This article on seasons and weddings helps you to answer the question of what season (spring, summer, autumn/fall and winter) or time of the year to get married in other to have a perfect weather, beautiful decorations, reduce wedding cost and decide on befitting wedding colors.
I decided to write about the four calendar seasons, natural events associated with each season and the wedding colors that is fitting for each season because I always get questions like "what month do this color fit in?"
This page will help you understand the four calendar seasons better including Nigeria climate seasons and taking advantage of that knowledge decide on the best season/month of the year to get married and which colors to consider for your wedding based on the season/month you decide on.
This article is in two parts. This part is about the four calendar seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) and their appropriate wedding colors. For Nigerian calendar seasons and how it affect our weddings, see the part 2 of this article, best time of the Year to have a Wedding in Nigeria.
A season is a division of the year, marked by changes in weather, ecology, and hours of daylight.- Wikipedia
During May, June, and July, the northern hemisphere is exposed to more direct sunlight because the hemisphere faces the sun. The same is true of the southern hemisphere in November, December, and January. It is the tilt of the Earth that causes the Sun to be higher in the sky during the summer months which increases the solar flux. However, due to seasonal lag, June, July, and August are the hottest months in the northern hemisphere and December, January, and February are the hottest months in the southern hemisphere.
Hot regions have two or three seasons; the rainy (or wet, or monsoon) season and the dry season, and, in some tropical areas, a cool or mild season.
Some countries have four seasons in a year; Spring, Summer, Autumn (also known as Fall), and Winter. And these four seasons are popularly known because it applies to major countries.
But in Nigeria, a country that can be categorized as a hot region has two seasons, the rainy season and dry season.
For the countries with four calendar seasons, summer is the warmest or hottest three months of the year and winter is the three coldest months of the year. While spring and autumn are the intervening gaps.
Knowing what to expect with each calendar season helps you to plan ahead to make your big day perfect for you. You'll learn the benefits and or disadvantage(s) of having a wedding in each season as it relates to climate, cost, and decorations.
Spring months are March, April and May.
Summer months are June, July and August.
Autumn months are September, October and November.
Winter months are December, January, February.
Although differences exist from country to country. For example in normally snowless areas "spring" may begin as early as February (Northern Hemisphere).
During the spring season the hemisphere begins to warm significantly causing new plant growth to "spring forth," giving the season its name.
Many flowering plants bloom this time of year, in a long succession sometimes beginning when snow is still on the ground.
The weather during this period becomes much sunnier.
So you choose what's most important to you.
Some spring wedding colors are:Pastel Purple, Pink, and Blue.
Summer is traditionally associated with hot dry weather, but as I've said, this isn't the case in all regions.
People take advantage of the warmer temperatures by spending more time outdoors during the summer. Summer everyone is outside.
And this is why weddings are very common in this season. And many choose to have outdoor weddings.
Some summer wedding colors:
Summer calls for outdoor weddings, which calls for bold colors that may be a little much for chapels or other indoor locations.Pink and green
Actually pretty much any color looks fantastic at a summer wedding (except maybe puce).
Autumn, known as Fall in the US and Canada.
Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter.
In September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere) when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier. One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees as they pave way for further growth.
Autumn in poetry has often been associated with melancholy. The possibilities of summer are gone, and the chill of winter is on the horizon.
Autumn is associated with the Halloween season.
People are not usually on break this period so getting days off to attend your wedding might be a problem.
Some autumn wedding colors:
Orange is such a dominate color in the fall season with pumpkins, fall leaves, and halloween treats.Deep Purple, Red, and Green
Besides being warm and cozy there is also a richness to autumn wedding colors.
In many regions, winter is associated with snow and freezing temperatures. That's why you hear of themes like winter wonderland theme, where it's all cozy and Icy wintery theme.
Some winter wedding colors:
Of course don't limit yourself to these wedding colors combinations. You can use them as inspiration to choice your own colors combination.
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