You heard it first here: Winter weddings have a lot to offer. Summer weddings are beautiful, but there are some drawbacks to consider. A bride’s carefully coiffed wedding hairstyle could become a hot mess in the sweltering heat. And, with a busy summer wedding schedule, some guests may be forced to say ‘no’ to your warm-weather celebration. Isn’t that a bummer? A winter wedding, on the other hand, allows you to avoid all of that while still getting stunning snowy wedding photos, holiday-themed wedding decorations, and more.
Being a winter bride or groom is a dream come true.
1. Reduced Stress
Dezhda “Dee” Gaubert, owner of No Worries Event Planning, enjoys winter weddings because there is no need to worry about the weather because they are usually held indoors. She claims that the risk of rain and wind can make the planning period extremely stressful and potentially costly if a tent is required. “In addition, all outdoor weddings expose guests to extreme heat and cold, which can be extremely uncomfortable. By removing Mother Nature from the equation, you, your vendors, your guests, and your family will experience less stress.”
2. There is no humidity.
Living in the south—specifically, Charleston, South Carolina—
One of the benefits of a winter wedding, according to Francesca DiSalvo-Follmer, owner of Pure Luxe Bride, is the lack of humidity, which, if you’re from the south, you know is a huge plus. Your hair and makeup will both thank you.
3. Additional venue dates and lower rates
According to wedding planner Kelli Corn of Kelli Corn Weddings & Events, most locations and vendors book up quickly during the summer months and come at a high price, whereas those same locations and vendors are available at a lower price during the colder months.
Because the winter months aren’t as busy as others, they’ll be able to devote more attention to your special day, says Debbie Ley, owner of The Corner District. “Fall is a difficult time for vendors and venue owners because they must balance so many events, brides, families, vendors, and logistics.
You’ll have more leeway to arrive early and set up early or stay late because there won’t be another event right after yours that the venue needs to prepare for right away.”
4. Additional (and Free) Decorations
Although the time of year may not be the reason you chose a winter wedding, there are many advantages to a holiday-themed celebration, according to Corn. “For one thing, any venue you choose will most likely already be decorated for the holiday season, giving your special day a more celebratory feel.” And it’s completely free of charge to you.
5. Less expensive travel and lodging
According to Gaubert, summer is a peak season for travel and hotel stays because schools are out and families are on vacation. As a result, “winter weddings allow guests to take advantage of off-season pricing for travel and lodging options.” We believe this is a win-win situation for everyone. Click here for Tour operators in Rajasthan
6. There Will Be No Wedding Fatigue
According to Rachel Silver, founder of Love Stories TV, the spring and summer months can be so jam-packed with weddings that your family, friends, and guests may suffer from wedding fatigue. “A wedding in January, February, or March is likely to be the only one your guests attend that winter (unless you live in South Florida or somewhere warm), so it should be something people look forward to.” Another perk? “Because your videographer is less busy in the spring and summer months, you’re more likely to get your wedding film back faster in the winter.”
7. It’s Something Different
Smash And Co. wedding calligrapher Ashley Meyers Combs’ favourite benefit is simply that it’s something different. “From the colour palette to the flowers and décor, there are seasonal elements to inspire your theme that will stand out in a sea of peonies.” She suggests using shades of winter white and lots of greenery if your style is romantic, and lots of wood and deep hues if you’re going for a rustic-cozy vibe (think “Aspen Cabin”).