7 Perks of a Winter Wedding

You may not think January and a wedding go hand-in-hand, but who says you can’t getting married during this time of the year?  There are so many perks to getting married in the winter months.  Here are just a few!

It could save you money.  Everything is cheaper in the off-season, and that goes for weddings too.  If you get married anytime between November and March, and especially in January or February, you could actually save money.  Many vendors run specials to fill up the downtime during winter and you could reap those benefits.  One such vendor is Burgh Brides Vendor Guide member Chestnut Ridge Resort.  Here's what they have to say about it:

A winter wedding on a golf resort in the mountains is unique, breathtakingly scenic, and allows your guests a dose of peaceful relaxation among the flurry of wedding weekend activities.  Specifically at Chestnut Ridge, hosting a wedding from November through March has a host of perks – free suite for the bride and groom,  free champagne toast during your wedding, discounts on your room rental fee, bonus HHonors travel points that you can use toward your honeymoon if you wish, $200 off appetizers for your guests, and more.  January and February often see even more perks including fully inclusive wedding packages.

It’s cozy and romantic.  Who doesn’t love winter?  Sure, it’s freezing but that’s all the more reason to snuggle up next to someone you love.  A fireside ceremony, hot drinks, and cozy fabrics can create an ambiance that is warm and inviting for your guests.

You could have absolutely breathtaking photos.  Although it may seem stark, there is nothing more beautiful than a white wedding dress against crisp snow.  It’s even better when there are some some snow covered pine trees and even a grayish sky in the background.  If you opt for a winter wedding and the weather cooperates just right, your portraits could be totally out of this world.

You can embrace a dark or rich color palette.  I’m all about those jewel tones and dramatic shades.  They don’t always work for a summer wedding, but they are 100% perfect for a winter affair.  A color combo that embraces berry, navy, emerald, pewter, black, marsala, plum, bronze, or the like will look downright ravishing.

Your favorite vendors are probably available.  Wedding pros book up FAST!  But things are a little slower in the off-season.  Your #1 pick for a venue, photographer, florist, and others might have a bit more availability in the winter months.

It might mean a bigger party!  Summer weddings often compete with vacations, sports schedules, and other commitments.  People aren’t too busy in January and February.  This could mean that more of your family and friends can attend to celebrate this momentous occasion in person.

It’s completely outside the box.  EVERYONE gets married in May, June, September, or October.  Literally.  Those are the most popular months for weddings!  Don’t be like everyone else.  Go for something totally unique and memorable instead!

Would you ever consider a winter wedding?  If you’re planning one, why did you decide to get married during this time of the year?  Comment below!

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