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When is the best time to get married?

When is the best time to get married? Do you really have to get married on a Saturday? At 2pm? In the summer?

There are many benefits of a Humanist Society Scotland ceremony but being able to get married at any time of the day, on any day of the week and at any time of the year certainly gives you more flexibility.

Break with tradition

If you’re less rigid with your requirements, you’ll find more options will open up for you. Your preferred venue, celebrant and other suppliers will more likely have availability. It might even save you money.

Midweek weddings

It’s true that you and your guests may need to take time off work. However, costs can be significantly less than they would otherwise be at a weekend. Give people plenty of notice of the need to take time off work, and they’ll make every effort to be there. If your guests don’t live local to your venue, it can also be easier for them to find accommodation midweek compared to weekends.

Sunrise or sunset ceremony

How romantic could that be? Okay, so you’ll need to get up in the middle of the night to get ready for a sunrise ceremony, but just go to bed earlier the day before. With a sunset ceremony, you could even skip the traditional ‘wedding breakfast’ and go straight into your evening reception.

Winter wonderland

Choosing to have your wedding outside the traditional wedding season of May to September can also cost less and you are less likely to clash with your guests’ holiday plans. It can give you and your guests something to look forward to during what can be quieter, darker and colder months too. There will be no wasps or pesky midges to contend with either, which has to be a bonus. And of course, getting married in the summer months in Scotland is no guarantee of great weather!

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