Prosecco & Petals
Wedding planning guide
Selecting the season you would prefer to get married in will make your wedding venue search and booking a much easier process.
Below is a straightforward guide to the pros and cons of different wedding seasons.
Discounts, not just from the venue but also from wedding suppliers. You will also feel that you are getting much more personalised service as this season is the quietest.
Most wedding guest will back to work after the Christmas period, and your wedding could end up being the highlight of a cold winter period.
This is unsurprisingly the sleepiest time of the wedding year, and many wedding suppliers choose to take breaks. The days are short, the temperatures can be at their coldest and most people, in general, are low on funds after Christmas spending.
Warm temperatures and nature is in bloom, which will make your photos look extra romantic.
This season also benefits from May bank holidays and couples will have slightly less competition for suppliers than in peak wedding season.
Bargain prices as most suppliers will have their peak prices in place from April onwards.
Long daytime hours and warm, sunny weather. Summer weddings allow couples to enjoy outdoor areas of their venue and enable guests to move more freely. As the wedding industry is catered around this peak season, all suppliers will be working, and there will be lots of choices. However, it is essential to book far in advance to get your favourite suppliers
Calendar conflicts; in peak season guests are more likely to be on holidays or at other friends’ weddings. Your wedding is also most likely to be sandwiched in between other weddings.
Most venues will be booked up one to two years in advance, especially for June weekends.
The weather often gets better when the kids go back to school. Autumnal colours can also add extra romance to pictures, and this is the perfect season to include fireworks, sparklers and warming drinks.
Prices in September are still relatively high but do tend to drop in October. There are often last minute deals in this season for late planners too.
There will be less daytime (light) hours. As such, wedding ceremonies should be booked earlier in the day and arrangements in case of bad weather made.
It is also wise to pick photographers that have experience getting excellent autumnal pictures.
Lovers of the festive spirit and the lights, decoration, and merriment that comes with it. Most venues will offer themed packages for this season only.
Calendar conflicts; as many guests may have long-held Christmas plans. Do to expect prices to be higher than Autumn as the popularity of Christmas weddings are on the rise.