When couples start thinking about wedding season, the first one to come in mind might be summer! While summer, spring and autumn have it’s pros and cons, there something absolutely amazing about having your winter wedding in Melbourne.
Here is 13 reasons why you should consider to have a winter wedding in Australia.
1. YOU CAN FIND A GREAT VENUE
As winter is less popular wedding season, you’ll have more chances to find your dream venue that will still be available. They might have a discounted prices for a winter wedding as well, as many businesses drop their prices when it’s peak-off season. Some venues might also have a heaters or fire place, so make sure you check the place carefully before going ahead.
2. VENDORS AVAILABILITY
As many wedding vendors, such as photographers, celebrants, venues can book up a year or two ahead, there are more chances that they have bigger availability during winter season. This will increase your chances to book all your favorite vendors on the same day, and it might be even a Saturday!
3. LESS PLANNING TIME
You probably wouldn’t like to wait long year or two until your wedding. By planning a winter wedding, you can have it happen within three, six or nine months, and don’t to be worry how to find one or other wedding vendor. Winter considered as a slow wedding season, so you still can have your dream team in one place, plus an amazing charming winter wedding vibe!
4. LESS COST
Because of peak-off season, you’ll find that many wedding vendors offering better price for winter weddings, or doing some seasonal discounts. As you can save money on some vendors you can spend it on other things for your wedding, of just have a dream honey moon instead!
5. SEASONAL FOOD
By having a winter wedding, you can add a non-traditional seasonal food to your menu. It’ll create a special vibe of your day, and your guests will feel so grateful. Think of pumpkin soup and roasted veggies with roast beef instead of steak. Instead of traditional bar you can have a mulled wine or add a hot chocolate station for non-alcohol drinkers.
The other thing to consider is that during winter some great chefs or caterer might have more availability and offer a discount. Always keep it in mind, so a very nontraditional tasty food can cost you even less during the winter!
6. BEAUTIFUL BACKDROP FOR PICTURES
Couple of hours away from Melbourne you can find an amazing snowy places, and if you’d love to have your wedding there you’ll love how your wedding photos turn out. The backdrop will look so much more magical if there are snow on the backdrop, and the bride will definitely feel like a princess.
If you were thinking to have a winter wedding in Melbourne city, the vibe still will be different to summer weddings, just bring a warm blanket, a glass of hot chocolate and lots of warm hugs – and I can grantee that your pictures will be so magical and show all the vibe of cold weather and warmest hugs ever!!!
7. BETTER FAVORS
Instead of some usual gift boxes, winter offer more unique and not expensive favor ideas that your guests will be so happy with. As there are so big variety of options that won’t cost you a fortune, you can even DIY some cozy chocolate kits or personalized knit scarf for a winter season.
8. YOUR GUESTS WILL FEEL HAPPY
A winter wedding will have totally different vibe than any other season. You can be sure that most of invited guests will be able to attend your special day, as there not many vacations during the cold season. You might be able to not cut the list of guests and invite a few more, as you can save some money on venue and other things. so all nearest and dearest will be with you on your wedding day if you’d plan it during the winter!
9. FINDING THE PERFECT DRESS ON SALE!
If you thought when to buy your wedding dress – I’d say winter is a time! Many bridal shops will have sales during winter, sometimes even up to 70% off. If you were after non-traditional dress and would love to get some fur details, it’s more chances that you’ll get cheaper price for your dress in the winter since it’s not busy wedding season.
The winter is definitely the season that have some special charming atmosphere in the air that you can’t find during summer or any other season. The sun is more softer in the winter, so you can also get the most amazing photos during sunset hour. If you’d love to have a very cozy vibe, you can just add a lot of candles and you are all sorted!
11. YOUR HAIR WILL ALWAYS LOOK BEAUTIFUL
Yes, that’s true! As there less humidity in the air, your hair and make up will always be fresh, and you don’t have to worry about sweating too much and fixing it every hour or so!
12. SEASONAL DECOR
You can save a lot of money during the winter by using seasonal decorations. Instead of using a lot of fresh flowers you can customize you decor with pine cones or some wooden pieces with always green branches. This will also look more appropriate for the winter season and will create more special vibe!
It’s a time to escape the cold weather and go for an overseas honeymoon! You’ll be able not just avoid the crowd, but also save much more money during the winter to compare with summer season.
You probably won’t think about winter wedding straight away after getting engaged! However if consider all pros and cons and plan it right, a winter wedding around Melbourne can be as stunning as one planned for summer or any other season, while also being friendly to your budget!
Are you considering a winter wedding? Be sure to get in touch with professional wedding photographer in Melbourne today to book your dream wedding with 10% winter wedding discount! Sofia will deliver not just the most beautiful photos from your day, but will bring the vibe on your day, will become your bestie and will be so much loved by your parents (that what all previous couples said:)