There are many misconceptions about having a winter wedding, but there are even more advantages! Summer weddings can be amazing, but there are some downsides to consider. An extremely hot day could make a hot mess of a bride’s beautifully done hairstyle and makeup. With hectic summer schedules and vacations, a good portion of your guests might have to RSVP ‘no’ to your warm-weathered reception. That will affect your list of guests you want to share your special day with. With a winter wedding, you can avoid these potential issues. You can also take advantage of beautiful snowy backdrops for your wedding photos, holiday-themed wedding decorations, and more! From less stress over heat & humidity to more guest availability to better venue rates, check out the benefits that come with having a winter wedding.
With winter weddings, you can enjoy a lack of stress about the outdoor elements since they typically take place inside. The risk of rain and wind can make the planning extremely stressful and costly if you need to add a tent for an outdoor event in the warmer months. Additionally, guests can be exposed to heat and cold at outdoor weddings which can make them uncomfortable, and therefore less engaged on your big day. Simply taking Mother Nature out of the mix means less stress for you, your vendors, and your family & friends!
More Venue Dates with Better Rates!
Most locations and vendors book up quickly during the spring, summer, and fall months and come with a heftier price tag during these busier times of the year. The same venues and vendors are available for a lower price during the chiller months! Beyond that, because the winter months aren’t as busy as others, vendors will also be able to focus more of their attention on your wedding reception. This will automatically result in better service! Fall is especially tough for vendors and venues alike because they’re juggling so many events along with more brides, families, vendors, logistics, and tighter schedules overall.
Cheaper Travel and Hotel Accommodations
Travel and hotel stays are at peak pricing in the summer when school is out and families take vacations. Winter weddings allow your guests to take advantage of off-season pricing for their travel and hotel options. This applies even more if it’s a destination wedding. This is a plus for you and all of your guests as certain honeymoon destinations will have preferred winter pricing as well.
Best Time for a Black Tie Wedding Reception
If you’re planning a formal black tie wedding, you’ll hear much less complaining from your guests in black tie attire in the colder months! Tuxedos weren’t meant for the heat of outdoor summer ceremonies and 80° cocktail hour. They're the perfect choice for indoor winter weddings, as are gowns covered in sequins.
The Summer Heat Can Affect Your Overall Mood
Some people don’t deal well with the summer heat. It makes them irritated, cranky, and a sweaty mess. When it comes to weather, you can always add layers to combat the cold, but in the hotter months, well, you can’t exactly take off your clothes! So if you’re stressed about being hot and sweaty on your special day, a winter wedding might be the way to go.
Beautiful Snowy Wedding Photos
If you’re blessed with a dusting of snow on or before your big day, you can snap some stunning snowy wedding photos that will rival any sun-drenched summer snapshots. And even before you relive the memories through your photos, you get a gorgeous backdrop for the entirety of your wedding day!
Bonus: Free Decorations!
There are countless benefits of having a wedding celebration during the holidays. One that's often overlooked is the fact that any venue you select will be already be decorated for the holiday season! This adds a more celebratory feel to your wedding day instantly, and it comes at no extra cost to you. It also brings the holiday spirit to both the celebration itself, and all of the treasured photos taken on the big day!
We LOVE winter weddings! Get in touch today to discuss the entertainment for your nippy nuptials. We can't wait to hear about your polar plans and help out with your arctic arrangements. Let's make this frosty festivity one to remember!
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Panico Entertainment Boston is a mobile entertainment company providing DJ, emcee, lighting and event planning solutions for weddings, corporate, school dances, private parties and any other event requiring professional entertainment services.