As event planners, we party all year round, but the summer months are naturally a slower time in almost all occupations. We began to wonder, however, what the legendary appeal of the month of June is to a bride. We did a little research and came up with some pretty cool historic info.
This tradition dates back to Roman times when they celebrated the festival of the deity Juno and his wife Jupiter, who was the goddess of marriage and childbirth, on the first day of June. In Victorian times, the tradition is thought to have continued because there were flowers available for wedding décor, and the scent of flowers helped to mask the stink….er scent…of body odor.
In today’s modern world, flowers are available all year round and I think we can all agree that the advent of deodorant was a plus, so why the June appeal?
For one, most people have an easier time taking an extended leave from work, thus allowing for all of the wedding festivities and of course the honeymoon.
Guests (especially those with children) are more flexible with their schedules since the kids are out of school and their jobs are being a bit more lenient with working hours as well.
For those interested in destinations weddings, (believe it or not) most tropical and mountainous locations consider summer their off-season, allowing couples to spend less on their venue of choice.
Despite all of the benefits of opting for a June wedding, it is June, which means that, in most locations, it’s gonna be HOT. Consider the following tips when choosing this most popular wedding month:
- Consider more casual attire. If you’re getting married on the beach in San Juan, allow your guests to wear less formal attire. That guy wearing the Tommy Bahama shirt instead of a 3-piece suit will thank you.
- Choose a date that works for the most important people in your life. Of course, not everyone you invite to your wedding, regardless of the date, will be able to attend, but if your maid of honor is vacationing with her family in Panama Beach, you might want to re-think things.
- Keep your (and everyone else’s) cool. Most brides dream of a gorgeous ceremony on the beach at sunset, but after your “I do’s”, bring your guests inside for the reception. Again, June is hot, ya’ll.
We hope you’ve found these tips helpful! Happy June wedding planning!