So my FH and I are looking at venues and we would.love to get married in June and it's realistic but stretching out budget as well as my parents who are paying a significant amount. We also have to option to get married in March and save some money. However were in NYC and it can be pretty cold in March. I guess the question should be should I sacrifice the budget and continue in June or should I be smart and think long term as it's just one day and move forward with a March wedding. (Both would technically be a spring wedding)
I would stick with March. People still get married in the cold. Unless you're planning to have an outdoor wedding, the temperature doesn't matter all that much. The last thing I would do is start your marriage out in debt because you wanted a warmer wedding.
I wouldn't sacrifice your budget this early. Because there will be things that arise that will compromise your budget even further. I would say March, unless you'd consider a weekday or Friday/Sunday wedding in June? That can help cut costs on the venue (depending on your venue of course). I would shoot towards the end of March to allow it to warm up as much as possible and spend that extra money towards all the other aspects of having your dream wedding
I’m doing a mid-April wedding because of budget. I originally wanted an August wedding, but it was almost half the cost to get married in April. I can get more for the same amount of money, and for me that was important. We’re looking at a mountain venue at the moment, and I’ll likely have to recommend my guests bring a jacket or 2, and remind people it still snows sometimes in Colorado in April, but it was worth it to me to get the wedding I really want without breaking the bank.
In the end you have to figure out what your priorities are. Can you wear a bolero or cape of some kind to keep warm? Can you do a quick ceremony on the terrace and then move inside for the remainder of the event? Will any of your intended guests have any issues being outside for a while in March? I grew up in Vermont, so I get how chilly it can be still in March up that way, so those are some things to think about.
We were already planning on a Friday in June vs a Friday in March. Most of my family is thankfully in the area and already used to the cold weather. It is approx 20pp cheaper to forgo high season and I know i can end up getting more bang for my buck with the end of March.
I would say june just cut down on size of the wedding like guest list have a smaller more intimate wedding but in June and on a fri or sunday its cheaper those days and days of week vs a Saturday dont have it on a saturday its the most expensive day of the whole week to get married i live in NY and everywhere i checked said sat is more expensive bc most events happen then ...good luck hope that helps
We had to make the same decision. It was either a June wedding but we would go over budget or an April wedding that would leave room in our budget. We ended up going with the April date and I’m really happy that we did!
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Due to the size of our family we will most likely end up with March as it gives us the opportunity to save about 2k just on the venue not to mention other vendors since a Friday in March is low season
I also live in NY and orginally wanted a June or July wedding. However, after shopping around and seeing the difference in prices for the same exact services, we ended up compromising on April. So, it's up to you, but I would rather have the wedding of my dreams than sacrifice things to have it a few months later.