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Just Said Yes May 2023

Wedding early May in California

Melissa, on August 14, 2021 at 1:09 PM Posted in California Planning 0 7
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How is the weather like in May during a outdoor ceremony? The start time for our venue is 6pm but we fear with daylight savings it will get dark a little early and won't have time for photos afterwards.

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Latest activity by Melissa, on August 14, 2021 at 8:21 PM
  • Candace
    Devoted March 2022
    Candace ·
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    This website has been really helpful in planning the timeline of my wedding next spring.
    https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/

    You can put in the city and future date and it will show you the what the sun position will be and at what time. I have also heard that if you want golden hour photos, find out what time sunset will be and set your ceremony time 2 hours prior.
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  • Nicole
    Master September 2020
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    Weather will be hit or miss. This past year was nice, but my friend had an outdoor wedding early May in 2017 and it rained. It won’t be too dark, but it also won’t be summertime light. If you’re worried about pictures either do a first look beforehand or get all family/wedding party pictures done ahead of time so you can focus on your portraits.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Where are you located? Northern California weather is different from Southern. Southern is hot and dry depending on where you are. Check weather.com or almanac.com for temperatures and https://sunrise-sunset.org for times of sunset lengths.
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  • JM Sunshine
    JM Sunshine ·
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    I am a native of the Bay Area and May is the most unpredictable month of alll-- we tend to call it the bipolar weather month (true to Gemini nature)!
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  • M
    Just Said Yes May 2023
    Melissa ·
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    Located in Northern CA, in the East Bay. Some people say May is unpredictable :/
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    Just Said Yes May 2023
    Melissa ·
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    Thank you! Yea, I've heard mixed thoughts about May
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    Melissa ·
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    Thank you! I always thought rain would have ended by May and all the flowers would be out, but it's unpredictable
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