When planning your big day, it is very common for couples to opt toward a wedding in January or February. However, there is a lot to consider before finalizing your decision. Check out below for some quick pros and cons of a winter wedding!
Pro: You will save money. A winter wedding is typically viewed as “off season”, which leaves room for negotiating when it comes to pricing. Having your weddings between January and March allows you to save nearly half of what you would have spent if your wedding took place during the spring or summer months.
Con: The threat of inclement weather. A light, beautiful snowfall may make your photos look stunning, but what if that perfect snowfall turns into a dreadful rainfall? The possibility of bad weather increases slightly as you roll into the winter months. If bad weather prevails, the chance of your friends and family getting to your venue may become a bit of a challenge, resulting in less guests attending (and tons of money spent on food going to waste!).
Pro: Easier time booking vendors. For the spring/summer brides, their vendors need to be booked well in advance since those are prime seasons for weddings. With a winter wedding, odds are that more vendors will be available and waiting to be hired.
Con: Majority of pictures will be taken inside. If there is a foot of snow on the ground, odds are you won’t be taking pictures outside. As long as your venue provides you with beautiful photo opportunities inside, you will be good to go!
Pro: A winter wedding is unique. Having a winter wedding enables you to stray away from the “norm” of a spring/summer wedding and create a one of kind wedding experience of your own!
Con: Not getting the flowers you want. With the ground covered in snow, your typical wedding flowers may not be in season. If your heart is set on something that is more ideal during the spring/summer months, you may have to pay extra to get them shipped to your venue. Depending on the flowers, this can get quite costly.