The Winter Bride: Advantages of Winter Weddings

Bride having a winter wedding

Have you chosen your wedding date? It’s one of the first decisions you’ll make as an engaged couple. The question is...will you want a summer wedding or a winter wedding? Many women will opt for a summer wedding for obvious reasons - warm temperatures, outdoor pictures in beautiful gardens, and no snowy/mucky weather. Although summer weddings are lovely, there are some great advantages of being a winter bride, so don’t count out the winter months! Here are a few benefits:

  • More venue dates: As many women veer towards the summer months for their pending nuptials, there are less dates available to choose from. As a winter bride, you may have better luck finding dates that work for you.

  • Less costly: As the winter months are in the off-season, the costs tend to be cheaper. You’ll be surprised at the dinner options you can get at reduced prices, a clear advantage of winter weddings!

  • Winter accessories: There’s something to be said about beautiful winter accessories. Think about the lovely capelets or wedding coats you could be wearing as a winter bride. I don’t know about you, but I love to stay warm!

  • Winter wedding photos: Summer weddings are synonymous with beautiful garden pictures. Don’t forget the stellar photos you could be taking in the winter months as well! There’s a reason why they call it a winter wonderland. Imagine a snowy, picturesque wedding photo with you and your handsome groom. Crisp, white, beautiful.

  • Don’t have to deal with unmanageable hair: Any woman with natural curls knows that frizzy hair comes with the territory, especially when the weather is humid. One clear advantage of winter weddings is that you don't have to deal with all that humidity!

  • Excessive heat: Heat can make things very uncomfortable for the bridal party. Imagine wearing a long, sometimes heavy wedding dress on a sweltering hot day. And for the groom, wearing a black tux will surely attract heat! You won’t have to worry about this excessive heat at a winter wedding.

  • Unique transportation options: If you’ve ever dreamed of a sleigh ride or a horse and carriage ride, why not take advantage of it on your wedding, depending on where you are getting married? It’s beautiful and magical at the same time.

  • Cheaper for guests: Winter weddings are also more cost effective for the guests as well. Hotels and flights are cheaper in the off-season, also a great advantage of winter weddings.

Weddings in the summer are fantastic, and remember that there are plenty of benefits to being a winter bride as well! The advantages for winter weddings are many, whether it’s better availability for venue dates or lower costs for you and your guests, it’s become a great option for couples over the years!  

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