Rain rain go away: Let’s face it this winter has been incredibly rainy! At Woodland Weddings we take this as absolute clarification that in turn there must be a glorious, dry summer to follow ;-)! We have a lot of customers asking which are the best dates to get married in the UK weather wise?
In short there is no easy answer. However, we have come up with some statistics regarding rainfall and those all important ‘sunshine hours’, which are all the more desirable at our wooded site where it gets dark earlier! Every bride dreams of the dappled light and sun beams shown in our pictures below.
Can it ever be too sunny? ”Photography is a huge part of weddings these days, so whilst we are looking at the sunniest months here, take note:
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Yes, itâ€™s true, however typically the bride will be robed in a stunning shiny white dress and the groom clad in a darker suit meaning bright highlights (the bride) against dark shadows (the groom); bright direct sunshine only exaggerates this! Furthermore, different months can result in different moods in photography â€“ June, July and early August provide a hazy summer look with May and September more likely to give crisper, fresher scenes.
Glorious Summer wedding: Whilst July and August are the classic summer months, give some consideration to May and (especially early) September. Check out this article from which these excerpts are taken:
You might also want to consider the daylight hours – You will get 15:32 hours of daylight on your wedding day on August 1st versus 13:37 hours of daylight on the 1st of September when it gets dark at only 18:55 in the evening. On the summer solstice June (21st) it wont be dark until after 20:30 in the evening. On the latter months it may be better to begin your festivities earlier.
Don’t despar, it’s never ‘a wash out’ at our woodland site. With Tipis, stretch tents and covered bar areas there are 6 of more spaces where your guests can keep dry. You will never be more than 10 metres from one area of cover to the next! But so that we can get on with some very important groundwork, ”Rain rain go away!”