Spring weddings in the UK, March – May:
Spring is a less popular season for weddings than both summer and autumn. However, there are some good reasons to marry in the spring:
Flowers in season include roses, tulips, hyacinth, lilies, calla lilies and gerbera daisies
If you choose a spring wedding we recommend you have the ceremony relatively early in the day so that you have enough good daylight for photographs.
Summer weddings in the UK, June – August:
Flowers in season include roses, tulips, hyacinth, lilies, calla lilies and gerbera daisies, sunflowers, orchids, and many more!
If you choose a summer wedding book early but don’t commit to either church (if you’re having a church wedding, that is) or venue without confirming that both are available on the same day! Do consider the option of a mid-week wedding if you’re looking to keep costs down or have a particular venue in mind.
Booking an early or late summer wedding may reduce the cost of you honeymoon, as the school holiday period can be avoided.
Autumn weddings in the UK, September – November:
Many flowers are still available throughout much of autumn; however, the use of autumn berries and grasses complement the harvest season and these are becoming more and more popular.
If marrying in the autumn, we recommend having your ceremony late morning or early afternoon to avoid any chill in the air and allow plenty of afternoon sunshine for your photographs.
Winter weddings in the UK, December – February:
Obviously, there is a smaller choice of flowers available during the winter. However, as with autumn, these can be supplemented with holly berries and leaves, mistletoe and other such varieties to create a wonderful seasonal look.
Winter is often dry but usually cold. The low position of the sun casts long shadows and gives rise to strong contrasts. We recommend an early ceremony and a venue that has interesting architecture and evergreen trees rather than deciduous varieties to maximise your potential for good photographs.
The contrast of white dresses against warm colourful backgrounds in the summer may be lost in the winter; consider colours that will complement the season: champagne, ivory or burgundy can be stunning!
Before visiting any venues consider the significance of your proposed date – does it coincide with any other significant events? For instance, choosing FA Cup Final day could end a few of your friends’ marriages or result in fewer of your male friends being happy to celebrate your nuptials!
Having decided on a date, if getting married in a church, make sure your reception venue is also available on the same day before making your booking.