If you are a bride, you may have been dreaming about what your wedding would be like for years. When the day finally comes then you start deciding on the place, decor, and of course, the time of year. Winter weddings are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason! Here are 10 reasons why you should consider a winter wedding.
Why Winter Can Be the Perfect Season to Get Married
1. Winter weddings are intimate.
With the shorter days and colder weather, people are typically indoors more in the wintertime which makes for smaller, more intimate gatherings. If you’re looking for a cozy wedding with close family and friends, then a winter wedding is perfect for you.
2. Winter wonderland themed weddings are gorgeous.
Think twinkling lights, candles, fireplaces, fur wraps and so much more. Need I say more?
3. Save money with off-season discounts.
Many vendors offer discounted rates for getting married in the off-season because business is typically slower then. You can often get your dream venue or photographer at a fraction of the cost if you’re willing to tie the knot in the wintertime!
4. Winter days are shorter but that means you can party longer!
Your guests will appreciate being able to celebrate your big day until the wee hours of the morning since there’s no need to worry about getting up early for work or school the next day.
5. Fewer scheduling conflicts.
Since most people don’t have major life events happening in the winter, it’s easier to find a date that works for everyone on your guest list! This is especially helpful if you have out-of-town guests who may need to plan their travel in advance.
6. Snow = romantic photos.
If you’re planning on doing a first look or taking portraits before the ceremony, imagine how stunning they will look set against a backdrop of freshly fallen snow! Just be sure to factor in extra time for travel and warm clothing for you and your bridal party so that everyone stays comfortable between locations.
7. Winter garments are chic & stylish.
Gone are the days of puffy coats and fleece jackets! With so many fashionable options available nowadays, it’s easy to stay warm and look good at the same time. Consider having your ladies wear faux fur shawls or wraps as part of their attire – not only will they stay cozy, but it also makes for gorgeous photos!
8. Delicious seasonal food & drink options
Who doesn’t love comfort food in the winter? Think hearty stews, casseroles, hot chocolate bars… mmm! And don’t forget about seasonal cocktails made with ingredients like mulled wine, cranberries and cinnamon sticks.
9. Venue availability & discounts
Many popular venues book up well in advance, but you may have better luck finding availability (and scoring some discounts!) if you’re willing to get married during the off-season months of January through March.,
Now that you know all of the wonderful benefits of having a winter wedding, what are you waiting for?