Most engagements last an average of 16 months, 15% of couples will throw a reception outdoors, and one in five brides will choose the color purple as part of their color scheme. Perhaps the fastest growing trend, however, is making weddings as personal and unique as humanly possible, with modern brides and grooms departing from societal norms and what is generally expected. One way soon-to-be married couples are breaking out of the mold is to have weddings wherever and whenever they like, even around the holidays. Why are holiday-themed weddings more popular than ever before?
Take Advantage Of The Holidays
There are more beautiful wedding places during the holidays than at any other time of year. Why? Churches, bed and breakfasts, hotels, banquet halls, and more typically already decorate for the holidays, which can save you a considerable amount of money when it comes to putting everything together. Churches and/or chapels may already be beautifully decorated for Christmas; true, you may have to make some adjustments here and there (with permission), but there’s a pretty good chance that you won’t have to do quite as much.
Carefully Consider Wedding Pictures
Wedding plans and wedding receptions during the holiday season offer a unique opportunity: completely striking — even magical — wedding photos. Consider the locations where wedding pictures will look best. Take advantage of snow in the backdrop — and don’t rule out areas that are lakeside or seaside but also have snow. Give bridesmaids comfy shawls and groomsmen warm, woolen scarves; this will keep the bridal party happy, snug, and willing to brave the cold weather while pictures are being taken.
Years ago, it may have been considered impolite to have a wedding too close to the holidays. Things are changing — and the holidays are a perfect time to take advantage of venues and beautiful wedding places with decorations already set up. And remember snowy backdrops create the best settings for any and all wedding photos.