The decision on which month to get married depends ultimately on personal preference, as each season in Wilmington presents its own distinct, unique, and stunning opportunities for wedding photography. Nevertheless, we're here to guide you. Let's go on a deep dive on what it's like to have a Wilmington wedding through the changing seasons.

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Spring Weddings in Wilmington, NC for March, April, May

What's the weather like?

Right now, as I'm writing this in March 2024, the weather feels in the 60s-70s degrees. There's mild temperatures and blooming flowers. Certain flowers are in season. Garden and outdoor wedding ceremonies are best.

3 Things to consider:

  • A ton pollen in Wilmington, trust me, I know.
  • Not a ton of holiday conflicts. (Easter, Passover, St. Patrick's Day)
  • Mild weather but may still want to wear a layers

Summer Weddings in Wilmington, NC for June, July, August

What's the weather like?

Summers in Wilmington are hot and humid, with temperatures soaring into the high 80s and 90s. June marks the start of hurricane season.

3 Things to consider:

  • Peak tourist season
  • Crowded beaches and higher venue costs
  • Potential weather disruptions.

Fall weddings in Wilmington, NC for September, October, November

What's the Weather like?

Fall is an ideal time for weddings. The weather cools down, and the peak of hurricane season passes after September. October and early November offer pleasant temperatures.

3 Things to consider:

  • Still hurricane season, especially September
  • Booking venues and vendors early is advisable due to its popularity
  • It's also the beginning of a new school year, Halloween, and Thanksgiving

Winter Weddings in Wilmington, NC for December, January, February

What's the Weather like?

Wilmington’s winters are mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to 60s (Fahrenheit). Snow is rare, but evenings can be cooler.

3 Things to consider:

  • Winter is the off-peak tourism season
  • less crowded venues and potential cost savings
  • Holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, and Valentine's Day
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When is Peak Wedding Season in Wilmington, NC?

Fall season aligns with warmer weather, making it an attractive time for tourists and events, including weddings. 

What the best time of day to get married in Wilmington?

An hour before Sunset, that way you can allocate time to get photos of the family and get couples photo just before the sun sets.

When is the Cheapest time and year to get married in Wilmington?

The cheapest time to get married in Wilmington, North Carolina, would generally be during the low or off peak season, during Winter Season.

Wedding Photographer in Wilmington

Hey I'm Glenn!

I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in Wilmington who have helped couples in Wilmington and around the world to capture and preserve weddings, and engagements.

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