Fur shawls, glittering accents and opulent fabrics, are all winter wedding must haves! Yes, summer weddings are nice and more traditional but there are some downsides to consider. High heat and humidity could make a hot mess of the bride and their guest’s hair and makeup. Fitting your wedding into schedules between friend and family vacations. Bugs?? With winter weddings, you can avoid all of that and create a truly unique ambiance that few of your guests have experienced before.
Still on the fence about throwing a winter wedding? Then you’ll warm right up to these winter wedding advantages…
1. Be Your Own ‘Something New’
Barn weddings are cute and all but let’s face it most of us have been there and done that by now. Your winter wedding can be dramatic and elegant and something most of your guests have not yet experienced. Custom hot cocoa bars are relatively inexpensive and there are endless signature drink possibilities.
2. More Dates and Better Rates
Most locations and vendors book up quickly during the summer and fall months and come at the full rate, whereas those same locations and vendors are available, many times with discounts, during the colder months. You’ll have more flexibility to come in and set up early or break down late, as there’s likely not another event right after yours.
3. Striking Snowy Wedding Photos
If you’re blessed with a sprinkling of snow ahead of your big day, you can snap some stunning snowy wedding photos that’ll rival any sun-drenched summer snapshot. And luckily there is no shortage of snow in Northeast Ohio!
4. Cool, Calm and Collected
As cold as Ohio can be in the winter let’s face it summer can become pretty unbearable as well. Sitting in the heat and humidity can make guests irritated, cranky and sweaty. Not to mention spending hours getting glam for your big day only to end up a hot mess by the time photos are taken.
5. Complimentary Décor
Although the time of year might not be the reason you chose a winter wedding, there are many benefits to a celebration aligned with the holidays. Many venues are already decorated for the festive holiday season so depending on your theme you may be getting gorgeous additional décor at no charge!
6. Affordable Travel and Accommodations
Travel and hotel stays are at peak pricing in the summer and even fall. A winter wedding can allow guests to take advantage of off-season pricing for their travel and accommodation. The more the merrier right?!