Get wedding weather forecasts! Only The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts long-range weather a year in advance!
When you pick a wedding date, one of the most important considerations is the weather. You can get a sense of what weather to expect by considering both PAST weather and FUTURE weather.
1. PAST: Plan for weather based on past records and what’s “typical” for your location. Get Weather History for YOUR dates and locations now.
2. FUTURE: The closest thing to a crystal ball, find out long-range weather predictions. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is traditionally 80% accurate. Click here for Long-range Weather Predictions.
NOTE: We provide two months free online. Or, buy 12 months of future weather here.
Other Outdoor Wedding Tools
A wedding at sunset can be quite beautiful. It’s also important to know when the sun is setting for photography.
Plan memorable outdoor shots by using our free Sunrise and Sunset calculator.
Next Full Moon
The ancient Greeks believed that marriages consummated during the full Moon were the most prosperous and happiest. Today, a wedding under the light of the Moon can make for a magical ceremony.
See our Moon Phase Calendar to plan for the right light and ambiance.
Dreaming of a romantic beach wedding? Don’t forget to look at the tide predictions so the ceremony doesn’t end up being all wet! See low and high tides for your area with our free Tide Predictions Calculator.
As the light hits the water, it’s also important to consider the sunrise and set times.
Find a fall foliage report to see when the leaves are at their peak!
See a free New England foliage map from our sister site. (Map for all of North America coming soon.)
June is traditionally the most popular month to have a wedding. The custom dates back more than 2,000 years to when the ancient Romans named the month after their goddess of marriage and childbirth, Juno. It was thought that happiness and prosperity would come to those who wed during her month.
Romans also preferred June weddings for more practical reasons. By this time, the local wet season had ended in most places, so celebrants could usually rely on dry, comfortable weather—a fact for which the bride, whose intricate nuptial hairdo featured six locks wreathed in blossoms, must have been especially thankful.
Getting married in June meant that the first child would most likely be born during the following spring, instead of in the dead of winter when times were lean. Plus, a spring childbirth wouldn’t interfere with the busy fall harvest.
Today, couples often do as the Romans did and choose a June wedding. Not only is the weather fairly predictable, but also the days are long, the festive aroma of flowers fills the air, and many schools and colleges are out of session, making it easier for families to attend the event—which are all practical reasons, too.
Wedding Flowers, Cakes, and Customs
Put marigolds in your wedding bouquet to keep your true love.
Here is more Almanac advice that you may not find easily today! Find out the why behind some time-honored wedding practices and how they have evolved over the years. Make a unique statement by choosing which customs to include and which to leave in the past. Create a bouquet of flowers which hold symbolic meaning. See our articles: