A Year of Weddings: A Month-by-Month Guide

When it comes to planning a wedding, the first thing on the never-ending to do list is to set the date—or least, narrow down your options. Many couples opt for a summer wedding thanks to long, sunny days and warm temperatures, but there are advantages to tying the knot in the off-season as well. Spring, autumn, and winter weddings can be as stylish as summer events, with numerous decor options and unconventional color palettes to choose from. Plus, venues and other contractors may be cheaper in the off-season, and your guests won’t be suffering from the annual onset of wedding fatigue that invariably emerges towards the end of the season.

Regardless of what season you choose, you’re sure to find a color scheme and event theme that suits your tastes and preferences. To help inspire you, we’ve put together a month-by-month guide to wedding colors, decor, and stationery design. So without further ado, let’s jump in.

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The perfect time for the magic of a winter wedding without the heavy holiday focus, affording your theme more flexibility.

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A surprisingly slow month for weddings, February is perfect for those who love love. Whether you want to stick to the winter theme or embrace a Valentine’s Day aesthetic, there are plenty of options.

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Shed the snowy shades and cozy themes of winter and embrace the thaw with spring-inspired color palettes and motifs.

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Blossoms are popping and it’s the beginning of warm, sunny days. It’s time to start embracing the soft but colorful shades of spring.

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With spring fully underway and summer right around the corner, you’ll want to incorporate bold and bright tones.

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Warm weather means sandy beaches, sea shores, and tropical touches for your wedding theme.

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Everything is beautiful and in full bloom and it is really starting to heat up weather-wise. Incorporate some cool ocean shades into your color palette.

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A blank canvas thematically, August is the warm summer wedding you can incorporate some fall harvest elements into. Add in rich, darker tones to celebrate the end of the summer season.

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Fall is in the air. The weather’s still warm but with a bit of a bite and you can start to fully embrace autumnal themes and harvest style.

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Autumn is in full swing, bringing with it leaf-inspired color palettes. Double down on harvest themes and don’t be afraid to add a little magic with a Halloween motif.

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Keep things cozy as we move into the start of winter, incorporate seasonal greenery and add some color to what can sometimes be a gray month with deep, dramatic hues.

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Get in the spirit of the season with a holiday theme or avoid it entirely with a more subtle wintry approach.

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