Married In May

Married In May is the latest of my series looking at weddings in each month of the year.

May in Hampshire, and particularly the New Forest, is a wonderful time of year. Spring has truly sprung and the rhododendrons look amazing (even though they are considered a weed by The Forestry Commission because they are not originally from the area (CLICK HERE for more information)).

The first and last Mondays of May are Bank Holidays ~ May Day and Whit Monday (now sometimes referred to as Late May Bank Holiday). It is a popular month for weddings and so dates at some venues might already be booked – but there are always alternative venues and dates!

What will the weather be like if you chose to get Married In May? Once again I turn to MyWeather2 (click here to see the full page). Here are the best bits …

Temperature ~ daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 17°C that’s about 62°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 9°C, that’s 47°F. Recent highest recorded temperatures in May have been 29°C that’s 83°F, with the lowest recorded temperature 0°C, about 32°F.

Rain ~ The average monthly amount of precipitation has been recorded at around 45 mm, that’s 2 inches. Throughout the month you can expect to see rain or drizzle falling on 15 days of the month.

Sunshine ~ For May expect the sun to shine for an average of 9 hours per day.

Married In May

One May phenomenon that has emerged in recent times is “May the fourth” also known as Star Wars day. When a couple with the surname May who love Star Wars got married it wasn’t a surprise when they picked the fourth. I was able to hook them up with Darth Vadar and a couple of Storm Troopers who arrived during the wedding breakfast and dragged the groom outside – an amazing moment from a truly memorable day.

Married In May

The pictures in this blog post come from couples who got Married In May at Skylark Country Club, Winslowe House, Bartley Lodge and The Kings Arms – click on the venue names to get more information.

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