Deciding when to get married in Brisbane
With Celebrant Cara Hodge of Brisbane City Celebrants
So you’ve decided on a Brisbane wedding but you are unsure which month to have your wedding? Brisbane is such a great city to get married in, with over 300 days of sunshine and clear blue skies every year it’s no surprise outdoor weddings are so popular here in Brisbane.
Some couples choose the anniversary of the day they met or started dating to set their wedding date, others choose from their date from the dates available at their dream wedding venue.
While anytime is a good time to marry in Brisbane, here are a few ideas that may assist you with deciding when to wed.
January – Start the new year off with a bang by tying the knot on new years day, or let the celebrations continue over the long weekend with an Australia day wedding. Don’t forget humidity is high at this time of year, as is the risk of storms, so make sure you have a wet weather back up option for your ceremony.
February – Celebrate your commitment during the month of romance with a Valentines day wedding, perhaps take a trip down the river on a gondola to add to the romance on the day.
March/ April – Make the most of your time with family and friends by letting the celebrations continue over the Easter weekend
May/ June/July – Enjoy your wedding during the cooler months with the lowest rainfall and perfectly clear blue skies
August – The Ekka show lights up at night and makes a great backdrop for wedding photos on the bridge, or if you’re game why not have a little fun and jump on a ride or 2 dressed as bride and groom! Nearby wedding venues include Victoria Park Golf complex, Mirra and Cloudland.
September – Late September the jacaranda trees begin to bloom creating an amazing backdrop for wedding ceremonies and for wedding photos.
The Riverfire festival also takes place at this time of year with a huge fireworks display taking place over the Brisbane river. Some of the best vantage points where you and your guests can enjoy the spectacular fireworks show, also coincide with being some of Brisbane’s most popular wedding venues, including the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Cliffs Cafe, Riverlife, the Penthouse Suite at Quay West, Stamford Plaza, the Marriott Hotel, Mr & Mrs G’s and Venice Cafe on Eagle Street Pier, to name but a few.
October – The jacaranda trees are in full bloom, why not say your ‘I do’s’ beneath a huge old jacaranda tree in the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens on a carpet of purple flowers, or take a romantic stroll through the gardens for your wedding photo shoot, between your ceremony and reception.
November – Peonies! One of the most loved wedding flowers (and also Cara’s favourite) are in season. Many floral devotees will choose their wedding month around the time that their favourite flowers are in season.
December – Have a New Years Eve wedding and start the new year as husband and wife! Don’t forget humidity is high at this time of year, as is the risk of storms, so make sure you have a wet weather back up option for your ceremony.
If you enjoyed this article helping you choose when to get married in Brisbane, and are looking for a Celebrant for your Brisbane wedding, Cara would love to hear from you. Contact Brisbane City Celebrants for more information and to confirm availability for your special day.