Here in New England, Christmas and wintertime can be beautiful settings for a wedding. But there are some pros and cons to planning a wedding as the days get colder.
Decorating is easy. Most venues will be decorated for the holidays anyway, with things like lights and wreaths. Instead of spending a fortune on fresh flowers, you can work with your florist and save money using greenery and pine cones for things like centerpieces.
You might get stuck with a green-and-red theme. Sure, the venue is decorated, but the overwhelming color scheme is green and red. You certainly can pick other winter-friendly themes in your décor that will coordinate nicely. Use silver, gold or blue as your accent color, and it will give an overall winter look.
It’s a festive time of year. Every couple getting married wants the world to be as happy as they are. Holiday-centered weddings take those warm-and-fuzzy feelings and add them to your wedding happiness.
Weather can be unpredictable. Around here, that could mean, snow, ice, wind, rain, or all of the above! But every couple deals with unpredictability, whether it’s a heat wave in June or a snowstorm in January. Make your plans, then make your backup plans. Then, make your backup-backup plans.
It can be hard for families to travel. If you’re having relatives and friends come into town from all over, it may be more difficult for them to drop their holiday traditions to go to your wedding. If you’ve got your heart set on a holiday wedding, you may have to accept that there will be people who simply can’t make it. Know that it’s not a reflection of how they feel about you, it’s just a very busy season for some people.