By: Natalie Dedas, Sales & Events Coordinator
Who doesn’t want a snowy backdrop for all of their wedding photos?! Snow is everything. But in all seriousness, from event coordinator to client, Winter should be the prime time for all weddings. I will fill you in on a few planning secrets…
Booking a Date- Don’t let your world come crashing down when your venue of choice is booked on your wedding date. Typically, Saturdays book up first and most brides-to-be want a Saturday wedding. Look into the Winter months because there’s more availability, especially on Saturdays. Here’s why: Winter is corporate season. They mostly host their holiday parties on the weekdays, which is why you should be pouncing on these available Saturdays. Also- wedding vendors tend to be less busy and if you have your heart set on a certain florist that has 12 weddings every Saturday in May, chances are they will only have one or two on your Winter wedding date.
More Bang for Your Buck- In our industry, Winter is less busy. Enter, promotions and discounts. Many venues offer lower prices on facility rentals as well as catering and bar minimums. Don’t ever be afraid to ask your coordinator what promotions they offer at specific times of the year. You can always put the money you save towards another appetizer choice or specialty cocktails.
It the Most Wonderful Time of the Year- There’s a reason why we have a song titled this. The holidays allow many friends and family to take time off and head home or take a vacation. This is a the perfect opportunity for you to host all the most important people in your life without work or hectic schedules getting in the way. New Year’s Eve is becoming more and more popular for weddings. What better way to kick off the new year?
Endless Color Palette- If you’re a fan of color and want to incorporate this in your decor- there’s no better season. Experiment with your color palette. You do not need to feel restricted to any color scheme for this time of year, emerald is great, burgundy is classic and metallics are forever. Make your colors pop by adding some fun winter foliage!
Baby It’s Cold Outside- Another song title because it’s oh-so appropriate. Unlike Spring or Summer, where you never know what the weather is going to do… in Winter you know it’s going to be cold. You do not have to worry about rain or thunderstorms, you get the best alternative out there snow. You can prepare for this type of weather and your wedding festivities will be held indoors no matter what.
Your Hair- Obviously the most important reason was saved for last. Don’t waste cans of product trying to keep your hair from having its own zip code during the Summer. Ladies, you know what I mean. There is virtually no humidity in Winter. Let me just stress on that one more time, virtually NO humidity. Also, while on the subject, no sweating in your wedding dress because its not 98 degrees outside. Think about it.
Channel your inner Phoebe Buffay and shake things up a bit. Instead of sending out those invitations for a early Spring or Summer wedding (like everyone else), look at your options for the holiday season.