If you asked any bride (or groom) about their ideal season to get married, most would probably say spring or summer. It’s understandable as to why. Spring and summer are often more forgiving in temperature and you don’t have to worry as much about severe weather like rain or snow. A winter wedding can be both beautiful and practical! Read on to see the upshots of having your wedding in the winter.
Less Competition with Other Weddings
One of the biggest advantages with planning a winter wedding is there’s a lot less competition from other couples. Summer is by far the most popular wedding season. However, there’s a chance that some of your friends or family members might be tying their own knots in the same year as you! Planning a wedding in the winter better ensures that your guests will be focused on being at your ceremony. That you won’t be taking any attention away from other weddings. Be wary of winter holidays though! Scheduling your wedding too close to Christmas or New Year’s Eve could be problematic, so plan accordingly.
Unique Photo Opportunities
Plenty of people find winter to be a beautiful season, despite the lack of warm sunshine and colored leaves. You and your wedding party dressed in bold and bright colors in front of a bare and simplistic winter landscape can really make for some great photos. And if you’re lucky enough to get a dusting of fresh snow on the day of your ceremony, outdoor photographs with you and your new spouse can be absolutely gorgeous. It’s even better if the photos are captured during the actual snowfall! Food for thought, legend has it that snow on your wedding day means prosperity, and there’s no better season for it than winter.
If you’re hosting a wedding during the warm months, dressing for the occasion can be difficult. You want to look your best, but you also don’t want to be uncomfortably hot in a heavy dress or dark suit. But during the winter, you can bundle up and wear as many clothing accessories as you want! Brides are free to wear beautiful coats or jackets over their wedding dress, and grooms can sport sharp and cozy turtlenecks or sweaters in lieu of the traditional tuxedo. Keep in mind that if you host your ceremony indoors, it could get toasty in there. Make sure that you can shed a layer if you need to!
It’s More Affordable
Since there’s less competition from other weddings during the winter, you’ll have a much easier time booking your location and your vendors. And because it’s the off-season, lots of venues and caterers tend to reduce their prices! Many are hungry for business during that time of year, so you’ll have more flexibility with your budget.
If you liked what you read and are going with a winter wedding, Camelot Party Rentals is here to help make the big day a success. We can provide patio heaters and fire pits to keep your guests warm and comfortable, especially if the ceremony is held outside. And if you want to set up any additional party space outside of the venue, we offer durable and stylish tents that will shield everyone from the cold weather. No matter what you need, we at Camelot are dedicated to helping you make your wedding a day to remember!
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