Spring and summer weddings have always been the rage, but did you know that winter weddings are gaining popularity? Having your wedding anywhere from December to February may be something you’d like to consider as you set a date for the big day. Here are four reasons why more couples are choosing to have their wedding in the winter.
It may seem like stating the obvious, but if you have your wedding in the winter, you will of course experience much cooler temperatures. Depending on the location of your wedding, this could mean snowfall to make your white dress glow even more beautifully. If you’re in a more southern location, it may mean the perfect weather for an outdoor wedding. Regardless, cooler weather means more comfortable guests. You won’t have to worry about getting too sweaty as you dance the night away.
It’s Easier for Guests to Attend
Hello, time off! The holidays mean more time off for employees, making it easier to schedule a wedding they can attend, without sacrificing precious days-off. If you have your wedding in January or February, rates are heavily reduced for venues and hotels, as this is the offseason. Rates for most hotels and venues raise quite a bit during warmer months, so you and your guests can save money by planning a wedding during an off-season. Plus, winter weddings are still relatively uncommon, so the vendors you choose will more than likely have open availability.
Décor for Days
The secret to having a holiday wedding is that you don’t have to decorate! Most churches or venues will have holiday decorations already in place for the season. The rich greens of winter foliage, the red of holly berries and the elegant white of snow are the colors of the season and simple to incorporate into any theme. What’s more comforting and beautiful than holiday décor? By adding unique elements from the season, your wedding can easily stand out.
Consider choosing a venue with a gorgeous fireplace or big picture windows to highlight the beautiful scenery of the season. Plus, twinkling lights and tons of candles will fit right into the theme of the season, as well as add warmth to the venue. There are many ways to incorporate the season into your wedding, making it even more elegant, warm and enjoyable.
Perfect Time for a Vacation
Having a winter wedding means you’ll get your choice of honeymoon too. If you are a total snowbird, then book a romantic cabin in a quiet mountain town. Either hit the slopes or spend the entire honeymoon next to a warm fire with your new honey.
However, as wonderful as the winter months are, sometimes all you want is to defrost on a beach somewhere. This is why winter is the perfect season to take a tropical honeymoon and escape it all! Rates are reduced during the off-season, so you’ll head to the beach at the fraction of the price. Soak in the warmth of the sun, and you’ll return from the honeymoon sun-kissed and bronze.
As you look to set a date to say, “I do,” consider having a winter wedding. No matter the season, Bradford Catered Events is ready to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. If you’re engaged and planning your wedding, let BCE help. Bradford has over 20 years of experience catering weddings and can help you plan every step of the way. If you are ready to book a caterer for your wedding, visit Bradford Catered Events at their website or call at (865) 522-5552.