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  • Writer's pictureLaura Seymour

When is your wedding - Autumn, Winter, Spring or Summer?



What to consider when choosing your wedding date:


We have performed at weddings across the year, and from our experience there are a number of factors that you can consider.


Firstly - is there a time of year that you already know you want to get married in? Maybe you both already know of a date / birthday / anniversary or time of year that is special to you as a couple.


Secondly - when you imagine your wedding, what do you want your photographs to look like?

  • Autumn: Can you imagine crisp autumnal colours: reds, burnt oranges and yellows in the trees or decorating the ground like confetti. Possibly autumn would suit you.

  • Winter: Are you a festive couple? Do you love the colder months? Then winter may be perfect.

  • Spring: Do you want blooms of flowers all around? Or blossoms in the trees? Then maybe spring time would work best.

  • Summer: Can you imagine an outdoor wedding with the sun shining? Then maybe summer would work well for you.

  • Remember - as we all know, weather in the UK can be unpredictable at times, and rain can occur all year round, no matter how carefully you plan!


Thirdly - you’ll want to take suppliers availability and demand into consideration. “Wedding season” is the time of year when most weddings take place.

Across the UK, there is a busy "wedding season" from May through to September. So keep it in mind - if you're planning on getting married during the months May to September there will inevitably be lots of other couples getting married around the same time as you.


"Wedding season" can impact your planning process in a number of different ways.



So here are some things that we think you need to know

(as well as some of our tips and recommendations on how to navigate this time of year.)


For some suppliers and venues, prices during wedding season can be higher, as there’s more demand for the suppliers and venues.

Please note that Serenity String Duo prices are not defined by the season.

Our prices remain the same year round.


Is there a best month to get married?

Of course not!

There’s no right or wrong when it comes to choosing your wedding date, therefore there is no best wedding month - it just depends on what time of year works best for you as a couple.

Naturally, each season has its own pros and cons.

Below, we have tried to write down everything you need to know about peak wedding season, in the hope that this will help you and your partner decide what time of year works best for you.


When is wedding season?

Peak wedding season varies slightly from year to year, but typically, late spring into summer and very early autumn fall are the most popular times to get married.


According to a study by Hitched.co.uk



As you can see from this data - Winter months had the highest number of engagements in 2022, at 31%. The most popular month was December with 19%. Winter engagements have traditionally been very popular, and we think that these festive months will continue to be.



The top months are: August and September with 15% of bookings each.

Then July and October are also very popular with 13% of bookings each.


As you can see - Summer is still the most popular time to get married - with 39%.


Then, rather interestingly, Autumn weddings have become more popular coming out of the pandemic, especially as venues tend to be a bit cheaper at this time of year. Other factors like the temperate weather (not too hot and not too cold), pretty fall foliage and the lull between summer and winter holidays all make the autumn season an appealing time of year to get married.


 

Wondering how your wedding month (or ideal wedding season) stacks up against other couples? These were the five most popular wedding months in 2022.




 

1. & 2. August and September 2022

August and September were tied as the most popular wedding months, accounting for 30% of weddings in 2022. Unsurprisingly, the warm summer months are a great choice for outdoor weddings and beach wedding themes, and September has had some warmer weather recently too.


3. July & October 2022

Coming in at a close joint third, July and October were very popular months to get married. Unsurprisingly, summer remains the most popular time of the year to get married, with 13% of weddings taking place in July last year.

October also accounted for 13% of weddings in 2022, marking the end of peak wedding season. Pumpkin decor details, Halloween-inspired themes and seasonal cakes and desserts are just a few of the many things that we love about autumn weddings.

 

5. June 2022

In fifth place is June, with 11% of weddings taking place during June last year.


 

So - with all of that in mind - what do you think?

We're excited to hear when you're planning on getting married!


Best wishes,

Laura & Katja



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