Winter Weddings – Do They Really Save Money?
The ideal situation for most brides is to have the perfect spring or summer wedding, and it’s no surprise that organizing such ceremonies usually force the couple to either be on a budget or they find themselves unable to keep up with the expenses. What other options are available? Well, having your wedding during the winter months can be just the solution you are looking for. Unless you live in the northern regions where winter is a staple, you might not really notice much of a difference with costs. However, if you live in the South, having a winter wedding is a great idea for the reasons listed below:
Cheap Wedding Themes – There are a few theme options available and these include Winter Wonderland, Fire and Ice or Christmas and New Years. If you decide to go with Christmas or New Years, most churches or reception sites are already decorated for the holiday season, which reduces the cost of you having to do that all over again.
Easier Wedding Venues and Services – The winter season is traditionally a slow season for most retailers and businesses hoping to host weddings. Their prices for renting out spaces to host your reception is considerably lower than it would cost during the summer months, and you usually do not have to wait for a long time just to book the location. You are also likely to get photographers, DJs, caterers and bands at a much cheaper rate during the winter months.
Comfortable Weather Conditions – Believe it or not, not everyone enjoys the summer heat especially having to sit for hours beneath the sun during the ceremony. Instead of having guests – especially older ones or children – suffer through stifling heat, a winter wedding provides a much cooler atmosphere that is accommodating to everyone.
Dressing Warmly – For the bride who is shy about exposing too much skin during the spring or summer, a winter wedding is the perfect excuse to cover up a little more. The wedding party is also able to indulge in richer fabrics that might be too hot to handle during the summer months. Fabrics like velvet, fur, and long-sleeved outfits can be a hit if worn right.
More Guests, More Fun! – It is not uncommon for most people to be on vacation during the winter months especially with school being out for most, or vacation time being enjoyed. You are likely to have more guests show up for your wedding.
Comfort Food – The luxury of having a winter wedding includes being able to serve some comfort foods. You are free to add in favorites like lasagna, hearty soups, macaroni and cheese, and pizza. Also have fun with the beverages, by adding favorite winter beverages such as eggnog, apple cider, and hot chocolate.
Cheap Honeymoon Travel – Compared to traveling during the summer months, getting a good deal on a vacation spot during the winter is easy to come by. However, before you go traveling to that location, be sure to check out weather conditions including local customs and guidelines that apply to visitors.