(Closed) Anyone having a winter/early spring wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

We are! (Feb 23, 2013). I’ve always heard that it’s cheaper, although I don’t think we got any discounts because of the date, but all our preferred vendors were available 9 months out. We wanted a late winter early spring wedding because we (ok, me really) hate hate hate that time of year. The weather is gross and cold and nasty and depressing. We aren’t big on Valentines day, so there’s really no fun holidays or excuses to have a party or celebrate from New Years until Passover/Easter or our birthdays in May. So our plan is that every year we will have an awesome anniversary, either celebrating with friends, a great dinner out, maybe a weekend away, something. It will give us something to look forward to in the middle of winter yuckiness.

I found a couple extra benefits though, like wedding dresses with capes/cardigans/other coverups are adorable, you can be flexible with colors because you don’t have to match the season, and you’re not usually competing wtih other family or friends’ weddings. I’m a little worried about Out of Town people getting in and out, but we’re in maryland so an airport-closing blizzard is fairly unlikely.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

We are too!  We got engaged in November 2011, no way was I going to try to pull something together for the summer of 2012 and no way was I going to wait until the summer of 2013!  So I said why count out winter?  And we wanted something with definite snow, but not near the holidays.

The only place I saved money because we’re getting married during the off season was the reception venue, typically the room is $1500 on a Saturday night and we got it for $200!

We’re excited about honeymooning while it’s blah here in Michigan!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We got engaged in June of this yr. and I really didn’t want to wait a yr and a half to next fall, (didn’t want summer)…winter weddings always look so pretty…and we also got the venue for a great discount because of time of yr..and same with us, we keep telling everyone it’s something to break up the winter!!!  Who doesn’t need that!!!  Now our winter vacations will have a reason behind them πŸ™‚

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

– it’s our 8 year anniversairy

– it’s cheaper

– it’s a nice season for honeymooning

– we are the only ones getting married around our friends and family

– I love fall/winter

– even in the summer the weather is super unpredictable here so i doesn’t really matter

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Yes! Got engaged the day before Xmas eve 2011 and I was finishing my bachelor’s degree that spring.  I knew that there was no way I could pull everything off in time…we are getting married March 22, 2013! 

It felt far away when we set the date back in Jan ’12 but the time has flown by! Our wedding venue has lots of natural woods and natural colors.  My colors are navy & champagne.  

We saved a lot of money for th wedding! It’s normally $147 per person (it’s an excellent package including tons of food and 5 hour open bar) – we are getting the same exact package for $91 per person instead. That’s a huge savings for a 185 person wedding about…over 10 GRAND!

You’re right there isn’t anything fun and exciting to look forward to after the holidays and everyone said this gives them something to look forward to!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Fiance and I both love the winter. We may still do some outside photos depending on the weather. The added bonus was it was a bit cheaper. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We wanted something to look forward to during that long stretch between the holidays and summer πŸ™‚ I haven’t noticed any deals on the wedding yet, but I did get some nice off-season rates on our honeymoon.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We’re getting married during the coldest month of the year (January). It’s also the LEAST popular month to get married in most parts of the country because of the potential for nasty weather (though if anyone has ever been to the mid-atlantic, they know that the weather here is SO unpredictable at times! When we first visited our venue, it was NYE and it was 60* out!). But my philosophy is this:

-It’s a LOT cheaper!

-I LOVE winter and snow! In fact, I kinda hope that it does snow just a little bit on our wedding day! It would make for a beautiful backdrop

-It’s very close (like, 1 day off) to our dating anniversary, so he doesn’t have to remember a new date πŸ˜›

-January can have a “depressing” feel to it, so why not replace it with a happy one?

-FI told me right after he proposed that he wanted to wait until 2013 to get married, so, naturally, I picked the first 3 day weekend of the year hahahaha πŸ˜‰

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@hopestruck:  We’re getting married in January πŸ˜‰  Today is 4 months to go!!

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