Pros and Cons of a Wedding During Christmas Time
When couples plan a wedding, they have many things to consider. One of the most important things they need to choose is the date of the wedding. There are many brides and grooms who decide to have a wedding in the winter. When choosing a winter wedding, there are certain pros and cons to consider.
Winter Colors Look Elegant
One of the pros of a winter wedding is that the colors of winter look great with a winter wedding theme. Colors like white, silver, and Tiffany blue look elegant and appropriate with a winter wedding. Elegant trims like fur, pearls, and sequins also add to the ambiance of a winter wedding theme. Evergreen trees and big flowers also look elegant.
Magical Qualities of a Christmas Wedding
Winter weddings can have very magical qualities. Because winter is cold, the brides can add extra fabric and trims to their dresses and to their decorations. Rich fabrics, like heavy velvets and brocades can only be used during a winter wedding and these fabrics provide a sensual backdrop where fine fabrics like tulle and silk can fall flat. Brides can choose themes like wintery castles or winter wonderlands and not feel silly.
There are some cons to having a winter wedding. One of the cons is the unpredictability of the weather. If you are holding a wedding in a part of the country where the winter weather can cause travel difficulties, you could have problems with the guests arriving on time or at all if the weather is bad. If you are expecting to take pictures in a snowy scene, you could have no snow at all. Winter days can also be gloomy and gray, which may not be ideal for a winter-themed photo shoot.
Holiday Vacation Plans
Another con to a Christmas wedding is that people do travel during the Christmas vacation time. Many people plan their Christmas vacations a year in advance, so they might have plans that cannot be changed which would make them miss your wedding. To prevent this from happening, it would be a good idea to send out ‘Save the Date’ cards a good year in advance of a Christmastime wedding.
Expenses of a Christmas Wedding
Something to consider with a Christmas wedding is that you will end up spending more money on many of the services that you need. Because the holidays are busy times for caterers and for travel, many of the services simply cost more because they are in high demand. You will also spend more on a wedding dress because it will have more fabric than a summer dress has. Flowers may cost more because they are not in-season, especially if you live in an area with four distinct seasons.
If you are set on having your wedding during the Christmas season, there are many ways to make the wedding memorable. Your loved ones will find the way to make it to your event and support you and your partner on your new life together.