For many couples, deciding which is the best month in which to have a wedding can be really tricky. There are a few positives and negatives for tying the knot in any month of the year. We’ve rounded up a summary of each to help you figure out which is the best month to get married based on your preferences.
So, what is the best month to get married? To be clear, there is no direct answer to this question. Any month could be the best one depending on what is a top priority for you.
January and February
January and February may be frosty, but there are plenty of reasons to get married at this time of year.
Getting married at the start of the year is a fabulous way of lifting everybody’s spirits amidst the ‘January blues’ and the ‘gloom’ of February. These are off-peak months, meaning you have a better chance of finding incredible deals with world-class suppliers. Another positive is that there’s a lot to celebrate. Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day and Chinese New Year are all festivities that you could incorporate into your Big Day.
While these months may offer more availability, a higher chance of guests being available, and will fit into your budget, there is a downside. The weather can be unpredictable or downright awful and many people use the New Year to make some big changes. Guests might be limiting what they eat and drink and may not celebrate the way they would any other time. Something worth considering is that many people pinch the pennies in January after all the Christmas spending.
March and April
March and April are blooming good months to get married if spring flowers are your thing!
If romantic, delicate flowers are a focal point in your wedding aesthetic, then March and April will be your best bet. Spring is in the air and, surprisingly, April is the driest month of the year. By the time you hit late March into April, you’re in British Summer Time, with longer days and more sunshine.
Don’t forget that your guests may be restricting themselves for Lent and you might have to compete with religious holidays in April.
May and June
It’s starting to warm up and May and June are great choices for a wedding!
Surprisingly, May is still considered an off-peak wedding month, so while it’s warming up, it’s still a more affordable choice. If May is good enough for Harry and Meghan, it’s good enough for us! There are also lots of fantastic places to go on honeymoon in June.
You’ve got two bank holiday weekends in May, which means you don’t have to take as many days off, but also a chance that guests may have booked time away. June starts to get pricey and lots of couples find that they need to book their suppliers years in advance.
July and August
Summer is in full swing and wedding season is finally here!
Summer holidays for schools, universities and teachers take place in July and August. This makes it a fantastic time to get married, because more people will be available. The weather is also more predictably warm and sunny, so summer couples, this is the ideal time for you to have your gorgeous outdoor wedding.
Because July and August are such popular months, they get booked up really quickly and could cost you a pretty penny.
September and October
September and October are beautiful months to tie the knot, because it’s autumn!
If you’re after a little chill in the air, but not too much, September is a great choice! In addition, couples who love the golden tones of autumn will have lots of beautiful options to choose from. The crunchy leaves and shades of orange and red provide a natural backdrop for every element of the wedding.
You might find that as schools open again and the academic year begins, there’s a sense of ‘gloom’ at school starting. Your wedding could be what cheers everybody up!
November and December
Nothing feels quite as cosy as a festive November or December wedding.
We’re back into the off-peak wedding months which provide more supplier availability and cheaper costs all around. If you’re looking to celebrate your wedding alongside some other festivities, there’s Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas and New Year to think about. We love the idea of a romantic, festive wedding with warm drinks and cosy blankets.
We recommend sending your Save the Dates and invitations sooner because lots of people find this time of year to be incredibly busy and expensive.