We know most couples first preference for their wedding day is sunshine, clear skies and lollipops... but hear us out - winter weddings are not all doom and gloom. In fact, far from it! While it may seem counterintuitive at first there are several advantages to embracing cold and wet season magic. Let's look at reasons why booking a winter wedding is a viable, if not smart, choice.
Unique venue options - Choosing to have your wedding during the cold and wet season opens up a world of unique venue possibilities. Indoor locations such as historic mansions, rustic barns with bonfires, or elegant ballrooms with roaring fire places provide a cozy and intimate setting, shielding you and your guests from the elements outside. These venues often have a distinct charm that complements the season, allowing you to create a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your special day.
Availability and costs - One of the practical advantages of opting for a wedding during the cold and wet season is the increased availability of venues and vendors. The peak wedding season often falls during the warmer months, resulting in high demand and limited availability. By choosing a less popular time of year, you can secure your preferred venue and vendors more easily, and sometimes at a lower cost. This can free up your budget for other aspects of your wedding or allow you to invest in additional details to make your day even more memorable.
Amazing photo opportunities - The cold and wet season offers a wonderful opportunity for unique and breathtaking wedding photography. Umbrella-clad couples strolling in the rain, overcast days providing dramatic shading, or the glow of candles in dimly lit spaces can result in stunning and artistic photographs. Talented photographers can capture the romance and intimacy of your wedding in ways that are distinct from traditional sunny wedding photos. Embrace the weather as a part of your wedding story, and you'll have a collection of photographs that are truly unforgettable.
Seasonal decor and cosy styling - From elegantly draped fairy light, sparkling crystals, candles, fires, cozy blankets, faux fur shawls, and rich warm colour palettes.. the possibilities are endless and stunning.
Memorable experiences and seasonal food - from cozying up under blankets during the ceremony to hot chocolate fountains or fondue, sitting around a fire and toasting marshmallows, stews and roasts, mulled wine, spiced apple cider, decadent dessert like molten chocolate lava cake... these small details can create lasting memories for you and your loved ones.
While a wedding during the cold and wet season may not be the traditional choice, it offers a plethora of advantages and unique opportunities. The intimate atmosphere, stunning backdrops, cost-effectiveness, fashion choices, and indoor creativity make a winter or rainy season wedding a magical experience. Embracing the elements and stepping away from the norm can create cherished memories and set your special day apart from the rest. So, dare to be different and consider a wedding that embraces the beauty and charm of the cold and wet season.