Why Should You Choose a Winter Wedding Date?
When most people think of Long Island, they picture our spectacular beaches and the sun setting over the ocean. However, winter on Long Island is equally as beautiful — with spontaneous snowfalls and gorgeous scenery to match. Getting married this time of year is often a possibility that is overlooked, but Long Island Bridal Expo has some reasons for why a Winter Wedding date is a great idea.
- More Availability
Generally, vendors and venues are less busy in the colder months; so you have a greater chance of securing the date and company that you desire. This can also result in more affordability, as many companies cut rates in their off-season. Not to mention, many of your guests may already have secured time off from work, especially around the holidays.
- Celebrate with Comfort Food
In the winter, many people treat themselves to warm fare: such as casseroles, pasta, soups, stews and decadent desserts. You have the ability to get much more creative with your menu, as absolutely nothing is off-limits. Many guests will be more likely to indulge themselves than they would be in the warmer months, especially on hot beverages such as coffee, cocoa, or tea.
- You’ll Look Great!
One of the greater perks of having a winter wedding is that you can dress as warm as you’d like. This allows you many more options in choosing a dress and accessories. Go for long sleeves, or a delicate shawl or fur wrap. Whatever you choose, you won’t have to worry about being overdressed for the occasion. Your male guests will be thankful that the weather isn’t too warm for the heavy suits and jackets they’ll most likely be wearing. Not to mention, your hair and makeup will look great without the humidity and sweat of summer.
- It’s Original
There is romance in the air in winter. If the weather happens to be mild, you may be able to incorporate the outside grounds into your photographs. If it’s inclement weather, you may have a greater amount of privacy, as the outside grounds are likely to be unoccupied. The days might be shorter, but the natural light of the season makes for impressive photo opportunities. There is also a strong possibility that there will not be too many weddings around the date you choose, so your guests will be eager to celebrate with you; and you won’t have to worry about another wedding interfering with yours.
Be sure to register for our next Long Island Bridal Show to further explore all of the possibilities for your Winter Wedding, and to meet vendors that would love to help plan your special day.