Planning a wedding is difficult at the best of times but, if you’re not sure about in which season you’d like to tie the knot, you still have big decisions to make.

Choosing which season is best for your wedding is completely down to your preferences, but there are some pros and cons to getting married in either the winter or the summer months.

To give you a few pointers, we’ve outlined some of the benefits and the drawbacks of getting married in the winter or the summer and it might just help you to work out which season will be best for your big day!

Summer Weddings

Your floral preferences will be easy to come by

Many flowers begin to blossom during the summer months, which means that you’re more likely to be able to have the bouquet, decorations, and corsages that you desire.

Flowers often make up a big part of a wedding day, so being able to choose from a plethora of florals in bloom can be a huge bonus of having a summer wedding. If you’re not sure how to use flowers in your wedding, check out this post.

Summer holidays may get in the way of your volume of attendees

Despite being the season for finding plenty of flowers, summer may not be the ideal period in which to get married if you want to have a big wedding, particularly if some of your friends or family members are teachers.

We spoke to Broadoaks Country House who said: “Many of our guests who have hosted a wedding at our country house during the summer have had smaller ceremonies. This is largely because a lot of people like to go on holiday during the summer and this is especially true for parents of children who are in school and teachers.”

 

Winter Weddings

You’ll have so many options

Winter provides you with so many options when it comes to your wedding: food, decor, and atmosphere are all aspects of your wedding which you’ll have more leeway to experiment with in the winter.

You can create a cozy atmosphere with a log fire and even provide your guests with blankets and slippers if you get married during the winter. A massive aspect of any wedding is the food and, with a winter wedding, you have a lot more options when it comes to wintry comfort food.

For inspiration on how you can make the best of your winter wedding menu, peruse these fantastic ideas.

There are only so many daylight hours you can utilize

During the winter, the darkness draws in earlier which means that you won’t have as much time to take pictures outdoors or engage in popular wedding activities such as playing lawn games.

This isn’t a problem for everyone but, for those who really want to make the most of the daylight hours, getting married during late spring or summer may be a better option.