The number of winter weddings taking place every year is on the rise. Although off-season rates are a factor for many couples, there are lots of reasons to have your big day during the winter months. Read on to find out the top 10 reasons for getting married in winter.
Top 10 Reasons to Have a Winter Wedding
You can Celebrate all Night
As it gets dark earlier in the winter months, you’ll got a long evening to celebrate into the night when the party really gets going. With endless possibilities for candles, fairy lights and fireworks to light up the night sky, winter weddings are a great excuse to have fun with lights.
There’s a Chance of a White Wedding
You’ll Save Money
The biggie. Most venues and suppliers will have off season rates, but many will also provide tempting incentives. Unless you’re getting married near Christmas or New Year, during which prices can be similar to the summer, weddings from November to March usually offer far lower rates and often excellent packages.
Why not welcome your guests into a venue that has a roaring open fire. You could also reflect on your day with a night cap as the fire crackles – one of the great pleasures of winter weddings.
A Date to Remember
Winter is full of memorable dates to make your chosen day even more special. You could have a festive Christmas wedding, a romantic Valentine’s weekend wedding, or even start the New Year as you mean to go on – as a married couple.
Honeymoon in Heaven
Fly to the Maldives during the summer, and you’ll hit a monsoon! Winter is southern hemisphere honeymoon season, with no school holiday supplements. The chance to ski or get some much needed winter sun makes it a honeymoon triple whammy.
No Stressing About Weather
Getting married in winter totally eliminates ‘Will it? Won’t it?’ weather related stress. Guests will be expecting colder weather, so the focus will be on what’s going on indoors. That way, any snow or winter sun comes as an added bonus.
A Break from the Norm
Your guests may have ‘wedding fatigue’ by the time your summer wedding comes around. A winter wedding will be a seasonal highlight too. This gives you and your guests a great excuse for a post Christmas knees up.
Winter is still low season, making getting your ideal Saturday date a breeze. It’s also much easier finding accommodation for your guests, or bagging your dream photographer or wedding band.
Last but surely not least, a winter wedding is your chance to sport some stylish bridal wellies. If you’re less adventurous, winter offers a plethora of clothing options. Why not go for fake fur, feathers and capes?