Winning with a Winter Wedding
They say when you marry in June, you're a bride all your life. What they don't say is that you are going to have fierce competition with other brides for the venues and vendors you want, pay a 'summer wedding upcharge' for food, bands, cakes, bridesmaids dresses, tuxes, and pretty much everything else. Maybe it's time for you to consider the advantages of having a winter wedding.
Why A Winter Wedding
Winter weddings are growing in popularity with brides across the country, and it's easy to see why. In addition to being more affordable, snowy landscapes make a romantic backdrop for saying your I-do's.
During the winter, popular wedding venues are less in demand than they are during the summer, making it less likely that you will have to cut your reception short to avoid running into another couple's time, saving you an extra layer of stress on your big day.
Winter weddings are easier on your friends and family as well. During the summertime, many of your friends and relatives have tons of weddings to attend and buy gifts for. If you don't start asking well ahead of time, your bridesmaids could already be booked on your big day.
During the winter, there are plenty of holiday weekends to choose from that friends and family will likely already be off work for, and Black Friday sales and specials make it more likely that you will get the items on your registry, plus a few more. And who doesn't want more gifts?
Winter Wedding Dresses and Bridal Party Colors
Finding beautiful wedding and bridesmaids dresses for winter weather is also much easier than trying to find the right summertime swag. Adding a faux fur cape or a delicate knit shawl if you get cold is an easier fix than trying to take layers off if you get too hot.
Winter weddings also give you more choices when it comes to color schemes than their summer counterparts. Jewel tones, metallics and fresh, rustic color palettes lend themselves beautifully to winter white backdrops.
Things To Keep In Mind When Planning Your Winter Wedding
Flawlessly executing your winter wedding ideas can be a breeze if you keep a few simple rules in mind. First, Make sure you have layers available for yourself and your bridal party as temperatures can drop off sharply on winter evenings. If you're planning a location wedding, make sure guests plan to arrive at least one day early, just in case flights get delayed due to inclement weather in other parts of the country.
Most winter wedding venues have lovely, rustic decor that lends itself to a host of color schemes and styles. Be sure that the location you choose has plenty of room to accommodate your guests, their luggage and their outerwear.
Winter Weddings at Hollow Hill
Hollow Hill is your go-to Weatherford winter wedding venue. Our lodge sleeps 20, making it an ideal alternative to a hotel for keeping the entire bridal party under one roof. Our charming, rustic design is the perfect backdrop for your winter wedding decor. We have plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces for you to take wedding photos. Enjoy some delicious smores next to our beautiful rustic Fire-Pit, watched over by original metal art pieces. The wedding venue rental also includes an indoor ballroom with free wi-fi, a crystal clear digital sound system, 10 hours of exclusive facility rental and 250 chairs for you and your guests.
Come visit Hollow Hill and let the pristine, natural setting inspire your rustic wedding ideas. Experience the facility that is the winner of WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award for Best Wedding Venue in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and The Knot Awarded Best of Weddings from 2015-2018. Our expert staff will be happy to assist you in planning the ideal winter wedding.