In most places around the world, June welcomes an air of relaxation and fun—school’s out, vacations are being taken, and summer is in full swing. In June, the days are longer, the weather’s warmer, and people are looking forward to gathering with friends and family. All things considered, this is a wonderful month for a wedding. If you’re set on a June date for your big day, there are several things that you should take into account. Below are all of your need-to-knows.
History and Culture
Historically, June is the most popular month to marry, which means that this trend is nothing new. But why?
- June is actually named after the Roman goddess Juno, queen of Roman gods, protector of women, and goddess of love, marriage, and childbearing. This, of course, made the month the most auspicious to be wed.
- Celtic tradition can also point to why this month is so popular, with many young couples of the past being paired up on May Day and married in June.
- Nowadays, many favor the month for its nice weather, opportunity for time off, and flexibility for travel to see loved ones.
Ideas and Inspiration
What’s in Season
What’s in season can easily influence your decisions on two big things: Food and florals.
- Pay homage to the tastes of the season by having a salad bar full of spring greens, fresh herbs sprinkled atop your mains and sides, and desserts featuring fresh strawberries or blueberries.
- Endless seafood options can also serve as a main course this time of year.
- Notably popular buds such as calla lilies, lisianthus, hydrangeas, peonies, and beloved roses will all be in bloom. Highlight your favorites in your wedding bouquet and decor.
The weather in June is typically pretty gorgeous, but it can also be a bit hard to pin down, depending on the year and your location. While there’s a high likelihood for sunshine and warm temperatures, you’re not always guaranteed clear skies and a nice breeze.
- For the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific, the beginning of June signals the start of hurricane season. In America, coastal states such as Florida, Texas, North Carolina, and Louisiana can be prone to these tropical storms.
- On the opposite side of the country, drought conditions can lead to large-scale fires that cause poor air quality and even evacuations.
- In the South and Southwest, temperatures can range as hot as 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
Stay informed about your wedding date’s weather forecast, provide weather tips to guests on your wedding website, and always have a backup plan.
While there aren’t any major holidays in June, there are a few observances that you might want to avoid clashing with. Those include:
- June 19: Juneteenth
- June 20: Father’s Day in many countries
- June 24: Midsummer
June is also most notably Pride month around the world. So, keep tabs on any parades and celebrations that you and your loved ones will want to participate in to avoid any scheduling conflicts.
June weddings open you up to a world of venues and locations. Yes, the beach (we’re big fans of a dreamy seaside ceremony), but also plenty more.
- Have a festival or cottagecore-style ceremony and reception at your favorite vineyard, garden, or greenhouse.
- Opt for adventure by going to a national park or coveted cliffside location.
- Host an intimate affair in a beautiful backyard.
- If the weather’s ideal, rent a boat or rooftop venue for the evening.
- For something a bit more unique, escape the heat and have a museum, library, or theater wedding.
During this time of year, there are countless options available to you, no matter your personal style.
Due to the likelihood of warm weather, plan on dressing for comfort.
- Aim for comfortable, lightweight fabrics. For the wedding party and guests, think cocktail or tea-length dresses in silk, organza, dotted swiss, and linen.
- Likewise, you can suggest suits in breathable fabrics such as linen and cotton.
Quick color tip: If the wedding is outdoors, avoid neutrals that you’d see at more formal venues, such as black and white. Instead, go for lighter colors that’ll complement the scenery.
Curious how other couples are going about their June weddings? Here are some fun facts from Zola about weddings this time of year.
Couples’ Favorite June Wedding Invites + Paper Designs
June’s most popular Invites + Paper designs on Zola are perfect for getting you and your guests ready for a summer wedding.
- Riverside Suite- This timeless design features whimsical handwritten script that accents your custom photo.
- Violin Suite- This classic design features dramatic script calligraphy over your own custom photo.
- Galata Suite- This botanical design features leafy eucalyptus garlands that frame your wedding details gorgeously.
Average Guest Count for June Weddings
The average number of wedding guests on the guets list for a June wedding is 144, the highest of any other month in the year.
Popular Registry Adds for June Weddings
Couples getting married in June have these top three favorites added to their wedding registries:
Things to Consider
While a June wedding clearly comes with tons of pros, there is one con that you should consider before making things official: seasonal popularity.
- Typically, wedding season lasts from late spring to early fall, with weddings peaking in September and—you guessed it—June.
- This entails bigger crowds (especially for destination weddings) and higher demand, so plan to book your vendors well in advance.
Because June is such a desirable wedding month, snagging a date can come at a higher price tag.
- Have this expectation when reaching out to vendors, especially if your desired location is trendy or popular.
- When creating a budget, prioritize your must-haves and decide what can get cut or adjusted, if need be.
It’s easy to see why June is one of the most desired months to host a wedding. Yet, no matter how dreamy, it doesn’t automatically make everything easy-breezy. There’s still tons to take into account, from weather, to date conflicts, to appropriate clothing. Take all of this into consideration when planning to ensure a wonderful summertime wedding. And, if you need any extra help, you know where to find us.