From the perspective of a Carolina Wedding Planner
Spring is starting to wrap up and summer is peaking around the corner. The flowers are in full bloom here in the Carolinas. Spring wedding season has beat a record for Destination Us. Now I will slow down a little until Fall. When I talk to vendors and couples from other parts of the country or world, they often do not understand when I say summer is slow for weddings. In most places summer is the perfect time for weddings as school is out for teachers, students, and college goers and vacation time can be taken; maybe for the honeymoon.
While to most people, summer may seem ideal, here in the Carolinas, not so much. Summer for us is hot, but not just hot, hot and humid! If you do not know what humid is, National Geographic defines Humidity as "the amount of water vapor in the air. If there is a lot of water vapor in the air, the humidity will be high. The higher the humidity, the wetter it feels outside." And not a cool midst of wetness, the "hot and sticky" feeling that you just cannot get rid of no matter how you try to cool down. That is not something you want to experience on your wedding day; specifically if you are having an outdoor wedding.
So what are the most popular months to have a wedding in the Carolinas?
April, May, October and November!
March and September are starting to make their way onto the list, but those prime spring and fall months are the most ideal! But why?
Spring gives us some of the best weather. While you may have a chance of a quick rain storm, the flowers are giving off their prettiest blooms and the temperature is near perfect. It's not too hot, not too cold, just right there in the middle.
Fall is about the same. The leaves are changing colors giving the wedding backdrop more warm toned colors. The weather has cooled down from the summer months, but has not gotten too cold as if it were winter.
Do you agree? Are you from a different area of the country or world and see different months to be more popular? If so, let me know in the comments!
National Geographic, December 2, 2022. Hilary Costa. Erin Sprout. Santani Teng. Melissa McDaniel. Jeff Hunt. Diane Boudreau. Tara Ramroop. Kim Rutledge. Hilary Hall., National Geographic Society.