Why You Should Have a Winter Wedding
Ah, wedding season. In 2017, a study by The Knot found that 78 percent of weddings occur between May and October. There are plenty of reasons why couples favor summer and fall weddings - the temperatures, the outdoor venues, the picturesque backdrops - but there are some major perks in opting for a winter wedding.
Honeymooning in winter allows for a range of vacation possibilities. Escape the cold and head to warmer climates, avoiding hurricane season and reaping the benefits of cheaper, less crowded off-season travel. If a beachy honeymoon isn’t your thing, embrace a romantic winter getaway by hunkering down in a ski-lodge or spending some time on the slopes.
Get ready to stand out from the summer wedding crowd. Opting to wed in winter will leave you with some magical memories to share with your friends and family. Not to mention, that crisp winter air will stave off the sweats and keep your hair and makeup looking flawless.
Guest Benefits & Availability
Planning a winter wedding allows your guests to travel outside the peak season. This means airfare and hotel rates will almost certainly be lower than those traveling for summer weddings. Friends and family are less likely to have major travel plans during the winter months. As a bonus, yours will probably not be the fifth wedding your friends have attended in the month of January.
Step away from the peach and embrace the rich reds and blues. Winter weddings open the door to endless color possibilities. Opt for creams and nudes for a wintry wonderland theme, or dive into rich colors often overlooked in warmer months.
Fun Winter Touches
Winter inspires warmth and cozy conversations. Treat your guests to cold-weather indulgences, like a hot chocolate station or cigar bar. Warm up your ceremony or reception by offering blankets or using venue fireplaces.
Vendors like photographers, venues, and wedding planners are more likely to be available for a winter wedding date. When booking in the wedding off-season, most vendors will also offer lower prices or special winter discounts.
Sure, summer and fall weddings have their perks. But we love the magic that winter brings to a couple’s big day, and as Colorado wedding planners, we have some of the best snowy scenery!