In pre-COVID days, Florida was a hot spot for destination weddings. Couples from all over the world come to Central Florida to be married. Now that the vaccine for COVID is being distributed, people will soon be returning to our amazing state for their marriage ceremony
What’s the best time of the year to get married in Florida? Our weather can be uncertain some months. While Florida is the Sunshine State, couples planning Florida nuptials should consider how the weather might impact their day.
The best months of the year to get married in Florida are the winter months. December promises great temperatures. A lot of people come to Florida for the holidays so it’s a busy month in the wedding industry here. Vendors you hope to secure may already be booked. Hotels and airfare will be more expensive than at other times of the year. Some venues have higher rates in premium months.
January and February are also great months to be married in Florida. Just keep in mind that the temperatures, especially in Central and North Florida can get downright cold (relatively speaking of course). The chilly temperatures come into play if you are planning a beach wedding during these months. The wind off the ocean and the cooler temperatures can make beach weddings a bit uncomfortable, especially if the ceremony takes place in the later afternoon.
March and April are my favorite months in Florida. The weather is amazing with comfortable temperatures and little rain. Like December, they are busy months in the wedding industry here so once again you have to think about costs and availability of the best vendors.
What can we say about May? The weather is still pretty terrific but unless you are a Floridian you may not be aware of what happens every May in Florida, especially along the coast. LOVE BUGS!!!. Now, love is what a wedding is all about, but LOVE BUGS are anything but lovely. They are nasty bugs that dominate the state almost every May and stick to everything, particularly things that are white. Yes, I’ve seen swarms of LOVE BUGS attach themselves to beautiful wedding dresses, white linens and chairs, and white and lighter-colored buildings. If you choose to get married in Florida in May, have indoor backup plans in the event that your year is a particularly festive one for our little friends.
June is a great month to get married in a lot of locations but not so much here in Florida. It’s the beginning of the rainy season and one of our wetter months. July and August is all about the heat and humidity. Trust me, it can be ridiculously hot and humid in Florida during the summer months. It also rains most afternoons so keep this in mind if you choose to plan a summer wedding here.
September is similar to June in that there’s a lot of rain. That combined with the still warm temperatures and high humidity, September days can be sultry and steamy in the Sunshine State.
October and November are good months to be married in Florida as long as a hurricane doesn’t interrupt your plans. August through October are the most active months for hurricanes but the entire hurricane season in Florida runs from June 1 through November 30th.
With flexible plans and easy-going attitudes, amazing weddings happen every day in Florida. Understanding the climate here will help you plan a perfect and touching day.
Pastor Mike has been officiating dream weddings for 20 plus year both in Central Florida and on Long Island NY.