A survey by the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) concluded that June is the fifth most popular month for weddings.
My Mother was a June Bride; she wanted to get married as soon as possible after graduating from high school! My husband and I were married in September, after he graduated from college and spent a few months at his new job.
I think most weddings are planned around our life's circumstances, but probably not as much as our ancestor's were.
June traditionally was the month for weddings, says ABC, because in an older time, it was after planting and before harvest. In the last century, when it was common to get married shortly after graduation, it was. . . shortly after graduation. And, in an even earlier period, it was after the roads had dried out.
In these days of more convenient travel, air conditioning, heated buildings, and modern conveniences, increasing numbers of weddings are planned when churches and reception sites are available, and when the season fits the "theme" of the wedding.
In the ABC rankings February ranks next to last, but it is still the month of love and romance. More diamonds are sold from Thanksgiving through St. Valentine’s Day than the rest of the year.
Here are the ABC rankings:
No matter which month you choose for your wedding and no matter why you choose it, that month becomes part of your story and your family. Each year, as September approaches, Jeff and I begin thinking about our anniversary celebration. Do we want to go North and enjoy some fall color? Hawaii is supposed to be great in the late summer! Perhaps we will just take a day off to enjoy the beautiful time of year in West Michigan and visit one of our favorite restaurants.
Why did you choose your wedding month? I'd love to hear your story!
September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.