Save money with a winter wedding
Although summer is the most popular time to get married, there are plenty of advantages to getting married in the winter months. So if you're planning a wedding but are yet to settle on a date, why not consider breaking away from tradition and getting more for your money with a winter wedding?
Many venues offer great deals in the winter months but ramp their prices up in the summer, so if you have a certain space in mind booking it in winter can make it much more affordable. Both hotels and specialist wedding venues offer big discounts on their wedding packages over the winter, and even the fees to hire churches are lower. You can also get great deals on other services too � everything from entertainers to caterers are liable to slash their rates once the summer rush is over.
Winter weddings can be easier for your guests too. With children off school, holidays planned and often many other weddings to attend, squeezing a summer wedding into their schedule can be hard for many people. Getting married in the winter, however, generally means that people have a lot more free time. Extras like accommodation are often cheaper in the winter too, so your guests won't have to spend a fortune to celebrate with you.
In fact, the only downside to a winter wedding is the weather � but as long as you wrap up warm (fur cloaks make excellent and stylish wedding accessories) and provide plenty of comfort for your guests (check out venues with working fireplaces for a really cosy atmosphere) the festive feel created by cold weather can be a positive rather than a negative point.
So whether you're planning an intimate gathering of family and friends or a big celebration for hundreds of guests, getting married in the winter could save you big bucks.