or glitter cannons in place of confetti to make the space feel like a winter wonderland? If it can be imagined it can be created and we thrive on creating something unique for all of our couples.
Whatever season or style of wedding you dream of having we are here to help you every step of the way.
Your Planning Angel is the creator of beautiful, bespoke weddings and special occasions throughout the home counties and beyond.
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