The most popular months to get married are now October and September, followed by June, May and August. The Zola wedding site says that for the first time ever, almost 40 percent of all weddings will take place during the months of September and October, putting fall as the new official wedding season!
The main reasons in the shift from the traditional June wedding are due to finances and weather. Travel is easier and less expensive during the fall versus summer when vacation crowds cause prices to spike. Since June was traditionally the biggest wedding month of the year, prices for venues and wedding vendors have also traditionally been higher during this time with peak dates booked up sometimes two years in advance. As more couples contribute towards their wedding costs, they have sought dates for off-peak times with their preferred venues and vendors. Moving into fall also opens up more affordable honeymoon travel options immediately following their nuptials especially for beachy, tropical destinations.
Weather in September and October is also milder than hot summer months like June particularly here in the South. More brides are shunning the heat and humidity of summer for the crisp breezes of fall for the comfort of their wedding party and guests. For couples desiring an outdoor ceremony, fall provides the perfect backdrop.
The least popular wedding month is January. Because winter weddings come with the added risks of freezing conditions or snow, couples shy away from January when choosing a date. For this reason, January is the least expensive month for wedding-related events.
The Place at Harbour Crossing is the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony, reception and other bridal occasions. Whatever the weather brings, The Place features over 7000 square feet of flexible indoor space with protection from rain, heat and cold throughout the year, no matter the season.
Now is the time to book your 2020 wedding events! Contact us at susan@theplacems or 601 851-1850 to discuss availability and to schedule your tour.