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    Question Just got engaged!! question bout aruba wedding

    I just got engaged this passed friday! sooo exciting. Anyway, even before we got engaged he had been telling me for a while that he wants us to have our wedding in Aruba, and I agree wholeheartedly, as I love it there. My main question right now, is what time of year is ideal for a wedding. I dont want it to necessarily to be the "peak" time because it gets expensive, but I also dont want it to be a ghost town. I went in mid october when I visited, and it was lovely. How is september as opposed to february? or just give me your opinions if possible. Thanks for any advice you can give!!

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    February is the "high season" and besides Christmas/New Year's the busiest time of the year.

    Let's look at the weather, as a bride, wind would be one of my biggest considerations, besides of course rain. Rain is not really an issue in Aruba. You will see below that February is much cooler than September. September is one of the least windy months and is quiet on the island as well.

    February weather
    Average high temperature 87 F.
    Average low temperature 76 F.
    Average temperature 80 F.
    Average water temperature 79 F.
    Average rainfall 3/4 inches (20.3 inches annual)
    Average windspeed 17 mph

    September weather
    Average high temperature 90 F.
    Average low temperature 80 F.
    Average temperature 84 F.
    Average water temperature 83 F.
    Average rainfall 1.40 inches (20.3 inches annual)
    Average windspeed 15 mph

    I was a June bride in the Bahamas so am of course preferential to that month, but Aruba will be windy.

    June weather
    Average high temperature 90 F.
    Average low temperature 80 F.
    Average temperature 83 F.
    Average water temperature 81 F.
    Average rainfall .70 inches (20.3 inches annual)
    Average windspeed 20 mph

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    first off... congrats on your engagement. what a very exciting time it is!
    we were just in aruba a couple weeks ago... and honestly i don't know if i'd want to get married there in september. it actually rained once while we were there making it a hit or miss weather wise for a wedding. we went last year in october and it was perfect. not sure about statistics... but if you're looking for a late summer/early fall wedding... i'd go towards october instead. good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dj07551 View Post
    it actually rained once while we were there making it a hit or miss weather wise for a wedding. we went last year in october and it was perfect. not sure about statistics... but if you're looking for a late summer/early fall wedding... i'd go towards october instead. good luck.
    Sorry, October on average has double the amount of rain of September.

    September weather
    Average high temperature 90 F.
    Average low temperature 80 F.
    Average temperature 84 F.
    Average water temperature 83 F.
    Average rainfall 1.40 inches (20.3 inches annual)
    Average windspeed 15 mph

    October weather
    Average high temperature 90 F.
    Average low temperature 80 F.
    Average temperature 83 F.
    Average water temperature 83 F.
    Average rainfall 2.60 inches (20.3 inches annual)
    Average windspeed 13 mph

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    oh wow...
    yea i guess we were just lucky last year then.
    oh well... good luck choosing.

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    We are getting married in 2 weeks and hoping it doesn't rain!! We were there 2 years ago at this time and it was beautiful!!! We'll let you know how it goes!!!

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    Thanks everyone. Now we are leaning toward the last weekend in February, first weekend in March 2010. How does that sound to everyone?? thanks for all of your input!!! you're all so nice

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    Wedding Feb or March 2009

    Congratulations on your engagement. Just a note of advice - Check the dates for spring break and school holiday's for the months of Febuary and April because Aruba can be very busy when school is out.
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    Wedding Febuary or March 2009

    Sorry, meant to say check dates for spring break and school holidays for Febuary and March 2009
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    karen you were right
    april is busy too
    school break in new england is 2nd or 3rd wk in april

    andrea

    Quote Originally Posted by Karen Lutzker View Post
    Sorry, meant to say check dates for spring break and school holidays for Febuary and March 2009

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