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The Gleddoch Guide to Seasonal Weddings

Millions of couples around the world get married every year, but it is easy to underestimate just how much planning and preparation go into a wedding. From the catering to the guest list, there are plenty of things which need to be taken into consideration. In addition, the venue should definitely not be overlooked. There are some beautiful wedding venues in Glasgow and other cities, and the venue needs to take priority as other factors like the guest list will depend on the size of the venue. But before anything else, you need to decide on a date.

While picking a date may sound like an easy decision, it can actually end up being more complicated than you might think. With each season bringing a unique set of benefits, it isn’t hard to see why! If you can’t decide, we have put together a quick guide which may help.


Summer is the perfect season for a wedding. With the ability to choose an outdoor wedding or just go for a summery colour scheme with bright summer flowers, the possibilities are endless when you choose a wedding in the warmer months of the year.

However, there are some potential downfalls to a summer wedding. The great British weather can be unpredictable, with the potential to ruin an outdoor wedding with a poorly-timed downpour. On the flipside, you might end up inadvertently picking a date which then turns out to be the hottest day of the year!

Luckily, there are ways to make it work for you. Consider choosing a venue that has the option to move the wedding inside should the weather take a turn for the worse. You should also plan ahead, preparing fans and cold drinks to keep everyone feeling cool and collected throughout the day.


Next is autumn, a season which can be a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to the weather. At the tail-end of summer, some days can be hot while others can be much colder. However, it is the colours that really steal the show when it comes to autumnal weddings.

Many people see autumn as a wonderful time to get married. The leaves are falling and nature is gradually changing colour, cycling through an awe-inspiring display of reds, golds and oranges. If you are tying the knot in autumn, try to allow for some outdoor photography as these colours can make for fantastic pictures to treasure.


Although winter is often cold and wet, there’s no reason why this can’t be a great time to get married. This season opens up a completely different door of colours and flowers; a change in seasons which often leaves the surroundings with a beautiful coating of frost – perfect for the wedding photos!

However, as we are all aware, winter can be cruel and unforgiving. While frost and snow look beautiful, wintery weather has the potential to cause issues for your guests and vendors.


Similar to autumn, spring can be another mixed bag when it comes to the weather. While there is still the possibility of weather issues, this season is ideal because it’s neither too hot or too cold, creating the perfect temperature for comfort.

There are also plenty of exciting options to try out if you opt for a spring wedding. Take the opportunity to let the natural light in and decorate your venue with gorgeous flowers and seasonal colours – your guests are sure to be wowed!

Now that you know the benefits and drawbacks of each season, all that’s left to do is to pick the season that best suits you. Once you have settled on a date, you can then start planning in earnest and begin looking for the perfect venue for your big day.

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