Historically, June has always been the most popular month for weddings. The month of June derives its name from Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. In ancient times, it was thought that couples who married in June would be blessed with prosperity and happiness. On a more practical note, others did so in order to time conception so births wouldn’t interfere with harvest work. During medieval times a person’s annual bath (yikes!) usually fell in May or June, meaning that June brides still smelled relatively fresh.
Libraries are a great resource for planning a wedding, regardless of what time of year you choose to get married, and even if you’re not strategically timing a June wedding to coincide with your yearly bath. From vows to toasts to DIY projects to dress ideas to eco-friendly weddings to photography to bridal showers to food options to frugal receptions, your public library is a wealth of information.
Here are a few noteworthy titles to help a frazzled wedding-planner out:
Disinterested in weddings altogether? You can always elope!