What’s the Best Month to get Married?

Planning & Advice
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If you’re unsure of the best time of the year to get married, here’s our guide to the pros and cons which will hopefully help you out! 

Choosing the perfect month to get married during will depend on a number of factors including your budget, your vision and what season you are drawn towards. We hope that this guide will help you whittle down the options and find the perfect date for you. 


Good for couples on a budget as venues may have an off-season pricing structure. 

Venues that you love may be available during this quieter time of the year. 

A celebration is the perfect pick me up after an exciting Christmas. 

January weather can be less than favourable! 

It can be a tough month to get through financially after the festivities so guests may be hesitant to attend. 


As with January, February is considered off-season so you might grab a bargain. 

Key dates such as Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year could be tied into your celebrations.

Most schools will hold their half-term holiday during the month, ideal if you have little guests coming. 

Whilst it is cold at home, February is the perfect month to jet off to exotic destinations such as the Caribbean or the Maldives. 

February is usually very cold and snow isn’t unusual. 


March marks the beginning of spring, the prettiest season and the beginning of new life. 

If you strike it very lucky you’ll have a bright and sunny day without the high temperatures of summer. 

A St. Patricks day celebration is always a good idea. 

Lent takes place during March so some of your guests may be abstaining from things. 

The weather can still be chilly. 


April is still early in the wedding season so it may be more affordable. 

Longer days will arrive meaning lighter evenings. 

April is a great month for flowers as many blooms will be now in season including tulips, freesias and anemones. 

Easter falls in April with a great long Bank Holiday. 

Availability may be lower in April for popular suppliers. 

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Whilst it’s still spring, the temperatures tend to rise in May and outdoor weddings are possible. 

May has two bank holidays, one at either end of the month – so lots of opportunity to turn your wedding day into a wedding weekend. 

The bank holidays may encourage guests to head away and declining your wedding invitation. 


The first month of summer is one of the most popular choices. To keep costs down consider a mid-week wedding day. 

European honeymoon destinations will still be quiet due to school term. 

Your chances of an outdoor wedding are pretty high in June.

June is a busy month for weddings and your choice of suppliers may be smaller unless you book early. 


The height of the summer, July is always a very popular choice. 

Outdoor weddings are in full swing as the temperatures are great. 

Prices are likely to be higher and availability will be tighter. 

As it is school holiday time, some guests may have other obligations. 


If you’re having a family friendly wedding August is a great month. 

Sunny outdoor weddings are go in this sunny and warm month. 

Saturday weddings in August are the most popular of all, therefore prices will reflect this. 

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A late summer wedding held in September is still a hugely popular choice for Irish couples. 

The weather should still be fairly warm and the evenings long with beautiful lighting. 

Towards the end of the month it does begin to get darker earlier, which may make you reconsider your wedding month. 


If you want a beautiful autumn wedding, October is the month for you. 

Temperatures are usually fairly mild as nature begins to shut down for winter but the turning of leaves are a sight to behold and make for incredible photo backdrops. 

Many couples love a Halloween themed wedding day. 

The hours of daylight decreases which should be considered along with your on the day timings. 


A quieter month than October, prices may begin to fall. Many suppliers such as hotels will have low season packages available. 

Although it’s still technically autumn, November can have a lot of rain and cooler temperatures. 


December is the party season, the perfect time to say I Do! 

New Years is always popular for many couples – just make sure you book in plenty of time. 

A Christmas themed wedding can be magical and the perfect time to gather friends and family around. 

You could get snow! 

Finding a date that will suit everyone during the busy period can be difficult. 

Save the Dates sent a year before are a great idea for Christmas weddings. 


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