I find this kind of history fascinating, so I wanted to share a bit with you. Understanding where our traditions originated is really fun for me.
Personally, I had a secret pre-wedding on the spring equinox. My reasoning was that I wanted the union with my husband to be on equal ground. The equinox is the mid point between both solstices – the longest and shortest days of the year. Both the fall and spring equinoxes are the times when the day and night are of equal length. That was the thought behind a ceremony for us – hoping for a balanced marriage and relationship. So far so good by the way.
My last words of wisdom on this – make hay while the sun shines! Get out there and mingle. Happy solstice!