Why May is a Great Month to Get Hitched

May is upon us and it is a rather brilliant month. It is the epitome of spring. The end of April showers. The month of the Bank Holidays, times two. The sun is getting his hat on and he’s getting ready to play.

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Wild Flowers for a May Wedding

While August, September, July and June (in that order) trump a May for popularity as the matrimonial month of choice, A May wedding is certainly not one to be overlooked, for it has a lot to offer the wide-eyed bride- and groom-to-be.

Here are just a handful of reasons why May might be the month for you and your fiancé to tie the knot… May Wedding 2020 here you come!

Avoid Summer Wedding Season

Summer is definitely the most popular season in which to wed, undoubtedly for its preferable weather and holiday vibe. Outdoor ceremonies and al fresco photoshoots both rely on good, or at least not bad, weather, for which summer is your best bet. But this is England, remember, and when was summer ever reliable all season long?

Due to its popularity hosting a summer wedding can become very expensive very quickly. Suppliers and venues are in highest demand, so prices are often at their upper end. May, on the other hand, comes just before this peak period, and could offer you summer-like surrounds for a more affordable price tag.

May weddings can also be better attended by guests than their summer counterparts, due to fewer holidays and less other social engagements being taken before the hot season really kicks off.

Spring is Symbolic

May Wedding fit for a Prince

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – May Wedding

In nature the month of spring is all about renewal, re-birth and a sense of new beginnings. Which fits rather swimmingly with the process of marriage. A new chapter; a new family unit; often a new title and surname. Marriage is about love, life and unity, and spring reflects this beautifully.

Spring’s temperate climate is also a plus on many wedding planners’ lists. For the wedding dress alone the temperature is a key consideration for any bride-to-be.

Getting wed in the depths of winter calls for a dress which will protect you, to an extent, from the elements; a ceremony in the heights of summer calls for a frock a little lighter and a little more breathable.

In May, however, one can be more flexible in one’s dress choice, and be guided perhaps more by taste than by logistical necessity.

Celebrity Endorsed May Weddings

And if you’re still on the fence as to whether May may be an option for your wedding, take inspiration from some famous faces who all got married in this magical month:

– Back in May 1967 the King of Rock ’n’ Roll Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.

– Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tied the knot back in May 2014 in Florence, Italy.

– Britain’s ‘best-known bachelor’ Hugh Grant finally got hitched, to TV producer Anna Eberstein, in May 2018 at Chelsea registry office.

– And how could we forget… Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, no less, married in May last year to little fuss at Windsor Castle.