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.

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Top 10 Reasons to Have a Winter Wedding

From mulled wine and gorgeous warming winter food to romantic tablescapes, candles and festively decorated venues, there are many reasons why a winter wedding is just magical.

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

Every winter bride dreams of a magical sprinkling of snow on their wedding day. Plus, if you get married in Scotland, such as the Highlands, the chance increases even further.

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Every winter bride dreams of a magical sprinkling of snow on their wedding day. Plus, if you get married in Scotland, such as the Highlands, the chance increases even further.

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.

Fireside Glow

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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.

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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.

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Great Availability

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.

Winter Wellies

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?

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