5 Reasons to Love a Holiday Wedding
We know the holidays are a busy time of the year for everyone, but there’s something about a holiday wedding we can’t resist! The snow is gently falling, the colors are rich and warm and everyone is in a jolly mood. If you’re considering a holiday wedding for yourself, here are five of the best things about planning your wedding for the most wonderful time of the year!
Minimal Decorations Needed
During this time of year, hotels, restaurants and many other venues are decked out in their holiday finest, meaning you won’t need to spend a ton to make the place look festive. Be sure to ask the venue coordinator what their holiday decorations look like so your decorations will complement theirs, not clash. For table decor you can take advantage of seasonally-priced pine boughs and twinkly lights to create aromatic table runners. Decorations that fit your theme will be easy to find and also easy to reuse in your home after the big day!
Taking Advantage of Off-Season Pricing
In general, June through September is considered peak wedding season, so booking your wedding for December or January could mean big savings on many vendors. You’ll also have less competition for a vendor’s time, meaning you’ll have a better chance of booking with your absolute favorite videographer! If you’re looking to stretch your wedding loan just a little farther, a holiday season wedding might be right for you.
People Are Already Traveling Home
If many of your friends and family will be traveling back to your hometown for the holidays, a holiday wedding can be a great way to kill two birds with one stone. They can attend your wedding while they’re home for the holidays and not have to spend extra on airfare to make it there. If you anticipate that a lot of people will be traveling a long way for your nuptials, just make sure you send your invitations well in advance so they can plan their travel schedules accordingly.
A Fun Theme Without Being Cheesy
The holidays can give you plenty of inspiration for a “theme” wedding without coming off as tacky or over the top. Use holiday colors in your florals and dresses to build your theme, but skip any Christmas characters or red, fur-trimmed outfits to keep things simple and sophisticated. Personalized ornaments or jars of Christmas candy are a few favor ideas that are perfectly on theme. The holidays are all about rich colors and sparkle, so use those as inspiration to pull off a holiday wedding that’s classy, not cheesy.
Fun Future Anniversaries
Planning a wedding for a holiday like New Year’s Day means you’ll almost always get it off from work in the coming years, which is a nice little perk. This makes it easy to plan anniversary getaways or even just fold your anniversary celebration into the many holiday celebrations that will be going on. When selecting your wedding date be sure to think about how the date will impact your future anniversaries.
These are just a few of the reasons why holiday weddings can be so magical! If you need any help capturing the moments from your big day don’t be afraid to reach out and see how we can help!