Post # 1
Hello Fellow Bees,
Just wondering if there are any January brides out there or others who may have married In January?
Have you found that vendors would budge on price because it was the low season for weddings?
What types of flowers did you use?
What did people think of the time of year?
Anything else interesting that would relate to getting married in January?
Post # 3
Nova, I too am interested as I am a January bride. I have all of my vendors, and I dont feel like I have received any type of discount at all, but I would love to hear what other January brides have to say!
Post # 4
Myabe I’m doing well on vendor discounts because up here in Nova Scotia in january no one wants to get married because of the weather, plus it’s after the holidays therefore they are willing to move on their prices. It’s better to make some money on a wedding then none at all…
Post # 5
I agree. Im in California so the weather could be anywhere from 40 degree’s or 75 degree’s like it was this last January. I really wish I could have gotten some discounts though, that would have helped with the wedding budget! 🙂
Post # 6
I’m totally a January bride! I didn’t pick the date for "discounts" though, I picked it because it was different! I don’t know ANYONE who has gotten married in January. And we really haven’t gotten any discounts so far, mainly because all we’ve picked are a venue (a local private college), a dress (I think dresses are the same price no matter when you wedding is!), and flowers. Flowers were a bit tricky, because not much is "in season" but my florist is getting me ranunculus, peonies, lisianthus, stock, delphinium and anenomies. Everything white, black and silver.. how wintery! I’ve had a few complaints about the date, but I’m shrugging it off: I think there would be complaints about any date we chose. "Oh, it’s so cold, oh, it’ll snow, oh this oh that…" Personally, I hope it snows!
Post # 7
Yeah I would like for it to snow a little bit as well, but not a big storm or anything, it would make for awesome pictures. I’m meeintg with a florist this weekend so I’ll know more then as to what I can get up here at this time of year. One thing that the florist I spoke with on e hone said was to make sure that your florist has a fresh shipment of flowers in before your wedding date because some shops will try to pawn off the half dead leftovers that they have from the holiday season. I thought it was pretty good of her to let me know that little tip.
I negotiated BIG TIME to get discounts for my venue (a hotel) as well as room rates for our guests. I got a discount on my dress because the one on the floor (I was the first person to try it on) fit me perfectly therefore I was able to buy off the rack. My colors are white and black also with some silver and dark red thrown in as accents. I didn’t get a discount from my photographer but I did get a bunch of other extras thrown in.
The biggest thing that I have found regarding getting discounts etc is to straight out ask them if they can do better, is that their best rate, or if they can throw something else in.
Being different is another reason we chose january as well, plus in my house spring is fishing season so no time for a wedding, summer is too hot and humid and my FI doesn’t like giving up our wekends in the summer because we like to go camping, fall in hunting season and thats bigger than Christmas in my house. So really it left us with 2 months, January and Febuary, and because I wanted roses Feb. was out because they would be super high costs due to valentines day.