After your engagement, the next thing you have to decide is the actual day when you finally tie the knot. When choosing the date, you obviously want everything to be perfect, which includes choosing the right season. In fact, the season you choose may affect your wedding.
If you want a holiday wedding, the ideal season for you is the winter, but if you want a colorful wedding, the fall season is ideal. Once you have decided on the type of wedding you would like, you have the choice of between fall and winter. Below are fall and winter wedding ideas that will help you save the best date for your event.
Depending on where you live in the U.S., fall is known to be brisker compared to the preceding summer months with averages striking 72 degrees in Florida and 27 degrees in Alaska. If you opt for a fall wedding, it’s advisable that you keep a close eye on the weather forecast and advice guests to carry warm top clothing. If holding the event outdoors, make sure there’s a contingency plan.
Winter weather strikes between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s and features a white background that would make for the perfect wedding. Unfortunately, you can never trust the weather to cooperate, especially if there’s an outdoor photo shoot session in your itinerary. In addition, the weather may make it difficult for some of your guests to arrive at your destination.
The Pros and Cons
A fall wedding means that there are beautiful foliage, typical temperatures, and plenty of décors inspired by the season. In addition, since the peak wedding season is just waning in most parts, it is easier for you to get a venue and highly recommended vendors. However, the autumn weather is unpredictable, certain holidays may conflict with your wedding date, and Daylight Savings Time can affect timing for photos and even the ceremony.
A wintry wedding is all about cozy winter décor (think faux fur, metallics, and cozy accents) and possible off-season discounts for tropical honeymoons. In addition, your guests likely have time off and can travel for the ceremony, and vendors are more willing to offer discounts. On the other hand, several holidays can make fixing a date tricky, the weather is unpredictable, weather-related delays can be expected, and sunset comes early.
Lots of browns, deep reds, and oranges characterize fall weddings; colors that mimic nature’s color palette while providing warmth to any décor. If you would rather take the modern way, you can opt for neutral shades such as slate grey, champagne, and cream.
For the winter weddings, it’s advisable you go beyond the traditional winter white, red, and green color palette. Instead, consider getting pieces in dazzling silver, gold, moody plums, and emeralds, or warm berry and cream tones from places such as Azazie.
Fall is your best opportunity to jump on the edible wedding favors trend. Such favors include pomegranates for color, candy apples, maple syrup in cute bottles, and even mini donuts.
For the winter wedding, consider gifting guests with a Frasier fir-scented candle or a ceramic mug. You can also thank guests with delicious edible favors such as candy canes, DIY hot cocoa cones, or even mulling spices.
Finally, a fall or winter wedding can be a huge money-saver for your guests, especially if they are traveling at a time that is not high season in your area. However, when choosing a date for your wedding, it’s critical you keep an eye out for major sporting events or holidays, so guests reap all the benefits of off-season travel.