When you think about when you might hold your wedding, it’s likely that the summer months of July and August come to mind first. You might then widen your thinking out to May and June, or perhaps September or October at the very latest.
Why is this? Why do people tend to shy away from November or March as a good month to have a wedding? There are actually a number of reasons why a winter wedding can be a better idea; read on to find out what they are.
One of the best things about arranging a wedding during the wintertime is that the prices tend to be lower. The only exception to this rule tends to be the time around Christmas and New Year, which is more expensive. However, any time other than that is known as the off-peak period will save you a lot of money.
Even if you’re not on a tight budget, saving money in one area so you can spend it elsewhere – perhaps on your honeymoon, for example – has got to be of interest to everyone.
Another benefit of the winter period for your wedding is that you’ll have more choice. Because most other people will want a summer or spring wedding, even the most popular venues, such as The Riverhouse, with its excellent wedding facilities, should have some additional dates.
This means that you won’t have to compromise quite so much in terms of having what you want for your wedding, and that is a benefit that everyone can enjoy.
You’ll want your wedding to look stunning, no matter what time of year it might be. If you think that a winter wedding would offer drab surroundings and dreary photos, you should think again because, in reality, your winter wedding can look truly beautiful.
Imagine a winter wonderland of reds and greens or perhaps silver and white as your theme. If you’re having a wedding close to Christmas, you might consider decorating in that way, with candy canes or twinkling stars. If you’re getting married at a different time during winter, the cool colors that go with this time of year can truly make a statement. Plus, you can opt for some gorgeous clothes that are unique and just right for the season. Your photos will look anything but dull.
Your Guests Will Come
It can be hard to find a date during the summer months when everyone you want to attend your wedding can actually come. There will be other weddings to compete with and other events like summer vacations.
In the winter, this is less likely to be the case. Of course, people will still be busy, but less so – and it’s unlikely there will be any wedding clashes. This means you’re more likely to have all the people you want to be at your wedding actually be there. Plus, your guests will be able to enjoy themselves more because they’re not burned out due to attending so many weddings in a short timeframe.