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Best Wedding Weather State?

Mother Nature seems to favor some states more than others, when it comes to doling out good weather on wedding days.

Based on submissions to the Farmers’ Almanac’s Worst Wedding Weather Contest, couples marrying in Texas, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania have experienced the soggiest, snowiest, windiest, most hurricane-hampered and hail-ridden wedding weather.

Meanwhile, brides and grooms who walk down the aisle in South Carolina, Arizona, Oregon, Utah, or North Dakota had the fewest Worst Wedding Weather contest entries, suggesting couples may experience less wedding weather surprises in these states.

“Judging by contest entries alone, Texas is not the best place to tie the knot,” said editor of the Farmers’ Almanac, Peter Geiger, Philom. “The Lone Star state had the highest number of worst wedding weather stories, everything from freezing rain in April, to floods, to stifling hot temperatures.”

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How did other states fare?
In order from the most submissions to our contest to the least:

  • Texas
  • Florida
  • Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania
  • Maine
  • Illinois
  • Michigan, Virginia
  • Iowa, Illinois
  • North Carolina
  • New Jersey, Tennessee
  • Massachusetts, Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Kansas
  • Nebraska, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma
  • Maryland, Colorado, Nevada
  • Alabama, Georgia
  • Kentucky, Washington, Louisiana, Connecticut, Hawaii
  • Rhode Island, Arkansas, Mississippi, Montana, Vermont, New Hampshire
  • South Carolina, Arizona, Oregon, Utah, North Dakota

No submissions:
Delaware, Idaho, New Mexico, West Virginia, South Dakota, Wyoming

Check out how bad the weather was in our Top Ten Worst Wedding Weather Stories.

Getting married this year? Find out why we’re called a “bride’s best friend” — get our weather prediction here.


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