When you’re planning a proposal, popping that big question can seem like the most important thing in the world. But once they’ve said yes, you’ll realise that there’s a whole host of decisions that need to be made. And along with the dress and the venue, one choice that will have a big impact on your special day is the time of year that you pick. So if you’re struggling to choose between a winter and a summer wedding, here are some tips to help you decide.
Statistically, the vast majority of weddings take place during the warmer months – and it’s easy to see why. You’ll (hopefully) be able to get married in the sunshine – or at least in weather that doesn’t require heavy coats – and the possibility of celebrating outside means a wider choice of venues. Late spring and summer weddings also open up more opportunities for budget weddings – a barn and camping for guests can be charming when the sun is out, but much less so in colder temperatures. Also, some caterers and other services only operate during these months of the year, so you’ll have more choice too.
Given all these positives, why would someone choose a winter wedding? Luckily, there are lots of advantages to getting married during the colder months. For starters, many venues are cheaper around this time, so your budget is likely to stretch further. And while the weather might not seem as appealing, wrapping up warm for your celebrations can be romantic – and there’s even the chance of snow for some really dramatic photographs. Also, essential wedding services like car hire are usually less popular at this time of year, so there’s more chance of getting exactly what you want.
In short, both summer and winter offer great opportunities for celebrating your special day. If sunshine and warmth are important to you, then it obviously makes more sense to tie the knot when you have more chance of good weather – although in the UK nothing is guaranteed! Similarly, a winter wedding can be great looking for those to get married on the cheap without making compromises on all the things that you’ve dreamed of. So if you’re struggling to choose between the two, the best approach is to sit down and think about what your priorities are – and you’ll soon be on your way to enjoying a celebration that you’ll never forget.
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