Winter wedding does not only save your wedding budget, but also offer you many surprises. Now, let’s take a look at winter wedding advantages.
1. Picture this
Winter’s overcast weather creates flattering, ambient lighting. Plus, you don’t have to worry about squinting into the sun during the portrait session.
2. They’re all yours
There are fewer public holidays during the cold months-which is ideal if you’re planning a multi-day event, as your guests’ accommodation options are likely to be plentiful and more budget-friendly. Furthermore, your wedding is unlikely to clash with your guests’ own holiday weekend plans. Even boutique luxury accommodation has reduced room rates, so you can get luxe for less. However, if you’re planning a ski resort destination wedding, you’ll be competing for space with thousands of snow-goers, so you’ll need to book accommodation well in advance.
Tip: Consider the season when making your honeymoon plans. While it’s winter on our side of the earth, it’s summer elsewhere. If you fancy taking off after your wedding to enjoy the romance of an Australian summer, then our winter is the time to go.
3. The menu’s hearty
In terms of your mid-winter menu, couples may think of favourite winter comfort foods, so that the menu hits the spot.
Hearty dishes are the order of the day, and shared platters on the table is a big trend right now. successful winter dishes include: roast lamb and chicken platters with gourmet potatoes, lamb shanks, and beef and garlic sausages.
Tip: Winter lends itself to warming drink themes. Treat your friends and family to mulled wine, hot apple cider or steaming cups of hot chocolate.
4. Pamper Party
If hitting the bars in towns seems a little ‘been there, done that’ for your hen party, suggest to your bridesmaids that they make the most of winter by embracing the season.
Why not pack up and head off to the mountains for a ski/snowboard weekend? By organizing a group lesson for newbies even the most timid snow bunnies can enjoy hitting the slopes.
If pampering is more your thing, what better place to kick back in winter than the hot pools?
Tips: Winter is the off-peak season for idyllic places. Check websites to find an amazing deal on a cosy cabin where you and your girlfriends can rug up by the fire.