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Wedding Weather Folklore

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Wedding Weather Folklore

If choosing a date for the “Big Day” isn’t hard enough, here’s an old weather rhyme about getting married:

  • Married in January’s chilling time, widowed you’ll be before your prime.
  • Married in February’s sleety weather, life you’ll tread in tune together.
  • Married when March winds shrill and roar, your home will be on foreign shore.
  • Married ‘neath April’s changing skies, a checkered path before you lies.
  • Married when bees over May blossoms flit, strangers around your board will sit.
  • Married in the merry month of June, life will be one honeymoon.
  • Married as July’s flower banks blaze, bittersweet memories in after days.
  • Married in August heat and drowse, lover and friend in your chosen spouse.
  • Married in gold September glow, smooth and serene your life will flow.
  • Married when leaves in October thin, toil and hardship for you begin.
  • Married in the veils of November mist, fortune your wedding ring has missed.
  • Married in days of December’s cheer, love will shine brighter year after year.

Wondering what the weather will be like on your wedding day? Check out our Best Days to get married »

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