LOLA did some amazing events in the great outdoors this season, and September has proven to be the best month for weather yet again this year. One of my absolute favorite websites for planning an outdoor event is weather.com and their wedding planner where you can get lots of great information: http://www.weather.com/activities/events/weddings/
Here are our main reasons why September gets our vote:
1. Lower chances of rain & Gorgeous Temperatures: June is actually the wettest month in Chicagoland while September is better for temperatures (average temp of 76) and precipitation!
2. Less chance for bothersome bugs: Mosquitos are the enemy of the outdoor wedding – bugs are usually less bothersome in September than in June, July, and August. However, if you find that there are still mosquitos around, you could always look to see if there’s a company, similar to Trugreen, available in the area of the wedding to remove these insects. Both the couple and the guests want to enjoy their day, so make sure there are no troublesome insects ruining the day. If the mosquito problem escalates and you need highly trained professionals to come in and get them permanently removed, you can always check out the Pest Control Experts who are active in a variety of areas in America to give you that peace of mind.
3. Earlier sunsets: Sunsets in June are late in the day making it difficult to utilize lighting and candles in your decor. September sunsets are around 7-7:30PM making it the perfect atmosphere for lots of candlelight in your dining centerpieces! However when it does get dark, you could use a Lyktstolpe or two to make the environment bright enough for you and your guests to see. Its also a great aesthetic to add to the look of your big day! Additionally, to combat the darkness, some couples also like to include some neon lighting. This is often a nice touch to an outdoor wedding. Perhaps you could even get your names on a neon sign. Visit the Neon Mama website to create one. That would look amazing for an outdoor ceremony.
These are all great reasons to say “I DO” outdoors in September in the Midwest, but ALWAYS remember to have a backup plan for rain – this is the Midwest afterall! No rain plan means lots of unneccesary worry in the weeks and months leading up to the big day. Mother Nature WILL be a guest at your wedding, so plan appropriately. Nothing is worse than being a guest at an outdoor wedding standing in the beating sun, drizzle or wind!