February is National Wedding Month, a fact that seems odd to us here in the Seattle area. After all, the top three months for wedding ceremonies are June, August, and September, and only about 10% of weddings happen during February thanks to cold, wintry weather. But according to the National Association of Bridal Consultants, the designation has very little to do with how many wedding ceremonies are performed and instead was determined based upon something else entirely. To find out why February gets this honor, keep reading! There are 2.4 million weddings each year, and although that is an average of 6,200 per day, they are not so evenly distributed. As noted, February is nowhere near the top of the list in that regard, and it probably wouldn’t even have the numbers it does without one specific day – Valentine’s Day. That day alone represents 6 million wedding proposals annually and is one of the most popular dates for couples to tie the knot.
February 14th is not the only day of the month popular for Seattle weddings, however. February 29th, occurring only once ever 4 years, has a unique draw for brides and grooms looking for a rare story and a special day.
But none of those distinctions are the reason for February being National Wedding Month. That has a simple explanation. The great majority of proposals happen between Christmas and New Year’s Day, and according to the industry statistics, February is the month that all of those newly engaged couples begin to get down to the serious business of wedding planning. From venue bookings to choosing the dress, February sees a marked increase in activity in preparation for the year’s ceremonies.
Important Fact: You should speak with the wedding experts at Stadium Flowers / Flora D ‘ Amore at least 6 months before your desired date.For more information about Flora D’ Amore by Stadium Flowers, check out the galleries on our wedding site, engage with us on our Facebook page, or get inspired by our Pinterest boards. No matter the month, we love celebrating engagements, anniversaries, and weddings in Snohomish County.