Summer is considered the ultimate wedding season, evidenced by the many back-to-back weddings most people have to attend throughout the season. But winter wedding has also gained popularity.
Many people choose to have their weddings during this season because they want to avoid the heat and humidity that comes with summer. They are also the best option for those looking to save money and who do not mind going outside on chilly days!
Winter weddings are not favorable for everyone, and it is normal to have doubts if you are planning one around this time. You may have questions like, is it bad to have a wedding in the winter, and are weddings cheaper in the winter?
In this post, we will address these concerns and discuss the benefits of having your wedding in the winter.
Is it bad to have a winter wedding?
From great venues at discounted prices to diverse menus from catering companies and picturesque backgrounds offered by the snow, there is no better time to have a wedding than in the winter.
Since you are mostly going to have the wedding indoors, not having to worry about outdoor weather can be better for everything, from your dress and makeup to how you’ll feel on the actual day of your celebration.
And in case any of your vendors cancel at the last minute, you can get a replacement because there are fewer weddings during winter.
Are weddings cheaper in the winter?
Planning a wedding can be expensive, but did you know winter weddings save money? With a winter wedding comes better prices and the opportunity to save up for your dream honeymoon. You can have major discounts. You are also in a better position to negotiate for better rates with most of the vendors.
Benefits of Planning a Wedding During Winter
1. The winter months provide beautiful, picturesque scenery
Winter weddings are beautiful and give a great backdrop for your photographs. If you compare winter to other seasons, it’s hard to beat the snowy pictures you can get during this time. The cold weather adds a certain drama to the day, and the snowy landscapes make an amazing background for photos, which you will cherish for years to come.
2. Fewer bugs during the cold months
One of the best benefits of planning a winter wedding is that there are fewer bugs in the cold season. Flies, wasps, mosquitos, and other pests can be terrible nuisances at outdoor events. They’re even more unwelcome when they’re flying around food!
Winter weddings mostly happen indoors or in controlled environments (like parks) where flies and bugs aren’t nearly as common, making the weddings bug-free and more enjoyable.
3. It’s easier to rent out venues during off-season
There are more venue options during winter. Many hotels offer amazing packages, and you can take advantage of the Christmas and New Year decorations if you plan your wedding around the holidays.
Whether you want to get married inside the hotel or outside in their garden, they will do everything in their power to make your day special.
4. Winter weddings are easier for guests
There are higher chances of your guest accepting your winter wedding invitation than if it was a summer or spring wedding, especially if they are guests from out of town.
Travel and hotel rates are remarkably cheap during winter. So if you are having guests coming in from out of town, you can get a block of hotel rooms for your guests at fair prices.
5. You plan less and decorate less
You won’t need as much decoration, especially if you are planning an outdoor event, because snow does most of the work for you! It, therefore, takes less time to set up decorations, and it will take less time to clean them up after the wedding.
Decorating less will help save money on both decorations and cleanup services. Not only that, but not having tight planning schedules or strict timelines gives people more room to enjoy their big day rather than spending hours trying to get everything settled just right.
6. It will help you save money on your wedding budget
Winter weddings are intimate and small because not everyone wants to brave the cold.
This means less stressful preparations because you won’t have to worry about catering for food and drinks for a long guest list.
You also won’t spend too much on decorations and flowers if the ceremony is outdoors. Most vendors also offer their services at great discounts during winter, and you can negotiate for better rates.
7. No wedding fatigue
Are you dreading how difficult it might be to get your friends and family to say yes to your invitation? If you are planning a wedding at this time of year, you are lucky.
Few people have their wedding in the winter so your guests will not be suffering from wedding fatigue. They will be looking forward to having a good time since yours might be one of the fewer weddings they have to attend during winter.
There is also less competition. Your guests will fully concentrate on you without comparing you to a couple at a wedding they attended the previous week.
8. You can explore fashion
In winter, you can get that wedding dress you have been eyeing without having to worry about getting sweaty or ruining your makeup when you go outside for pictures.
The winter also gives you an opportunity to indulge in glamorous accessories, such as matching upper arm gloves for you and your bridal party. You even get the chance to put on those cute little wedding boots and take them out for a spin in the snow.
If you are an engaged couple, take into consideration a winter wedding. You will get some of the best venues and vendors because there is less competition, and still save a lot in terms of money and time.