When Should You Get Married? Part 2 - Fall and Winter Weddings
In our last post, we talked about the pros and cons of having a wedding in the spring or summer. For the second installment in this series, we'll cover fall and winter weddings. Here's what you need to know about having your wedding in either of these seasons.
- The heat of the summer has gone by this point, so you and your guests can feel free to wear long sleeves if you like. Shawls and wraps are great for this type of occasion, allowing you and your attendees to keep warm, look great and still stay comfortable.
- Fall colors can make for incredible wedding photos. The stark contrast between the white dress and the red and orange leaves can be stunning. You can incorporate these colors into your wedding color palette as well to keep the theme in time with the season.
- Depending on the location for your wedding, you may have weather complications to deal with. Rain, wind and other issues may put a damper on the affair if you are planning an outdoor wedding. Be sure to have a backup plan in place in case the weather doesn't cooperate.
- Children will just be heading back to school, so this can cause complications for any of your guests who have kids. The farther in advance you can let your guests know about your wedding, the more likely it will be that they will be able to make the necessary arrangements.
- Winter is not a popular season for weddings, which means that you will likely be able to get discounted rates for many vendors. You shouldn't have difficulty booking your preferred dates during this time of year either.
- Because the weather will probably be colder, you can feel free to wear a wedding dress with sleeves or in a shade other than white, something that you wouldn't be able to do if the weather was warmer. Your guests will be able to wear pants and jackets as well.
- When the weather is cold, light, flowy dresses aren't weather-appropriate, so this can influence your choice of dress. If you were planning on wearing something ethereal, winter likely isn't the right season for your wedding.
- This is the holiday season, so your guests may not be able to attend due to family commitments for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. This can also impact your guests' budgets, making destination weddings even more complicated for those who aren't super-wealthy.
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