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The most romantic months of the year. Maximum coziness. All the festivities. Do we even need to tell you anything? Winter is basically a season conspiring for you and your partner to have the most romantic wedding ever! So, of course, you have all the reasons to consider a winter wedding. Granted it is not the first season you might want to consider, with breezy spring weather and crisp autumn pulling a strong competition, but when you finally land on winter as a plausible option, you can't go back. Think quietly falling snow, the warm glow of a cozy celebration, the frosty outdoors bringing the people indoors together in a tight-knit bond. There is magic outdoors and contentment indoors and there can't be a more magical setting to set your life off to a great start. Even though winter weddings are not the first thought in most couples, they have a lot to offer. From the attractive off-season budgets, dreamy setting, and awesome food, winter weddings are surely full of possibilities! Let us go through some reasons which will restore your faith in why you should consider a winter wedding.
Dreamy and Romantic: There is a dreamy romanticism attached to a winter wedding which is unlike anything else. It is like you have suddenly slipped into the magical world of Anna and Elsa, and the display of nature never gets stale. The slow fall of fresh snow outside, the warm glow of the celebrations indoors, the love brewing in your heart, and the pristine beauty of nature all come together to make even your most wayward winter wedding dreams come true. There is something about being tucked indoors, safe from the extreme weather which makes things so romantic and "hygge" that you will essentially be creating a lasting memory not just for you, but for your guests as well.
All the comfort food: Food in a wedding is of extreme importance at weddings, but even more so when it is a winter wedding! Eating is less about nutrition and more about comfort when the weather gets cold and nippy. While summer weddings call for salads, light appetizers, cold cocktails, and barbequed fillets of fish, winter food is more for the soul. This means bringing in all the soups, steaks, hot cocoa, and warm baked goods! Comfort food at a winter wedding is priceless and will have your guests excited and feeling content! So let there be seconds(and thirds), let the warm cider flow, and let it be a truly awesome wedding!
Festive glory: While the wedding bells ring, the jingle bells can be heard too, and this essentially means all the more reason to celebrate! Whether it is Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah, or the thrill of entering a new year, the air crackles with excitement and for all the right reasons. Let your wedding day be infused with the festivities, and add a bit more magic to your already magical day! You can very well incorporate the festive decor into your wedding, adding a festive flavor to your wedding celebrations. Not only is it natural to lean on to the already prevalent festivities, but it also makes it easier on the couple, as most wedding venues will already be sporting a festive decor!
Snowy picture-perfect landscapes: The earth wears a perfect dusting of snow, painting the landscapes in the most magical glory! This means the couple hosting their wedding in winter will not have to scavenge for the perfect spot for their wedding portraits, or the perfect setting for the wedding ceremony as the world is their oysters and every frame is just perfect! With the backdrop dressing in the perfect white veil, every photograph is promised to be just perfect, and that too, without many decorations to distract from the pretty view. Bundle up with your sweetheart and pose in the crisp outdoors, and every time you look at your pictures, it will be every bit as magical as your wedding day. While the garden, beach, or countryside scenery of spring and summer weddings are very pretty too, there is nothing like a white wedding in a frosty wonderland! Also, not enough can be said about snowy twilights!
Bonus Decoration: If your wedding happens to coincide with the most wonderful time of the year, you might also save a buck or two on decorations! Although the time of year might not be the reason you chose a winter wedding, there are happy benefits which will come in your way, like the seasonal decorations which will come as a bonus with your chosen venue! As the venues will already be decked up in seasonal decor, your wedding will also be able to benefit from it!
Save on the off-season cheaper cost: One of the best perks of a winter wedding? The sweet discounts and off-season cheaper prices that the vendors offer! June through September are the most popular months to get married, making the winter months essentially "off-season." Since vendors have a more relaxed schedule in the winter months, their quotations are generally a lot more relaxed too. Result? You might end up saving a ton of money on the venue, flowers, decor, and dresses, amongst other vendors, just by being open to a lesser popular season! If you are on a budget or are just not willing to spend a huge amount on a summer wedding, winter nuptials might be just the right thing for you!
Milder competition: Have been pinning on that lovely designer wedding gown for months? Or do you have a special wedding venue in mind that will work out perfectly with your wedding vision? Go ahead, because chances are that it's probably up for grabs! Since weddings are not happening as much in winter, there is thinner competition for you, which means you get to get exactly what you have your heart set on! While this is especially true for that favorite dress or that perfect band, it is also true for other vendors, like your caterer, wedding photographer, or florist! This ensures that your wedding is special and exclusive and doesn't look like every other wedding out there!
Cosiness amplifies: A winter wedding hosting provides several opportunities for you to welcome your guests into a blanket of coziness, and the possibilities are endless. entertaining in colder weather is all about huddling together and basking in the cold weather in the company of good people, food, and ambiance! Having a fire pit to sit around as the evening grows, and arranging for s’mores instantly creates an inviting ambiance. Keep baskets with warm blankets for your guests to get into, and also, keep a variety of warm drinks too, like spicy mulled wine or hot chocolates topped with whipped cream & marshmallows. That is sure to be an instant crowd-pleaser.
A unique experience: While there is certainly an allure in a summer wedding, it is obvious that after the 15th summer wedding of the season, things start to look a little common. Being the popular month for weddings, summer weddings tend to look a little overdone. So when a wedding happens at different timing, with a different setting and a different mood altogether, it breaks the monotony in the most perfect way! Winter weddings not only make the bride and groom's wedding experience feel exclusive and special, but it also tends to be a unique experience for the guest who drops by! To amp up the uniqueness, you can also go for unique cold-weather wedding themes, whether it is a nordic theme or celestial setting, or something completely different!
Fashionably experimental: While wedding whites are the norm, seasonally too, the color makes sense, given the hot and humid weather! However, when you get married in the colder months, the choice of color is yours to pick from! This is the perfect window for the adventurous brides to experiment with deeper darker hues, jewel tones, thicker fabrics, textures like fur, sequins, and more! The cold weather also encourages brides to go for an untraditional darker wedding dress choice, or for a fun addition to their outfit with dramatic capes, shawls, and such. Whether it is with your apparel or your decor theme, winter offers more freedom in terms of color usage and layering textures, leaving behind a rich and unique setting for you to host your wedding amidst!
Tropical honeymoons and destination weddings: Have you noticed how a cup of hot chocolate is more enticing when there is a cold blizzard outside to add to the coziness? Likewise, isn't the summer's sunny weather a bit sweeter in the middle of winter? One of the best things about a winter wedding, as it makes flying away to the sunny shores for a tropical honeymoon a lot more appealing! If you are not a fan of the cold though, you can also consider hosting a destination wedding somewhere warm and tropical, and it will feel more luxurious! It not only provides contrast in temperature, making the escapade a lot more enchanting and romantic, it also makes your wedding feel a lot more dramatic and movie-like!
Dreamy winter blooms: Have you noticed how many amazing winter flowers are in season in winter. While spring boasts of its own spread of blooms, winter has its own answer to warm weather flowers! From chrysanthemums and amaryllis to roses and lilies all bloom in the colder months. Winter floral decorations can also include several seasonally appropriate additions like evergreen foliage and berries, pinecones, and twigs, among others! Even if you choose to go simple with just winter foliage against the frosty white backdrop, the impact will be jaw-droppingly beautiful!
No to humidity: Summer days are warm and pleasant, but did you forget about the humidity which tends to fluff up your hair and adds shine to your makeup? And not in a cute way, too! One of the best perks of a winter wedding is not having to deal with the sweltering heat, sweating away in your wedding dress, and spending hours in your hair and makeup, only to see it getting messed up in just a few hours! We are sure you will take the draft of wind than that humidity in a blink!
No Wedding Fatigue: Save-the-dates keep on piling up, and every other day is jam-packed with weddings, slowly but surely your family and friends can start to get a serious case of wedding fatigue. Summer months see a lot of weddings and it is difficult to get excited about every one of these weddings! However, having your wedding day in a month which is a bit less popular will have your guests excited for the wedding day and enables them to enjoy it to the fullest. A winter wedding will actually have your close ones counting down the days and have them show up to celebrate with a renewed zest!
No weather stress: Winter wedding means an indoor ceremony, with potentially sneaking outdoors for a few photographs, with the weather being out of the equation, you won't have to stress at length about any external elements like rain, wind or even blizzard! With the celebration being contained indoors, the elements have little role to play in your wedding, except for gracing your event with its exceptional beauty of course! This will automatically take a lot of stress out of your wedding day, and you can enjoy the event to its fullest.
Winters are full of cozy settings, magical misty mornings, crisp nights, and magic. Hosting your wedding on a winter day will open you up for all the enchantments that this season brings. It is something about winter that brings a sense of romance into everything and adds to it the festive glory, and there is no place like a cold winter day for your dream wedding vision to come true. If you want some added dimensions and oodles of coziness on your special day, while still saving a pretty penny, and getting easy availability to your favorite vendors, a winter wedding might be just what your romantic heart desires.
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