Depending on your perspective, any time of year is the best time of year for a beach wedding in Florida! That being said, there are some times that are better than others for holding your perfect beach wedding ceremony.
Many brides and grooms do not think about having a beach wedding in the months of November and December, however, that is the very best time of year for a beach wedding in Florida. In those months, the rates for accommodations are at a huge discount and you can get a house right on the beach for a fraction of the cost. This allows you to hold your beach wedding in front of the house and follow it with the reception around the pool area or on the beach. It is still very warm in November and December and there are hardly any tourists so it is a great time of the year for a beach wedding in Florida.
One of our brides had her wedding in the first week of December when the temperature was a perfect 75 degrees. She planned her reception at a beach house and had a heated pool. After all the photos were taken, the groom and the bride went for a swim in their wedding clothes. All the guests just loved it and we got some great photos of the two of them splashing around in the pool!
Along the Emerald Coast, April, May, June, September, and October are the most popular times for having a beach wedding.
The lowest humidity and mildest temperatures occur the Destin, FL area in March, April, May, November, and December.
The highest humidity is from mid-June to mid-October. This time of year is also the rainy season, so mid-afternoon thunderstorms happen almost daily; they are usually over quickly, but they need to be considered when you are choosing the time of day for your wedding.
Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th: the later in the season, the higher the chance for hurricanes or tropical storms. June and July are generally calm, while mid-August through the end of October are the most active months for hurricanes.
High season (tourist time!) runs from late December through April, with the holidays and the Spring Break weeks being the busiest times.
January and February are the quietest months for a beach wedding because of the temperatures. Keep in mind, though, even though the beach can be chilly in the winter months, if you are tired of snow, it can be a great time to head to Florida for your wedding! The Florida Panhandle temperatures hover around the 50s and 60s, the beaches are quiet because the tourists are snow-bound up north, the holidays are over, and Spring Break hasn't kicked in yet - you'll have that endless expanse of white sand beach all to yourself.
In the end, it all comes down to the fact that the best time of year for a beach wedding in Florida is the time that is best for you!