Setting the date for your wedding is one of the first steps to the planning process. While availability of your preferred wedding reception venues and key suppliers will ultimately decide the date for you, having an idea of the season you would most like to be married in is a good place to start. If you’re still feeling undecided, check out our list of pros and cons of each Australian Wedding Season.
Spring (September – November)
- Mild weather with average highs around 18°C. The weather is cool but us usually very pleasant and sunny.
- Lots of fruits and vegetables are in season, which is ideal for a fresh menu.
- Most flower varieties are blooming in spring. Peonies, roses, tulips, calla lilies and the list go’s on.
- It’s peak wedding season. This means prices will be at their highest.
- It also means some of your favourite suppliers will likely be booked out, so you will need to plan very far in advance.
Summer (December – February)
- Extended daylight hours means makes for extended celebrations and plenty of flexibility.
- Warm summer nights makes outdoor receptions an attractive option.
- Plenty of floral options for your bouquet and decorations.
- Summer in Sydney can be graced with temperatures above 40°C. Black tie dress can be particularly uncomfortable in this sort of weather.
- Super sunny days are not ideal for photos. Lighting for photo is best on cloudy days.
Autumn (March – May)
- Autumn weather is fairly reliable. Long, mild evenings are highly frequent.
- The perfect seasons for outdoor weddings, not too hot or too cold.
- The risk of rain is highest in March! Make sure you plan for a wet weather option.
- Like spring, Autumn is highly popular for weddings, making it hard to book all your preferred suppliers for the same date.
Winter (June – August)
- Chilly weather creates a cosy and intimate atmosphere for weddings.
- Surprisingly, July has the lowest average rainfall for the year!
- Sydney winter times perfectly with European summer. How about a honeymoon in Greece or Italy?
- There are less floral options, however Australian varieties are still in bloom.
- Chilly weather means you’ll likely need a jacket or a shawl.