5 Things to Know Before Planning a Long Island Wedding

Updated: Aug 23

Congratulations! You and your partner have decided to spend the rest of your lives together and confirm your commitment surrounded by family and friends. You’ve done your research on your dress, colors, flowers, music, and—most importantly—location. All that Googling has narrowed your options and left you considering a wedding venue on Long Island, a 1,401-square mile destination like no other. Before you book your venue, here are some things to keep in mind when planning your special day on Long Island.


1. Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall. 


Sure, spring may take a little longer to get here nowadays and summer may hang on until Halloween, but Long Island is still very much a place of all four seasons. What does this mean for your wedding? While a January wedding in Florida means strapless dresses and sun, a January wedding on Long Island means a winter wonderland and no humidity hair. On the other hand, an August wedding in Maine will be much cooler than the typical Long Island day. Make sure to research past temperatures and choose the season that you and your partner will be most comfortable in.


2. Come One, Come All!


 Whether you’re from Long Island already, or from greater New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania, Long Island is a convenient, centrally located place to have your wedding. You’ll be saving most of your family and friends the cost and inconvenience of needing to travel in order to spend your big day with you.


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