No matter when you get married, you can (almost) always hold it where you want. But that doesn't mean every venue is best-suited for every time of year.
Looking to truly take advantage of your wedding season? Take a minute to review our recommendations for seasonal wedding locations that will create great memories for you and your guests.
Fall is one of the most popular times of year to get married for many reasons – mainly its enjoyable, cooler temperatures and natural beauty. These traits alone make it the perfect time of year for an outdoor wedding almost anywhere in the world, especially if a casual and rustic feel is your goal. No matter whether you are lakeside, in a rustic barnyard or just in a beautiful field of leaves, your experience is guaranteed to be amazing.
Want to try something really fun? Host a Halloween themed wedding where guests can enjoy holiday tricks and treats. Go as far as you want with the creativity, or just add small touches, but just make sure you have tents and heat lamps as needed, and make sure guests know to dress appropriately...you don't want to freeze out any guests with potential Fall chills.
Winter weddings can be extremely unique and romantic – and you have more options than you think.
Love the snow? Host a “Winter Wonderland” themed wedding somewhere like New England or Colorado that is beautiful during the winter and offer fun, seasonal ideas such as ski resorts to host your wedding. The snowy scenery will make gorgeous pictures, plus your guests can hit the slopes for a great time!
Another growing popularity is hosting a New Year's Eve wedding. People are already set to party all night, so just make sure your wedding can keep up with them and plan ahead for hotels and vendors on such a busy night.
Or, make this your chance to get away from the cold winds and potential blizzards with a tropical destination wedding! Your friends and family might just love you even more for the chance to have a wintertime vacation.
Lucky for you, a Spring wedding truly gives you endless options. With higher chances of sunshine and warmer weather, but likely still avoiding the humid heat of summer, this is again the perfect opportunity to celebrate outside.
For a sweet and charming destination wedding, head South. With places like Charleston and Savannah, you have the options of quaint, non-traditional bed-and-breakfast locations, serene beaches or even historical venues.
Looking to party? Head to Vegas – not to elope, but to take advantage of the hundreds of resorts and hotels that offer wedding packages for every budget. Plus, if you love warm weather, it will already feel like summer out there.
Summer is relaxing and fun, but we all know it can get hot….extremely hot. And no one wants humidity ruining their wedding day hair and makeup, so choose your location wisely. But don’t be scared away! Summer also brings sunny skies and gorgeous flowers, plus the longer days are perfect for later ceremonies and receptions.
These are the reasons why beaches and lakes are the top choices for summer weddings, as the cooler winds off the water and beautiful weather create a memorable and enjoyable experience. It can also be fun to plan your wedding around a holiday and use a specific theme for it. Both Memorial Day and July 4th weekend are ideal for holding an American style wedding, or the Labor Day weekend is perfect to end the summer in style. Plus, guests will have more time to celebrate since they don’t need to go to work!
Ready to get planning? Make sure you check out our Monthly Wedding Checklist, as well as these other great articles:
The Best Ways to Save on Your Wedding Expenses
Choosing a Wedding Band
When to Buy the Wedding Band
Plus, check out our entire Guide For Her for full wedding advice, or visit our Fashion Tips section for an inside look into today's trends!