The most popular months for a wedding are, in order, June, September, August, May, October and July. Most wedding sites and reception venues will be at a premium during these months, in terms of availability and price. If your budget dictates a more frugal choice, select a month when the fees and rates are less expensive. Generally, January, February and March are the best months of the year for a less expensive wedding.
Our Victorian ancestors attributed special meanings to just about everything – even the month of a wedding. If you are undecided on when to “set the date” perhaps this list of wedding rhymes will be a helpful aid for your decision.
- January: Marry when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind and true.
- February: When February birds do mate, you wed nor dread your fate.
- March: If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know.
- April: Marry in April if you can, joy for maiden and for man.
- May: Marry in the month of May; you will surely rue the day.
- June: Marry when June roses grow and over land and sea you’ll go.
- July: Those who in July do wed must labor for their daily bread.
- August: Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see.
- September: Marry in September’s shine so that your life is rich and fine.
- October: If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.
- November: If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember!
- December: When December’s snow fall fast, marry and your love will last.
Some brides schedule their weddings on the groom’s birthday. Clever girls! That way he will never have a good excuse for forgetting their anniversary.