Is it cheaper to have a wedding in winter?

Winter tends to be much cheaper, unless you are planning a December wedding, when you will be competing with company parties and other non-wedding events for those desired dates. Of course, the location of the venue has a big impact as prices go up and down. Winter weddings can also be cheaper for your family and friends. If your family gets together every year to celebrate Thanksgiving or one of the other winter holidays, it may make sense to get married at a time when everyone will be in town.

Buying a single airline ticket for a November or December trip will cost much less than buying one ticket for a summer wedding and another for holiday travel. Winter weddings are often considered by many newly engaged couples because winter weddings can sometimes be cheaper. Since the wedding season usually extends through the summer and into early autumn, winter can be a cost saving time for suppliers who want to fill their schedule in the "off months". Fewer couples choose winter weddings, which means less competition for dates and lower prices.

Winter weddings offer a different set of planning considerations, and with the money you save on suppliers, you can spend on your warm and romantic honeymoon, splurge on the venue, or hire the entertainment of your dreams. Plus, with winter weddings, you can get really creative with flowers, given the nature of winter décor. I love winter weddings: you can choose a totally different décor to the rest of the year. Also, if you expect to serve your guests a real meal instead of small hors d'oeuvres, then a winter wedding is the perfect time to have your ceremony.

Winter can not only be a beautiful time of year for a wedding, but it can also be the key to a more frugal wedding. Still, even if you miss out on these particular sales, you're likely to find your dress at a discount anyway, as winter isn't typically a busy wedding season. Flower costs, for example, can be more expensive at a winter wedding if the flowers you want are not in season and have to be imported, she says. Some couples opt to do without wedding insurance, but for winter weddings there is a greater risk of bad weather spoiling the day.

However, you need to consider whether such a venue meets not only your requirements, but also those of a winter wedding. But there are several reasons why throwing a winter wedding might be better in terms of planning and budget. Francesca DiSalvo-Follmer, owner of Pure Luxe Bride, lives in the South, in Charleston, South Carolina, and points out that one of the advantages of winter weddings is the lack of humidity, which, if you're from the South, you know is a big plus. Dezhda Dee Gaubert, owner of No Worries Event Planning, loves winter weddings because you don't have to worry about the elements, as they tend to be held indoors.

But if you opt for a winter wedding, no one will be expecting it, people will have enough money to come to your wedding and bring a nice gift, and everyone will be looking forward to experiencing this type of event with you. We hope you have a great and wonderful wedding no matter when you decide to get married, but from the looks of it, winter is the best time to say "I do".

Mary Westlund
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