Everyone knows June is the traditional month for weddings. Brides’ magazines write how-to articles and show photos of the latest gowns, the expert writers give advice on how to plan everything about getting married. Cruise ships and resorts offer lavish packages for honeymoon couples.
So, why would any soon-to-be married couple choose to stray from this tried-and-true practice to plan a wedding in the fall? If they were to think about it logically, there are a great many favorable reasons to wait to tie the knot until autumn leaves start to turn color.
1. The best reason is just because June is the traditional month and most expensive for weddings. If you marry during that month, you’ll find you’re expenses will be among the highest of the year. Restaurants, reception halls, airlines, resorts and other costs the bride and groom will incur will cost more than they would in any other month.
2. Airline ticket prices are high in June for many reasons, including honeymoon flights. It’s also vacation and end-of-semester time. This not only gets airlines to jack up prices, but hectic traveling conditions in June make for crowded airport facilities, parking problems and jam-packed aircraft.
3. When the happy couple gets to the honeymoon hotel in June, seeking quiet time together, they could find long waits at check-in, crowded restaurants and the hallways filled with running, yelling, just-out-of-classroom kids. Some of the kids will be gangs of college students on their own day and night celebrations.
4. A similar situation could happen if the couple signs up for a romantic cruise. In June, the ships will also be inundated with running kids underfoot, as well as those overly happy college students.
5. Those who marry in autumn will find the weather at their honeymoon destination cooler weather and great for things to do for that time of year, especially to enjoy the autumn colors and brisk air. Hikes, bike rides, jogs, sailing and other activities are much more pleasant than baking in the hot sun.
6. Anyone who has visited Las Vegas knows Sin City specializes in weddings and honeymoons. That can be good or bad for any couple who goes there. The good is that Vegas is economical, and offers all the glitz and glamor that can make the first days of a marriage memorable for years.
The bad is that, unfortunately, some inconsiderate relatives use June and summer honeymoons as an opportunity go along with the happy couple to Vegas for their own pleasures.
The good is that after a fall wedding, you’re more likely to go on your honeymoon by yourselves. Fortunately for newlyweds, after summer’s over, those pesky relatives will likely be working or back in school. That means fewer would insist on accompanying the newlyweds to Las Vegas or any other vacation destinations