Hello Friends,

Can you believe November is already upon us?  Soon families will be gathering for that huge culinary throwdown known as Thanksgiving.  November is naturally a month of families coming together.

This brings us to my quick tip:  Why not book your wedding in November?  You can save money as November is usually the end of wedding season for most areas.  There will be less competition for your wedding date.  Also, if you have family coming into town anyway it can be a great way to kill 2 birds with one stone. 

Let's talk about the good and bad points of this idea.

First, the bad points.  November is traditionally a colder month, with possibility of rain.  Also November is an expensive time to travel.  You may also find your family to be annoying and not want some of them at your wedding.

Now, I have tips to get around the first 2 bad points, but if you don't like your family/ don't want certain ones at your wedding then November may not be the month to pick to wed.

However, for the rest of you, here are my good points.  First, you can always plan the wedding the second week of November.  This allows for cheaper travel  for your guests than arriving the week of Thanksgiving.

Since there is a chance of rain at your venue (even in Southern California), you can select a venue that specializes in a fantastic indoor setting for the ceremony.  I do not recommend tent weddings in November (been there done that!)  I worked one wedding where it had rained and the night before and the grassy area was still super muddy and wet.  Guests had a difficult time walking to their seats through the grass.  So an indoor setting (like a hotel) would be a good option.  

So there you have it!  You can save some money and still have the wedding of your dreams!

Do you have any other suggestions about November weddings?  Did you get married in November?  How did it go?  Leave your suggestions in the comments below.