So it’s June. Pride Month. What are you doing to celebrate?
For a lot of folks, celebration means weddings, and June is—perhaps coincidentally—the most popular month for weddings, gay or straight. The weather is generally good (this year has proved an exception to that rule, but brides and grooms are soldiering on), and spring has traditionally been associated with hope, new beginnings, plans and dreams.
Historically, the popularity of the month of June was to honor Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. Others did it to time conception so births wouldn’t interfere with harvest work. Brides in the 15th century chose to marry in June because it coincided with their annual bath, thus ensuring a relatively sweet-smelling honeymoon.
Centuries later, June has remained the most popular month to wed. In MGM’s 1954 Academy Award-winning musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers the song “June Bride” trills: “Oh, they say when you marry in June, you’re a bride all your life.”
Share your springtime wedding stories here! And when you get married … get married in PTown!