According to The Knot, only 5% of weddings take place during winter. With this considered, a celebration in the wintertime has many unique qualities you may have never thought of. If you’re planning your special day and are considering the time of year to schedule the celebration, then contemplate winter for these four qualities below.
Affordable accommodations are easier to find during the holiday season. With lower prices due to this decrease in traffic in winter, you and your wedding guests will have more options for accommodation and save money when traveling for the celebration! There are also venues that offer lower prices for bookings during the cold season.
Festive Food & Drink Options
Unlike any other time of the year, winter is the time to pull out all the stops and enjoy fun, festive food and drink options. Drink options that will please your guests include hot chocolate, egg nog cocktails, mulled wine, and Christmas cosmos. Holiday food options to serve can include gingerbread, olive wreaths, cranberries, and festive cookies. Guests are guaranteed to feel the jolly spirit of the season after indulging in this menu.
Increase in Venue Availabilities
Winter weddings present an increase in venue availability for a bride and groom. While popular venues may take months for you to schedule your wedding in the summer and autumn, they are more likely to have availability in the winter. Additionally, popular venues typically lower their rates in the colder months due to the decrease in traffic. With these two variables considered, not only will you and your partner get your dream venue with no hassle, but you will also be saving money for spending on other aspects of the celebration.
Bonus Holiday Decorations
If you choose to have a winter wedding, then you will probably incorporate holiday decorations into your ceremony and reception space. Examples of decorations that pair well with a wedding celebration include holly garland, twinkling lights, pine cones, and candles. Thankfully, you and your partner may not have to buy many decorations if you have a winter wedding. Various venues are known to have decorations already displayed during the holiday season when a ceremony is happening at the location. This factor means that you will be saving time and money for your special day.
After exploring the four unique qualities of winter weddings, it may feel like the perfect celebration for you and your partner. Begin researching your options for a wedding during the holiday season today and get in touch with us to start planning your wedding!