A season for every wedding, part I

Posted on December 13, 2013

Winter, spring, summer and fall. Everyone has their favorite season—but which time of the year will be best to place one of the most important days of your life?

In this two-part series, we've put together a pro and con hit list for each season to help you make your decision. In this part, we'll go over winter and spring, and in the second part we'll examine summer and fall. Enjoy!

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WinterPros
1) A natural theme. Use 'winter wonderland' as a great, pliable aura to work off of.
2) Shorter days. Sunset is earlier, meaning you can start your big day earlier and still have it be an 'evening affair'.
3) Photographer availability. It's a fact that less couples choose the winter, meaning that in-demand photographer is more likely to book with you!

WinterCons
1) Holiday vacations. You'll may have to accept some guests will have migrated to Cancun.
2) The weather is unpredictable. A big snow storm could mean delayed flights—though the environment will be all the more beautiful.
3) You could be restricted to the indoors for the most part—though you can take this as an opportunity to make even more of our space!

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SpringPros
1) Ideal temperatures. Probably the most obvious reason it's one of the most popular times of the year to have a wedding.
2) Open dates. Scheduling near spring breaks means more family and friends can attend.
3) Fresh and local food. Fruits and veggies are likely to be in-season, and that means in-season food for you and your guests.

SpringCons
1) Allergies may be a problem for some—so you might have to keep some Claritin on hand.
2) Vendor booking. Though you may have a harder time booking your favorite DJ, you're bound to find someone who fits your unique needs.
3) Competing weddings. If you're near prime wedding age (28—34), a lot of your friends may have other friends getting married that same weekend. Just be sure to send your invitation early!

Stay tuned for the second part of this post, where we give the pros and cons of summer and fall weddings!