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Summer Brides- June or July marriage and why?

Jakia, on May 3, 2020 at 10:22 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 13
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For all summer brides, which month would you choose to get married June or July and why? Which of these 2 months would you envision with celebrating as your wedding anniversary month in the future?

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Latest activity by Rebecca, on May 3, 2020 at 11:21 PM
  • Nicole
    Super August 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Depends where you live I guess? Here in IL it gets super hot in July. There’s also a lot of events in July such as Independence Day. I would shoot for a June wedding if it were up to me. But really the months are right next to each other so it’s really personal preference
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  • J
    Dedicated August 2021
    Jillian ·
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    I'd always wanted a July wedding. It's always been my favorite month. When I was a kid, July was the heart of summer vacation, when I would go to theatre camp in the day and look at fireflies at night. As an adult, I love the hot, sunny weather and well, still the fireflies. My fiancé and I met and started dating in July so it was our perfect choice for a wedding month.

    Unfortunately, due to COVID, we've postponed to August 2021 (our venue didn't have any other dates). I'm still having a hard time letting go of the idea of a July wedding. We may still do something small this July so it can be our anniversary month.

    From a logistical, practical standpoint, June is really kind of the same as July (as is early August). For me, it was emotional reasons. Overall, as a lover of 80+ degree weather, it was a summer wedding or bust for me.

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  • Belle
    VIP August 2022
    Belle ·
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    I started to have feelings towards DH in July 1996, and we slowly progressed from there.


    I love summer. I can imagine living without any other season, just not summer.
    We eloped on Thanksgiving 1997. Now we are renewing our vow, and having the wedding I always dreamed of.
    Having 2 kids in college and 1 in elementary, it’s way more practical to do our wedding in July, where all of them would be on school break 😉
    🥂
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  • Brittany
    Dedicated March 2021
    Brittany ·
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    I would aim for a June wedding depending on where you live. I live in glory and since those are both peak Hurricane season most venues didn’t offer dates in June or July. We originally wanted a June wedding though 😊
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  • Brittany
    Dedicated March 2021
    Brittany ·
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    I live in Florida*** what a weird autocorrect lol
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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    We chose June because the weather is better where we are. In New Jersey it gets pretty hot in July. We did early June which is right on the cusp of spring and summer weather, so it usually ends up being upper 60s/low 70s which is perfect imo. (Our wedding day was exactly 70 I think, partly cloudy so it was warm and sunny and beautiful but not too oppressively hot or bright)
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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    We did July because that's what our venue had available. We were looking at summer because I'm in grad school and also teach undergrads, so summer is really what made sense for my schedule. For whatever reason (possibly heat), July was considered off-season, so it was cheaper than June, so we went with it.
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  • J
    Dedicated July 2020
    Jakia ·
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    Thanks ladies....I’ve always to be a June bride. The weather is perfect in June. July is cool too but can be so freaking hot LOL. Last year when we booked the venue they only had July available so we went with that. But due to COVID-19 we are rescheduling the wedding for a later date. FH and I are going to the courthouse and get married. With this option now we can choose any date we want. Now by going to the courthouse I may be able to get my wish of having a marriage date in June and we can celebrate and have the big wedding later. We’ve been together 7.5 years total and engaged for 2 yrs. We didn’t want to keep pushing our date off. I feel better at least we have a plan.
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    Devoted July 2021
    Emily ·
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    We chose July because that’s what our venue had available- initially I was more into the idea of a fall wedding. Now though we are totally hooked on the July idea. We’re getting married July 4th weekend next year (was suppose to be this year) and that holiday means a lot to us so it worked out perfectly. It will he hot but I’ve always loved the summer so I’m okay with it.
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  • J
    Dedicated July 2020
    Jakia ·
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    Lol Brittany autocorrect gets me every time too
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I chose June but I wanted earlier aha like April when our official dating anniversary is to align with it but he chose June cause it was better for his schedule
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    We had our local reception in June. Looking back, July would have been better because it was at a winery and the later in summer, the fuller the grape vines. I think we really liked the idea of June (three months after our DW) and thought it may have been cooler than July, but honestly, we changed from a brunch to evening reception so it really wouldn't have mattered weather wise.

    June would always be fun to celebrate as an anniversary because it's a kick-off to summer fun. But a 4th of July wedding anniversary would also be awesome--even if you stay local it's like the world is throwing a party just for you. Smiley laugh

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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    I had originally wanted July, because that's when our dating anniversary was... however, DH's parents are (usually) in Italy then (FIL has work there all the time)... so we decided on August, instead. Which honestly worried me, because that's when DH's birthday is! But he was fine with it.

    We got married in NYC, so we made sure to have a venue that could be kept cool, though the end of August isn't always so bad.

    I love summer weddings, because I find formal wear in the cold weather to be decidedly uncomfortable. (Maybe if I wore suits, I wouldn't mind it so much.) Also, I love the greenery in pictures.

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