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Wedding planning guide
Below is a quick guide to the best month for a wedding dependent on a range of common couple needs and preferences.
If your budget is restricted, it is wise to consider the months either side of peak wedding season; January to March or late September to November. Summer and Christmas weddings are the most expensive in terms of venue, accommodation and suppliers. If a summer wedding is a must, but you are on a tight budget, be realistic that you will need to make significant compromises or select a weekday wedding.
For couples considering having kids at their wedding, it is wise to focus on a July or August wedding. Kids will be on school holidays, and it will be easy for guests to plan ahead. The good weather will also ensure that parents will have more space at the venue to spread-out and let their children run around, without worrying about damaging anything.
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For couples seeking the best chance of dry weather, surprisingly, it is recommended to opt for either a March or September wedding. While these are the driest months of the year on record, those seeking warmth should still opt for late spring or summer if your budget allows.
The best month to get the maximum benefit of long daylight hours will be June, but May and July will also have long summer evenings. For couples wanting a good mixture of daylight and the party atmosphere that darkness gives, it is recommended to opt for April or early May.
If you want to ensure that the temperature and amount of daylight are just right for a party atmosphere, September and October offer a great mixture of autumnal vistas, daylight and also cooler temperatures that are more conducive to a lively dance-floor. The longer evenings also enable couples to add more night-time entertainment, such as; fireworks, sparklers and fire-pits.
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The best months for professional firework displays and discounts run from late November to early February. Choosing firework display out of the traditional November period (UK) or 4th of July period (USA) will also give this expensive entertainment option more of a wow factor.
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