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6 Perks of Having a Winter Wedding

He finally popped the question, and now you're ready to finally completely immerse yourself in planning the wedding of your dreams. While you might find yourself tempted to jump straight into the "fun" stuff, such as picking out your dress or your shoes, there's a much bigger decision that must be made first:


When is the big day going to be?

There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding what day you want your wedding to be. If you're starting from ground zero, our previous blog about how to choose your wedding date has several tips and suggestions to help you get started on the right path! As you narrow in on a certain time of year, keep in mind that different seasons all come with different perks and challenges. For now, though, we thought we'd focus specifically on some of the unique perks associated with winter weddings. 



Perk #1:  Reserving Your Venue is Easier
Despite the cool allure of winter weddings, most couples choose to get married during the warmer months. The good news for couples who opt for a winter anniversary, then, is that you will probably have much better luck reserving your venue on the day of their choice (rather than being forced to use whatever date the venue still has available).

Perk #2:  You Have Better Control Over The Guest Count
If you're looking for ways to keep your guest count down without offending people, having a winter wedding could be the perfect solution. Thanks to unpredictable travel conditions, most people are less likely to attend winter weddings. On the flipside, it could also be easier to have a larger guest count in the winter because your guests are less likely to have scheduling conflicts.

Perk #3:  It's Cheaper
It's no secret that budgeting is one of the biggest stressors associated with planning a wedding. If you're not careful, wedding costs have a way of racking up very quickly. Since winter is the off-season for most wedding professionals, though, holding your wedding in the winter months is as easy save money. Venues, caterers, and photographers are more likely to have cheaper rates (and better availability) during the winter.


Perk #4:  You Get To Enjoy Fun, Wintry Themes
Do you have a soft spot for penguins? Did you and your soon-to-be-husband meet on the ski slopes? If you've ever had a particular affinity for wintry themes, a winter wedding could be perfect for you. From reindeer to penguins to snowmen, winter weddings certainly have their fair share of fun d├ęcor options!

Perk #5:  There's Nothing Like A Snowy Backdrop
This one hardly needs any explanation, because... well, let's be honest. There's nothing more romantic than snuggling up with your special someone on a cold, snowy afternoon! Why not infuse your wedding with that same wintry magic? As an added bonus, snow serves as a fabulous backdrop in wedding photos.

Perk #6:  You Get Special Accessories
When it comes to designing your perfect wedding look, picking out your dress is just the beginning. You also get to decide on your shoes and on a multitude of accessories, such as earrings, necklaces, veils, and bracelets. If you are getting married in winter, you also get to select a bridal wrap or shawl. How romantic is that?

What other perks do you think are associated with having a winter wedding? We'd love to hear your ideas!


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