Most couples planning to get married do not think for a long time when choosing a wedding date - it is summer or early autumn. But at other times of the year, they play a wedding, each period has its positive and negative sides.
Summer is, of course, the most favorable time for weddings. The bride can afford any dress model, and it will be easier for the guests to choose outfits too. This period will save the budget on fruits and vegetables, as prices for them fall.
Flowers will also delight you with their value. In the summer, it will be a wonderful walk, captured in vivid photographs. But with a photographer and a videographer, as well as a toastmaster, problems may arise - there are many who want to get married, so queues line up for good specialists, prices rise. The same problem with the registry office and the cafe, you need to register in advance in order to get the desired date.
If you marry in early autumn, in September, all the pros and cons of a summer wedding work. A wedding in the second half of the fall already has its own advantages and disadvantages. The number of those wishing to register their relationship is falling, which means that prices for all wedding services and paraphernalia are also decreasing. During the walk, there is an opportunity to take beautiful photographs against the background of a golden autumn landscape and the likelihood of meeting another wedding is reduced. Only now the weather can darken the holiday - rain and slush will not be reflected in the best way on hairstyles and clothes.
A winter wedding seems a little unusual now. A white fur coat can perfectly decorate a bride's outfit, and instead of cars, it becomes possible to use a sleigh. An indisputable plus of weddings in winter is a decrease in prices for the services of photographers and toastmaster, sales of wedding dresses and the absence of queues at the registry offices. But inclement weather or an SARS epidemic can interfere with the celebration. The cost of flowers, as well as fruits and vegetables, rises.
Spring is the period of birth of new life and love. This romantic reason is the main one for most who chose this time to get married. Prices for wedding services and cafes are still encouraging, but the weather can still spoil not only the mood, but also the dress. The cost of flowers and fruits is still high. If these aspects are important, then it is better to opt for the second half of spring, this is a wonderful time for romantic walks and a fun holiday.
Also, Orthodox people should take into account the date of the celebration, which should not coincide with periods of many days of fasting. The best time is “red hill”, this is the first Sunday after Easter. Another period is September-October, after the Dormition Lent, at the end of Christmas and before the beginning of Lent.