Off-Season Perks: Why You Should CONSIDER a Winter Wedding
Hello, lovelies! I hope everyone is staying cozy and warm this winter! You may be thinking to yourself, “Why would I ever want to get married in the winter?” You may be having nightmares of dreary greys and unpleasant temperatures. However, winter can be a surprisingly delightful time for your wedding, as the season gives you the chance to get creative and have fun in unexpected ways. Keep reading for our ideas on how to avoid the winter blues and find the hidden gems to make your wedding a winter wonderland!
GLAM WINTER FABRICS
Only in winter can you incorporate beautiful materials like faux fur and velvet into your wedding. Wear a faux fur stole for a classy, stunning look that will also keep you warm in chilly weather. There are numerous color options to play around with, whether you want to keep it all white, or perhaps add a soft caramel shade or a delicate grey. Same goes for your bridal party! Maybe you want a sense of order in having everyone wear the same jacket or wrap, or maybe you want to take an unexpected route and mix and match shades! Whichever route you take, these will surely grab the attention of your guests and leave them envying these luxe accessories.
Velvet is back in a big way this season! Integrate it into your wedding in your outfit with a pretty velvet wrap (similar to the function of a faux fur stole) or a pair of chic velvet heels. In the physical space, add touches of velvet to your wedding in table runners, ribbons, favors, and even table numbers!
AVAILABILITY OF VENUES
Winter is the least popular season for weddings, which makes booking a venue significantly less competitive! Many locations are just as, if not more, beautiful in the winter. If you choose to marry at a snowy location, take advantage of the great outdoors for some truly magnificent photos (just don't wear your wedding shoes!). In addition to dates generally being more open, many venues have great offseason pricing deals. Who wouldn't want a beautiful venue at a better price simply because of the season?!
In general, the winter months (December, January, February, and sometimes March) are nearly always discounted among weddings vendors and venues. There is a little more room for negotiation when there isn't as much work to go around. Be sure to ask your florist, DJ, photographer, and videographer about their winter pricing. It never hurts to ask!
Speaking of your florist, consider all the beautiful natural elements of winter that you can incorporate in your wedding floral design. Evergreens, birch wood, winter berries, pinecones and snowy eucalyptus are among some of the most lovely textures you can choose.
Hopefully you are feeling excited by all the possibilities of an enchanting winter wedding. It really is "the most wonderful time of the year," so reach out to us for more information on how to embrace the season and plan your fairytale wedding that would out-glam any princess.