The number of winter weddings taking place every year is increasing. Although off-season rates are a factor for many couple’s, their are lots of fun reasons to have your big day during the winter months. Read on to find out more…
1. Dusk till Dawn
As dusk falls early, you have an extended evening to celebrate. 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.
2. White Wedding
Every winter bride dreams of a magical sprinkling of snow. If you get married north of the border, the chance increases even further..
3. Money Matters
The biggie. Most venues and suppliers will have off season rates, but many will also provide tempting incentives. Scottish venue Dundas Castle is offering complimentary bubbly, fairy light ceiling, and sparklers to all winter weddings in January and February 2013 as part of its ‘Winter Sparkle’ promotion.
4. Fireside Glow
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.
5. 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.
6. Honeymoon Heaven
Fly to the Maldives during 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!
7. Sunshine Stress
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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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 to tempt the fashion conscious.