Ode to Spring Weddings

I wish I could shout it from the mountaintops, spring is my favorite time of year. Hands down. So naturally, when people ask me when the best time of the year is to get married, I always answer with spring! Particularly, late March, April, and even early May. Of course, I am biased that this is the best time of the year to get married. (I had a spring wedding myself). Spring weddings just feel so lovely, above anything else. I’m not a winter person (at all), so spring is such a welcome reprieve after grey days and dead trees. 

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But why do I think spring is the best time of year to get married?  I know that fall is the most popular time of the year to get married (particularly in the south) but from apart from spring being just beautiful, I think there’s also advantages to getting married in the spring. Read on to see more of my ode to spring weddings! 

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Why I feel that spring weddings are superior…

1. The weather.

I truly believe that good weather is reason enough to choose your wedding date. There’s nothing like being outside on an April afternoon with blue skies and a high of 75. Especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding, this is the time of year to do it. While summer is a more convenient time to get married, the temperature can be truly unbearable. Spring evenings make for perfect ceremony weather, and even an outdoor cocktail hour! Yes, there is a chance of rain in the spring, but I truly believe it’s worth the risk. 

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2. Florals and foliage.

Again, this is reason enough to consider a spring wedding. If you’re wanting an outdoor wedding with lush, bright foliage, this is the time of year for you. It doesn’t take a seasoned wedding photographer to know that dead trees and bushes are not photogenic. And, if you time it right, you also have some spring blooms present for your pictures as well. Consider a garden venue if you’re a big flower lover! 

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3. It’s not quite as busy or popular as fall weddings.

While March, April and May are popular wedding months, they’re not near as popular as September and October. You have a slightly better chance of booking your dream vendors, as well as guests not having conflicts for your wedding. (Though be careful with proms and graduations!) I can also say that personally, I get excited for my spring weddings. Winter is usually slow for wedding vendors, so when spring rolls around, we’re eager and excited to get back into weddings after a break. And in my own experience, my fall wedding season is always busier than my spring. 

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4. It’s such a lovely reprieve from winter.

I don’t know about you, but winter depresses the heck out of me. Lack of sunshine, lower temperatures, and dead trees just make me plain sad. It sounds silly, but my mood truly feels worse in the winter months. Then when spring rolls around, it is beyond refreshing. It feels like a reawakening. For your own personal experience as a bride and for your guests, why not get married during the loveliest time of the year?

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5. Your guests are excited, not jaded.

If you’re attending a wedding in the fall or winter, chances are, it’s one of many you’ve attended over the year. After a spring, summer, and fall of endless weddings, it’s easy to feel wedding fatigue as a guest. But if you’re attending a wedding in the spring, you’re more likely to feel excited to be present. If you want to provide an enjoyable experience for your guests, consider having a wedding in the first half of the year. 

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Do you love spring weddings as much as I do? Do you prefer another season of the year? Tell me more, I’d love to hear! In the meantime, happy spring everyone!

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