Melbourne is definitely a lucky place when it comes to the wedding. No matter which month you choose your wedding located, there is always gorgeous and unique ways you can embrace. But of all the beautiful seasons in Melbourne, which one is the best one for your wedding?
Who am I to write this blog？ Well, I’m a wedding photographer who works almost exclusively in Melbourne and its surrounding suburbs. I am usually a part of the wedding day from the start to finish, in all seasons, under all weathers.
Now, let’s get to the point, the best month to get married in Melbourne, from a wedding photographer’s perspectives.
First, let’s be clear with the seasons in Melbourne:
– Spring: 1st September to 30th November
– Summer: 1st December to 28th February
– Autumn: 1st March to 31st May
– Winter: 1st June to 31st August
When you start your wedding planning, you could find some of the seasons in Melbourne are more costly than others.
Spring and Autumn are definitely the peak time for the venues and vendors in the wedding industry, therefore the overall budget of a wedding turn to be more expensive.
Winter is normally on the other side, the weddings are more economical and couples normally have more chance to book with their first priority vendors and venue on the first priority date.
As the holiday season is Summer in Melbourne, the guests for a summer wedding have been put to the right mindset for a celebration, but you may also sweat, retouch several times and have more breaks during the day cause the hot weather.
According to the survey on line, Spring Wedding is the most popular choice for brides and grooms in Melbourne. As high as 37% of couples choose to get married in Spring. It is a quite straightforward answer when you look at the benefits.
The weather is warmer but not that much. You don’t have to worry about sweat when you wear the wedding gown or a suit. It also has the widest possible range of blossoms for your florist and wedding planner to work out your bridal boutique and decorate the wedding ceremony and reception venue.
The downside is the popularity and budget. When you crave for a wedding in Spring, you probably need to plan a bit earlier to secure the venue and suppliers you love. The popular one may get snapped up quickly due to the high volume of booking at this period of the year. You might also allocate a bit extra to your wedding fund, the venues and suppliers may charge extra or require more deposit during this season.
The weather in Melbourne is mostly clear from December through to February. Almost 20% of the wedding last year held in these warm months.
You normally don’t have to worry about the rainy weather when you have an outdoor wedding in Summer. The daylight saving always gives you adequate time to arrange all the formalities, the chance to take the beautiful sunset wedding photos and the opportunity to organize a Same Day Edit Video during your reception.
The only shortage of summer is the heat. The temperature may come to 40 degrees on some Summer days in Melbourne. When you planning an outdoor wedding, especially an outdoor ceremony in the middle afternoon, it is always good to find a spot under the shade and prepare enough water for your guests. Retouch to get the sweat off and avoid the make-up melt are important as well.
Autumn is another peak season for weddings in Melbourne and 26% of the weddings being held from March to May last year. The weather is a comfort for the couple and all the vendors in an Autumn Wedding The colour changing trees in the venues or the parks will provide a perfect backdrop for your Wedding Photography.
The downside is as the same as the Spring, allocate extra planning time and wedding budget is always preferable for the weddings in Autumn.
During the month from June to August, 18% of the couple get married last year according to the survey. You could have lots of more choice when it comes to the venue and suppliers of the wedding as there are less couple competing in Winter. You might also take advantage of getting the discount from the venues, photographer, florist, celebrant and etc. The groom and his boys may wear the full suit and be really dashing. The bride and her girls also have the choice of wearing a long-sleeved dress, gorgeous jacket and boleros. And all these changes will definitely make your wedding unique and special.
The snag for a Winter Wedding is the wet weather. June to August is the traditional rainy season in Melbourne. When you planning an outdoor wedding formality, an indoor backup for the wet weather is a must.