7 Benefits of Hosting a Winter Wedding...
By: Niagara Wedding Helper | November 2019
Summer and fall weddings have become so popular that the thought of hosting ones wedding during the winter months often gets overlooked. Although summer/fall can play backdrop to some very beautiful weddings, they also tend to cause more stress and a larger dent in your wallet. Below are seven benefits of having a winter wedding:
More Vendor Availability: During the peak wedding season, both vendors and venues can book up really fast. Some up to a year or two in advanced. During the winter months, however, vendors and venues tend to have more open availability. This in turn gives you more options with your wedding date, where you host your wedding, and which vendors you can choose from.
Better Prices: During the slower winter months, many wedding vendors and venues will offer lower prices or winter promotions in order to help fill their availability. This in turn benefits couples planning their weddings by saving some money that they would have had to spend if their wedding took place during prime wedding season. It also allows couples the chance to book a vendor or venue they may not have been able to afford during the summer and fall months.
Less Stress: Planning a wedding during the winter months can be less stressful. Yes, you may have to worry about a possible snow storm and vendors/guests getting to the venue, but once inside weather worries are greatly reduced. Weddings during the peak wedding season however, can be greatly effected by the weather. Heat and humidity not only causes everyone at a wedding to become hot and uncomfortable, but also tends to have negative effects on both hair and makeup. As well, during the summer/fall months, wedding ceremonies and receptions are often hosted outside. This can cause added stress if rain, wind or lower temperatures are in the forecast, along with the added expense of having to rent items such as tents and heaters. On top of dealing with less weather stress, there is less stress in finding available vendors and venues for your wedding date as they tend to have more open availability during the colder months. As well, guests tend to have less vacations and events planned during the winter which increases the chances that they will be able to attend your wedding.
Less Wedding Fatigue from Guests: During the winter months, it is unlikely that guests will have as many weddings to attend as they would during prime wedding season. This can greatly reduce the possibility of your guests having wedding fatigue and allow them to become more excited about participating in your special day.
Wedding Decor: Wedding decor and floral arrangements can start to look the same after awhile during peak wedding months. Add that with the possibility that your wedding guests may have multiple weddings to attend during the summer/fall which can cause weddings to blend together and not stand out. Hosting your wedding during the winter allows you the chance to be different with deep rich colours and a more rustic cozy theme. Additions such as a hot chocolate table, ice wine, fireplace and candles can add to your winter wedding theme, allowing your wedding to stand out. If your wedding date falls within the holiday season, an added bonus may be that your venue has been decorated, allowing your to incorporate their decor into your wedding theme and reducing the amount of decor you might have to purchase/rent yourself.
Bride/Bridesmaid Accecssories: Hosting a wedding during the winter months allows the Bride and Bridesmaids the chance to add on accessories that they may not have been able to have during the prime wedding season. Items such as a faux fur shrug, sparkly shall, plaid scarf, leather jacket or a dressy pair of boots can help to create a unique look and make for some fun wedding photos.
Wedding Photos: Whether you are standing outside in a snowy winter wonderland or cozying up by a rustic fire place, winter weddings can play backdrop to just as beautiful of photos as a summer or fall wedding. Best yet, most Photographers do not usually have as many other weddings to edit as they would during peak wedding season which may allow for a quicker return on your wedding photos.