Winter Wedding Season
(December, January and February)
Powdery-white backdrops and festive décor; winter weddings have that hint of magic everyone is looking for!
- Bonus Décor: Make sure you reach out to your venue as most decorate for the holidays, and keep that in mind when planning your wedding photos.
- More Availability: If you are planning to keep the guest list light and don’t mind working around the many holidays falling between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day, this may be the right season for you and your wallet.
- Inclement Weather: The snow is great for pictures but not so great for travel plans. If you go for a winter wedding, be sure to include wedding insurance, extra travel time, coat check, and a second pair of shoes for outdoor photos.
- Less Daylight: Daylight Savings ends on November 1st, so adjust your schedule to compensate for it getting darker earlier and make sure you have a detailed photo schedule with indoor photo options.
Spring Wedding Season
(March, April and May)
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and spring wedding flowers — just like your love — are in full bloom!
- Ceremony + Reception Variety: Bring the outdoors in and the indoors out, the only limit is your imagination. Play with the spaces your venue has to offer and take advantage of outdoor activities to entertain you and your guests.
- Picture Perfect Lighting: Springtime is bright and airy with just the right amount of cloud cover to give you magazine-worthy photos.
- Unpredictable Weather: Having an indoor back-up plan is important. Spring weather, like life, is like a box of chocolates in Pennsylvania. Your big day could easily see sunshine, rain, or a Nor’easter.
- High Demand: Spring is gorgeous, and everyone wants to get out after a long winter. That means you are competing not only with other weddings for flight and hotel accommodations, but spring breakers as well.
Summer Wedding Season
(June, July and August)
If opportunity is your middle name, then summer weddings are your game!
- More Time: With daylight lasting until 8 pm, you can beat the heat by scheduling a late afternoon or early evening wedding. Just be mindful of low evening temperatures to keep your guests comfortable.
- Head Outdoors: Make the most of outdoor spaces by incorporating lawn games, fun ways to stay hydrated, and light fare for an unforgettable bash.
- Few Free Weekends: Between vacations and other weddings, guests might not have as much free time to attend your wedding.
- Excessive Heat + Hurricanes: Things could get sticky, if any part of your wedding is going to be outdoors, make sure your guests are covered. It’s also a good idea to keep a rain date or indoor backup plan handy to offset any Hurricane season snafus.
Fall Wedding Season
(September, October and November)
Say hello to fall weddings where your last name isn’t the only thing that’s changing!
- Temperate Weather: With temperatures ranging from warm to crisp, fall in Pennsylvania may be the goldilocks of wedding seasons. Just be mindful of the end of Daylight Savings for scheduling photos on your wedding timeline.
- Gorgeous Foliage: Natural vibrant yet moody colors and relaxing vibes, fall is made for envy-worthy photo opportunities.
- Back-up Indoor Options: The weather can be unpredictable, with usually mild weather giving way to hot or cold weather with little warning.
- Most Popular: Since 2018, the once sparse fall wedding season has been surging past summer in popularity. If this is your ideal season, be flexible with your guest count and the date to secure your venue.
We hope our pros and cons wedding season guide helps you decide the best month to get married. If you are planning your wedding and looking for some expert advice or have narrowed down your ideal month and want to check on available dates, please contact our sales department. We would love to hear from you!