You’ve seen plenty of wedding photos, the bride and groom grinning ear to ear, surrounded by family, ready to start their new life together amidst a sunny day…
…but how important is the weather to your perfect day? Are you dead set on the idea of a summer wedding? Or have you considered that a winter wedding might be the ideal option for you.
So, before you start shopping for wedding rings at VVS Diamonds Online, we take you on a tour through the benefits to having a winter wedding, and how this could be an ideal match for you.
Less Competitions for Photographers
When it comes to finding a good photographer, you’re playing a constant game of tug-of-war, in the summer, anyway. But because winter weddings are still treated as a minority option, there is going to be less competition for photographers who will be more than happy to find filler for the winter period.
Discounted Venue Prices
The increasing availability doesn’t just extend to photographers. Venue suppliers aren’t going to have much in the way of business during the winter season, an issue you can remedy by showing an interest. And given the wide gaps in wedding dates, you may be able to haggle when it comes to the venue price.
We all associate weddings with the color white. But you may not have thought how snow might look in a wedding photo, giving your special day a ‘winter wonderland’ feel to it. Also, in some circles, snow is considered a sign of prosperity and fertility.
Summer is a time for enjoying the sun, booking holiday and filling out your calendar. For a summer wedding you might have wanted certain people to attend, but they couldn’t because they had other arrangements. But they’re not likely to be applying suntan lotion in the winter, meaning more people will turn up to join you on your special day.
More Manageable Weather
While we all enjoy the bright sun, many of us forget about the humidity and sweat that comes with summertime. A July wedding can feel like you’re standing in a furnace. But with winter weather, you can be more considered in your dress sense and adapt to the elements more closely. With summertime, your main choice is normally to boil for hours on end.
Tie it into the Holidays
If you want to go the extra mile and make it a wedding to remember, tie it into existing traditions. The last quarter of the year is rife with major holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and even Valentine’s Day maintains that winter presence. Soak up all the things that make these traditions stand out, from fancy dress to Christmas lights, to good food and put a stamp on your wedding’s identity.
Your wedding will possibly be the most important day of your life. You want to make sure it goes off without a hitch. A winter wedding gives you the opportunity to put a signature stamp on your wedding, something that reflects you, the traditions you’re upholding, the life you’ll be starting together, with much more variety on hand than if you went for a summer wedding.