There is something so romantic about a September wedding. The chill of fall can be felt in the early morning while the afternoons still have the reminisce of summer. While there are many perks to being a September bride, there are also some factors that one should consider when formalizing their wedding plans. Here are five things every September bride should know.
#1. The Weather May (Or May Not) Be on Your Side
In NEPA, you can expect most of September to be hit or miss when it comes to the weather. While temperatures can range to the highs of low-70s and lows of the low-50s, rain can also occur.
According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, in Dallas, PA, you can expect that there will be at least 7 days of rain throughout the month. While that doesn’t mean it’ll happen on your “I Do” day, it is a possibility that you should be mindful of.
#2. Though September is Not Peak Wedding Season, It Still is Costly
The prime spring and summer months of May-July tend to be the most common for wedding season, meaning many vendors hike up their prices. However, while September is not necessarily the most popular wedding month, it has grown in popularity over the course of the past few years.
Many people find that the cool evenings and warm afternoons help create a lovely outdoor wedding atmosphere while also allowing couples to play with color and decor from both the end of summer and start of the fall season.
However, because of this in-between time of year, it can become pricey to find the things you want–so plan accordingly!
#3. Be Mindful of Holiday Weekends
While we often think of major holidays like New Years and Christmas, even Thanksgiving, as being poor times to have a wedding, there are a few holidays in September that as a bride-to-be, you may need to be mindful of too.
In September, there are the following holidays that can put a wrench in your nuptial plans:
- Labor Day
- Rosh Hashanah
- Yom Kippur
Depending on how your family celebrates, you may be missing out on guests if they cannot attend due to prior commitments. While these holidays may occur during the week, it can sometimes delay the rest of the wedding week–so be mindful!
#4. Sunset Times
With summer making her final days known, you’ll begin to notice the sun setting sooner than you may have noticed in say… July. Depending on where and when you decide to get married, and if you wish to have photos taken during the sunset, you may need to consider when during the month you wish to get married. As the weeks progress, there will be less sunshine.
#5. Layers (or Fans!)
The theme of this post has certainly been the fragility of September weather in NEPA. So planning with your fashion should naturally be a topic! Unfortunately, you often won’t know if it’s going to be a crisp, cool day or a hot, sweltering night until the week of. So plan ahead!
Ask your venue if they have heaters for outdoor gatherings and plan to have an extra shaw, jackets, etc. to put over your attire. If the weather is warm, you may want to ask about fans and any other methods that may keep the temperatures down.
Celebrate Your September Wedding at the Beaumont Inn
Whether you are already a Beaumont Bride for this year, or are planning your nuptials for 2022, the Beaumont Inn is here for you! Our team will help you prepare for your dream day while keeping in mind the delicacies of September weather. Ready to tour our facilities? Call us today!