Chicago has so many beautiful places to hold a wedding. When it comes to planning there are many facts the happy couple needs to consider. For example, the time of year, where they want it, how many people will be in attendance, the reception, and what type of wedding venue. They also need to decide if there will be food and what flavor of cake they want.
Three of the months popular to get married are June, September, and October. Most people believe June is the best month to hold a wedding because of the warm summer weather. However, September and October have surpassed June’s popularity in recent years.
Best Month Statistics
June took third place in 2019 with 13% of all marriages that year being held that then. September stood at 15% with October holding the number one spot at 16%. Last year 77% of all the weddings taking place occurred during the summer and fall timeframe.
Wintertime can hold severely cold weather and snow. Something Chicago experiences every year. However, if someone wants to have their marriage ceremony in winter there are several beautiful indoor accommodations the happy couple can choose from.
A wedding is a joyous occasion. One that should have beautiful scenery to help highlight the effervescent experience.
The city’s neighborhoods are mixed with a bit of old and new culture. This vibe makes Chicago a wonderful place to tour. People can see the historic architecture and the colorful murals depicting the heritage of the various communities making the city whole.
Practically every street has a restaurant or bakery for people to enjoy. The city’s diversity allows people to indulge in delicacies from around the world. People can taste foods from Greek to Thai, from Mexican to Caribbean, and everything in between.
The happy couple can pick from an array of various venues in Chicago. The city offers many different venues from romantic to cool. Not to mention the many places to snap the perfect wedding picture.
There’s the iconic Cloud Gate (a.k.a. the Bean) located in Millenium Park or the classic beach photo which can be taken:
- North Avenue Beach.
- Leone Beach Park.
- Foster Beach.
- Belmont Harbor Dog Beach.
- Oak Street Beach.
- Ohio Street Beach.
- 12th Street Beach.
- Rainbow Beach Park.
- Kathy Osterman Beach.
- Montrose Beach.
Everything the Heart Desires
Chicago truly has practically everything the heart could desire when planning a wedding, the reception, and even the honeymoon. It has ballrooms, religious spaces, golf courses, and so many more amazing options.
The city has world-class venues, a breathtaking backdrop, along with top restaurants and chefs. With all of its unique charm, Chicago is absolutely a place to consider when planning a wedding, no matter the style or size.
Depending on what season the happy couple chooses depends on what kind of venues are at their disposal. For those who want the wedding to be outdoors then they may want to lean towards the summer/fall month. Though the winter season does hold some options for the couple to pick from.
Those who are considering marrying in the spring should do so. And if it happens to rain on the big day don’t feel despair. Rain on a wedding day is actually a sign of good luck. It signifies that the marriage will last and it helps cleanse the marriage of tough times or sadness in the past. This gives the happy couple a new, fresh chapter in their lives.
By Sheena Robertson
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