If you are trying to figure out the best month to get married, this article is for you.
If you are looking for the nicest time of year to have a wedding, we have organized this information by region (including each state), so use the links below to find the area where you are getting married:
What Are The Best Months To Have A Wedding In The US
Weather and temperatures vary a lot depending on your state, but on average, October is the best month to get married, according to our readers.
May came in a close 2nd place, followed by June and September.
According to The Wedding Report, 51.9% of all 2022 weddings in the United States occurred in May, June, September, and October.
Best Months To Get Married In The Northeast
The best months to get married in the Northeast (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont) are:
- May (beautiful spring blossoms)
- October (gorgeous fall color)
The Northeastern US can get pretty humid during summer, so more couples prefer getting married in spring and fall.
During the hot and humid summer months, afternoon thunderstorms are very common.
I have photographed so many outdoor weddings that had to be moved indoors at the last minute because of unexpected thunderstorms.
If you plan a July or August wedding in the Northeast, I highly recommend having a rain backup plan. I remember one wedding season when over 50% of our weddings had to be moved indoors because of thunderstorms.
I live in PA, and my favorite months to photograph weddings (for the best weather) are late April, early May, late September, and early October.
In my opinion, May is the best month for an outdoor wedding. I love how springtime makes everything so vibrant.
Best Months to Get Married In The Southeast
The best months to get married in the Southeast (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) are:
Roy Serafin (A Florida wedding photographer) says that March, October, and November are the most excellent months to get married in FL if nice weather is your priority.
According to Frozen Time Photography (A Charleston, SC, wedding photographer), the best months to get married in South Carolina are late March, April, May, June, late September, and October.
The summer months (late June, July, August, and September) are typically sweltering and humid in the Southeast, making them less than ideal if nice weather is a concern for your outdoor wedding.
Best Months To Get Married In The Southwest
The best months to get married in the Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are:
According to PMA Photography (a wedding photography duo based in Phoenix, AZ), if you’re looking for great weather, the nicest months to have a wedding are April and October.
Monsoon season peaks in July and August, so you can expect a lot of thunderstorms during these months.
I spoke with a friend who lives in Texas, and she told me that the best months for a wedding would be late October, November, March, April, late May, and early June.
Best Months To Get Married In The Midwest
The best months to get married in the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) are:
According to Laura Alpizar (A wedding photographer based in Minneapolis, MN), the nicest months to get married in Minnesota are June and September, followed by May and October.
One of the couples I worked with last year is from Nebraska, and they told me that May, June, and September are the nicest months to get married outdoors in Nebraska.
Best Months to Get Married In The West
The best months to get married in the West (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming) are:
As with much of the rest of the United States, late spring and early fall are ideal times of the year to have a wedding.
Best Months to Get Married In The Pacific Northwest
The best months to get married in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington) are:
According to M. Laine Photography, the best months to get married in Washington (if you are looking for beautiful sunny days) are July, August, and September.
Best Months to Get Married in California
I grew up and went to school in the Bay Area and worked at many weddings throughout Northern CA.
I also lived in Southern CA for six years and worked at many weddings there.
In my opinion, the best months to get married in Northern California are:
April, May, June, July, September, and October.
In my opinion, the best months to get married in Southern California are:
March, April, May, June, September, October, and November.
Late spring/early summer and fall are my favorite times of the year in Southern CA.
Best Months To Get Married In Hawaii
The best months to get married in Hawaii are March, April, and May.
According to Angela Nelson (A wedding photographer in Hawaii), those are the best months with the nicest weather.
Her least favorite months for weddings are September and October because that is when Hawaii is the most humid.
Best Months To Get Married In Alaska
The best months to get married in Alaska are:
May, June, July, August, and September (these are the months with a normal amount of daylight and the nicest temperatures)
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