By Nic Baird
Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump married longtime girlfriend Elisa Yao on Saturday, according to People. Stump’s media rep confirmed the news with a Twitter post congratulating “[Patrick] and [E]lisa on a beautiful and amazing wedding!” Love is in the air this fall, especially last weekend when quite a few famous twosomes tied the knot. Celebrity couples Anne Hathaway of The Dark Knight Rises and Adam Shulman, Kings of Leon’s Jared Followill and girlfriend Martha Patterson, and actor Stanley Tucci and literary agent Felicity Blunt all exchanged vows the same weekend as Stump and Yao.
What are some ways to decide what time of year to get married?
Though Fall Out Boy Stump’s choice of season for his ceremony seems absurdly appropriate, there are a lot more things to consider when scheduling your big day than wedding puns. The time of year affects your options, and you don’t want to realize that in the middle of hellish planning:
1. Weather: Obviously it looked great in Friends when Monica and Chandler had their faux-winter union, but an outside wedding in snow seems unbearable. Besides the temperature, rainfall and wind can ruin a beautiful summer ceremony. If you want to escape into nature, just make sure you have a backup plan if an act of God should occur.
2. Guests: Before the invitations start rolling out, it’s important to consult the key players in your wedding party, including the respective parents of the bride and groom. Make sure your special day accommodates your most important guests. Some invitees might have seasonal jobs that affect when they can make it.
3. Honeymoon: If you don’t want to get trapped in a resort during rainy season, you should synergize your honeymoon with your wedding. You may have to give something up to have the wedding or honeymoon you always wanted, but a bit of research could avert a disappointing vacation.
What are some fun ways you can use the time of year to compliment your wedding? Share your ideas or experiences below!