Ever wondered about the time of the year you have chosen to have your wedding? How many people do you think will share your wedding day? However many it is, according to my research those brides all think the exact same as you! Scary?
The season a bride chooses to hold her wedding says volumes about her personality. Each season brings itís own style and flavor to a wedding. The time of year you choose to get married will indeed affect the style and economics of the wedding in many ways including location of the reception, honeymoon destinations, wedding theme and price.
That's according to celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss, who has helped celebrities like Brooke Shields and Lucy Lawless with their weddings.
Weiss says winter brides tend to be daring and willing to take chances with unusual flowers or locations. Orange blooms, Ivory dresses, and unusual themes are more likely if you decide to dare to risk the weather or more daringly plan your big day in the expectation of a 'white Christmas'. Think burning log fires, mulled wine receptions and Christmas card settings. This would definitely be an indoor wedding, maybe in a castle or Hotel adorned with rich reds and golden glowing candles. A December wedding is a good idea as the wedding reception price is dropped in many hotels in the first few days after Christmas. The holiday spirit that is still lingering at this time will add to the atmosphere. Honeymoon destinations for the winter months vary; you can opt for a skiing holiday with romantic log cabin accommodation or maybe head for the sun kissed beaches of Thailand.
Summer brides are more predictable and traditional, following all the tried-and-true wedding tricks. They have dreamed of their wedding day since they were small always imaging the white dress and horse drawn carriage. Am I right girls? Summer sun will provide for beautiful garden weddings adorned with all of Mother Natureís glory. It is a fabulous season for a wedding. The world is your oyster as far as honeymoons go but remember our summer is winter in most of the southern hemisphere including Australia.
Spring brides are perky types who prefer bright colors and cheery flowers like daisies. Planning the wedding is something that a spring bride usually takes in her stride. Elegant and simple is key to this down to earth bride. The look of this season is relaxed and natural taking bold flowers and strong colors softening them with driftwood or delicate wisps of grass. Freshly picked chocolate dipped strawberries would go down well with a champagne reception. A marquee would be a wonderful idea for this season allowing everyone to soak up the atmosphere, remember to include catering and furniture hire as part of the costs if you are watching the budget!
Weiss says autumn brides are the most romantic and sexy, because they tend to choose passionate colors like red and orange and explain every sensual detail of what they want at their weddings. Gold and copper themes are commonplace and carry through from the fabric to the flowers. Add a natural twist with dark leafy foliages and wood containers. The weather is also superb if you are thinking of honeymooning in Europe. Stay clear of south East Asia though as these are experiencing their monsoon seasons.
In times gone by it wasnít uncommon for young couples to consult the Tarot as to what month of the year according to the stars would be their best time to wed, this would depend on what time of year their sun or moon sign was inline with Venus the goddess of love, which I would take as a positive sign, and so on.
My Advice; Follow your heart. If youíve always dreamed of having the traditional white dress with all the trimmings, provided the budget allows, go for it! Whatever your plans donít stress yourself and take as much help from friends and family to make the big day one to remember for all.