While the winter season is better known for the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping or cozy holiday celebrations with friends and family, it’s also the perfect season for your destination wedding. Here are the top seven reasons to have your destination wedding in the winter.
1 Better Travel
Traveling to a destination wedding during the wintertime is perfect. It means that you and your guests are traveling during the off-season. You’ll be able to enjoy tourist areas and attractions without the huge crowds of spring and summer. And you’ll also get to see the heart and culture of your destination. Your overall travel experience, from airport security to strolling through the streets of the place where you’ll say “I do,” will be smoother and less stressful.
2 More Privacy
Of course, winter is not the most popular time of the year to have a destination wedding. However, you can work this to your advantage. Since there aren’t many other weddings or package holidays happening at your destination during the chillier months, your wedding party will have so much more flexibility and privacy. This is a great luxury, especially if you’re planning events throughout the whole wedding weekend. With a winter wedding, you’ll have much more of a say in your schedule. Since you won’t be competing with other wedding parties for space at the lounge or spa. Plus, you’ll have a lot more privacy with your guests as you celebrate the happiest day(s) of your life. Some islands in Greece “close down” or better yet, calm down for the winter seasons. Meaning, most bars, restaurants, stores might be closed in the winter seasons.
3 Better Prices
No matter what your destination, the cost of traveling in the wintertime is so much lower than in the spring or summer months. And these savings can really add up. Especially when you factor in the number of guests you’re inviting and how much they’ll be saving too. Everything from traveling to the destination, booking the venue, catering the event, and booking the entertainment will almost always be less expensive in the winter.
4 Natural Decorations
If you want flowers and flora to make up any of your wedding decorations, then the winter months are a great time to get married. During the winter, many species of flowers all over the world are at their peak bloom. And many trees and foliage are also at their prettiest. This means that you’ll find better quality items, and you’ll get a better price for the best fixtures. You’ll be looking your wedding best, and so will the nature all around you.
5 No Wedding Fatigue
Since spring and summer are the most popular seasons for weddings, it’s not uncommon for guests to feel “wedding fatigue” throughout those months. Basically, guests are tired and worn out from attending what feels like a different wedding every weekend. Having a winter destination wedding gives your guests a breath of fresh air and a break from the grind of the typical wedding season. The cooler weather and quick escape to your destination is also perfect during the winter months.
6 Memorable Holidays
The winter season is often characterized by its big holidays, most notably Christmas. Having your destination wedding during the winter months is a great way to make the perfect holiday memories. And it gives your guests a chance to explore new places during their vacation. Plus, you’ll have the perfect winter holiday memories to share with your partner and family for the rest of your life.
7 Less Stress Overall
When you factor in the financial savings, the cooler weather, and the flexibility and energy of your guests, you’ll find that having your destination wedding in the winter months will make for a much less stressful wedding experience. All in all, winter could be the best time of the year to say “I do!”
This is a guest article
About the Autor:
Olivia Mitchell is a writer focused on fashion, lifestyle, and wedding planning content, currently working at The Pearl Source. Classically trained, fashion-savvy, and with a background in styling as well as in digital marketing, Olivia is all about bringing you the latest on closet curation, trending must-haves, and wedding style & décor.