While spring and summer have traditionally been known as wedding season, there are plenty of reasons why winter nuptials are often an incredible, inspired choice. Here are four benefits of planning your celebration for the chillier months of the year.
Gorgeous Seasonal Decor
Many wedding venues are already decked out for the holiday season, meaning you can take advantage of this beautiful setting for a dramatic, festive appeal. In addition, having a winter wedding provides an integrated theme, incorporating decorative elements like frosted pinecones, snowflakes, icicles, or holiday lights. Go subtle with just a few seasonal touches or bold with the winter wonderland setting of your dreams. If you’re not sold on a holiday event, keep in mind that almost any color scheme can work against the white backdrop of winter.
When it’s winter, nothing is more romantic than being curled up in front of a fireplace. Play up this association with plenty of candles along with soft textures like velvet and chenille. And because it gets dark earlier than in the warmer months, you’ll be ready to get the party started as soon as the sun goes down. If it snows, all the better for your glamorous photos.
Expansive Vendor Selection
Choosing a month that’s typically slow for nuptials allows you to take your pick of florists, photographers, and other vendors, particularly when you’re on a short time-frame. Brides who opt to get married during high season often have to plan these details well in advance to secure their top choices. Also, it’s likely that your wedding venues of choice will have more potential dates from which to choose.
The Event of the Season
When summer hits, it sometimes seems like there are events every weekend. Since that’s typically not the case in January, your nuptials will seem extra festive since it is likely to be the only wedding your guests will attend during the season. You’re also spared the need to plan around vacation schedules.
Winter weddings provide couples with different opportunities not available to those getting married in warmer months. From the cozy ambiance to increased availability for vendors and guests, winter weddings can be an excellent alternative to the traditional summer wedding.