Five Reasons to Have a Winter Wedding
Spring and Fall are the two most popular seasons for weddings. It makes sense given that the weather should be more moderate and of course both seasons can be really beautiful. However there are five good reasons to consider setting your “I do” date in the winter.
1. Dramatic Beauty
There is nothing quite like the beauty of the dead of winter. It adds a drama to most venues in the best of ways! There is something so gorgeous about the juxtaposition of a formal attire in rugged cold nature. If it snows, the images of the day become even more dramatic and totally worth standing in the colder temperatures.
2. Decor options are abundant and on mega sale!
Winter holiday decor appears on store shelves in the mass loads promptly at 12:00 am on Nov 1st (sometimes even earlier). Shop early and you will have your pick of lights, and all the sparkly things you can dream of in just about any color. Shop after Christmas (like the moment the stores open) and most of it will be 50-70% off! While winter weddings can still have florals (it’s your wedding, do what your heart desires) it doesn’t feel as necessary and you have so many other options that will save you a lot of money. Wedding Florals are typically among the highest percentage of a wedding budget. Don’t the candles and twinkle lights look even prettier knowing how much you could save?
3. You and your guests will probably be more comfortable
Depending on where you live the chances of a traffic halting, power out, cold AF blizzard on your exact wedding date are relatively low. On the other hand outdoor and the ever popular barn weddings that occur anywhere from mid April to mid October have an extremely high probability of thunderstorms, humidity, and temperatures that are simply too warm for your guests to enjoy themselves while they go through all of the outdoor activities of your day. Not to mention the makeup the bride just paid quite a bit for will be fighting to stay on and not get wiped away with the sweat in the first ten minutes of being seen… let’s not even get started on the frizzy hair problems. Winter weddings are typically planned to take place indoors (instead of having to be moved in doors last minute due to rain or extreme heat) with temperature control. While it is your day, remember you like your guests and you need to accommodate basic comfort levels for them to want to stay and celebrate with you.
4. Venue savings
As long as you aren’t getting married at a winter resort there is a good chance that the venue of your choice may offer a discount on events in the off season. Weddings planned between Nov and March can sometimes score some big savings just because business is slow. Other vendors may also offer a discount because it’s the off season for them as well.
5. The competition for your vendors and guest is much weaker
The height of wedding season occurs between late April and early Nov. If you have your wedding on a non holiday weekend between Nov and March there is a much better chance that your first choice in venues, vendors, and all your guests will be available for the date you pick.