There are many reasons why winter weddings are trending right now! We personally believe that there is a certain magic that happens in the winter months of January-March that can set your wedding apart from the typical “wedding season.” Your event will be unique from your friends, your dream vendors will be more readily available, and your budget will go further.
For all those couples still deciding on a wedding date or season, we hope our top 5 reasons encourage you to consider the advantages of a winter wedding!
1. THE SNOW
Snow can make a stunning backdrop to a wedding – seriously, there aren’t many things more beautiful than freshly fallen snow. With our remodel at Brookshire, the walls of windows on both sides of the main space have couples feeling like they are in a snow globe in the most magical way!
AND the winter lighting for photography! The winter light is dreamy and makes for the best wedding photos that a bright summer light just can’t replicate.
Pro Tip: The indoor space looks the same in winter as it does in the summer!
2. PRICING & DATES
Whether couples are budget-conscious or want to spend their funds on a 7-day honeymoon instead of investing more in their reception, winter is a wonderful option to help with both! Pricing in off-season months generally comes with a discount as well as a few additional enhancements to make their ceremony + reception the event of the season!
With more date availability from favorite vendors, couples won’t have to worry about planning their wedding day!
3. WINTER DÉCOR
There are some seriously beautiful flowers in-season through the winter months! If they are accented with a rich color palette and the warm glow of candles, this can make the perfect wintry wedding décor.
Let’s break this down:
Candlelight has a way of creating a feeling of intimacy and warmth couples can’t get in the spring and summer months.
Clean and monochromatic table décor makes for a perfectly modern and contemporary winter wedding OR jewel tones when couples want a more intimate and relaxed feel.
Sticking with the classic whites or wintry foliage & berries that look gorgeous in centerpieces and bouquets is the perfect way for our couples to embrace the seasonal blooms.
4. THE COZY ACCESSORIES
Winter cozy accessories are a must! For winter couples + the wedding party attire, it’s the perfect time to choose that long-sleeved wedding dress, thicker fabrics like velvet, or adding layers to the wedding dress. And for the men? A classic black suit and tie. Plus, couples can add fun accessories like shawls, fur wraps, gloves, and even cute boots!
Let’s not forget the guests! Set out cozy blankets as a wedding favor or accents to the space for guests to use while they cuddle by a s’more or hot chocolate bar.
5. COMFORT MENU & CREATIVE ENHANCEMENTS
Winter months can be the perfect time to serve our couples’ favorite comfort foods. From cocktail hour to the reception, serve foods that will warm everyone’s stomachs. Consider items like soup & grilled cheese shooters for appetizers and meat & mashed potatoes for entrees.
Couples adore our winter add-ons like our Hot Cocoa Bar and Indoor S’mores station. Both make great options to enhance your evening!
Pro-tip: End the night with a late-night snack before guests head off into the cold evening by serving them something warm and hearty. We’re looking at you – macaroni & cheese, flatbread pizzas, and mini sliders!
And one last bonus tip: A tropical honeymoon will feel EVEN more luxurious after a winter wedding!
Have no fear with considering a winter wedding for you + your partner! We are here to help assist you in making your wedding uniquely you, so reach out to us so we can get your winter date secured!