8 reasons for a winter wedding
However, with over-priced venues and the almost impossible task of finding a venue and date that’s available, why not choose to have a winter wedding?
In fact, winter weddings are becoming more and more popular for a number of different reasons.
Here are the eight top reasons why you should be planning to get hitched in winter.
Cold weather provides for that added extra reason to cuddle up to the one you love. What better way to get your guests to snuggle up than by having a winter wedding? Moreover, your husband to be will so much more comfortable in his tuxedo and your makeup won’t be melting off from the heat, as they would in the hot summer months. A winter wedding allows you to experiment with different types of themed decor. Items to add to the decor include frosted pine cones, outside marquee areas, lamps and heaters, and fairy lights which will add a feeling of warmth to the space.
Wedding dress accessories
Imagine it’s the 1920s and you could be wrapped in a velvet throw or a beautiful faux fur coat over your dress. These accessories wouldn’t even be imaginable in the summer months, but come winter and you can style your dress up with fur, velvet, silk and lace. You can also wear a long sleeved wedding dress, something that might be far too hot in the summer months. You can also play around with your wedding shoes in winter. You can choose between a wide range ladies shoes including white pumps, closed heels or even wellington boots for the real outdoorsy wedding!
More wedding venue options
Choosing a wedding in winter will allow you to have more options available when it comes to choosing a wedding venue. Often, wedding venues are booked up in advance, especially for summer. Since winter months are less popular, you’ll be able to have more venue choices and the rate will probably be cheaper. You’ll find having a winter wedding will work out quite a bit cheaper
Guests are available
Often, family and friends use the summer months to go away to their holiday homes or head to the sea for a family getaway. Having your wedding in winter will mean you’re more likely to have all the people you really want at your wedding. Another reason is that you won’t have to compete for guests who might be at another wedding, which you’ll likely be doing if it’s a summer wedding.
By now you’ve established that your wedding venue costs will be lower if you host it in winter. However, did you know that having your wedding in the off-peak winter months means that you’ll probably get discounted rates from your wedding photographer and videographer. Winter afternoons have great natural lighting; take advantage of this by snapping your group photos earlier in the afternoon. Since the sun sets earlier, you can usually capture a gorgeous sunset during your ceremony.
More time to prepare
Having your wedding in winter means that you can use the summer months to get your body, mind and soul ready. You can kick start the wedding preparations in the summer months by getting active and eating healthy. You can also use this time to give your skin the TLC it needs to be flawless on your wedding day.
Warm colour palette wedding
Winter months are known for rich red, maroon, rustic neutrals, gold and midnight blue. Choose a colour that you love and incorporate your chosen colour with winter accessories to emphasise the seasonal elements. The warm colours are romantic, elegant and sophisticated. Incorporate these correctly and they’ll help in creating a magical night that won’t be forgotten.
Have your wedding in winter and escape the cold to enjoy a summer honeymoon in Europe. That’s the best of both worlds. If you have decided to stay local then make the most of the winter weather and visit a local ski resort. This will give you the opportunity to have fun outdoors, while still enjoying the luxury of staying in a hotel.