(Closed) November Wedding? Stupid?

posted 8 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have not been to any November weddings, but I did go to a mid-March wedding in Philly and it was beautiful. The seasons are similer in that chilly, in between time. The trees will be bare, the sky will most likely be gray. There might be snow up here in B-town, but it’s usually light that time of year. It’s not a traditional time of year to get married, but if you embrace it for what it is, a dark, cozy time to begin settling in for the winter, it could be stunning.  Where are you thinking of having it? 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My wedding is going to be on November 20, so I’m in complete support! I think November weddings are great, and we’ve been able to negotiate some of the prices down since it isn’t a popular wedding month,

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think it’s a great idea. You can use the whole winter thing as a theme. We went to a wedding last weekend (Jan 15th) on LI. It was about 20deg and had recently snowed. It didn’t stop us from having a blast. You could work with either a winter theme or a great fall theme since there will prob. be Thanksgiving décor still up. If people are worried about driving… hire a bus or something so it’s easier to shuttle your guests from venue to hotel, etc. Most people will appreciate it esp. if they’ve been drinking.

Even if you have a snowstorm, I think it could have the possibility to make it more fun & cozy — and just think how gorgeous a fur stole looks with a wedding gown!!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are getting married 10/16/10 and NY weather is so unpredictable that we don’t know if we will be getting married outside as planned or moving it inside. I think you should stick with your Nov date since it means something to you, also since it’ll be inside!

Post # 9
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Newbee

Winter weddings are awesome! At least to me, the contrasty feel of the cold and the warmness inside is strangely inspiring, lol that probably doesn’t make sense. But it’s true. There is a specifically unique feeling about coming out of the cold or snow and into a warm venue. It’s a nice feeling and doesn’t exist in any other season. Also the photos are always awesome. Snow = Cool. I guess the only problem is the possibility of having a day of some sort of weird sleet or something, which would be messy.

And like bean5678 said, you can many times negotiate lower rates with vendors because it isn’t a popular month.

 

Ciao ciao,

 

– Vic

http://www.vicpellicier.com

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I could see how a wedding that time of year could be a concern for some people, bc there is (obviously) a higher chance of a snowstorm happening than in June, for example. I think if you do it, you have to mentally prepare yourself for the worst, just in case…

That being said, one of my co-workers just got married the first weekend in Dec and it was such a gorgeous wedding! I think winter weddings are stunning! The only downside is the greater possibility of the weather affecting travel plans…

Personally, I would probably go for it, especially if the date has significance for you two…Plus, like others have mentioned, it’s definitely the ‘off-season’ for weddings so you should be able to negotiate substantially better rates for many vendors!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

We got married Nov. 15th in Ohio.  The weather ended up being snowy – but it was an evening affair and all our events were planned inside – so no worries. 

It was fine.  I would have liked a little more sun though 🙁

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Close friends of ours got married November 13th this year in Boston.  The weather was terrible, although not particularly cold – if you remember, it poured that entire weekend.  And it really did not matter at all.  The wedding was still beautiful, people had a great time.  As long as your venue is not someplace that will be seriously affected by weather, I wouldn’t worry.

The one caveat is that if you have lots of out of town guests,  you might want to encourage them to book their flights for an extra day in advance where possible, in case there are weather-related flight delays.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh! And the Butterfly Atrium will be beautiful. I have been to the one in Deerfield, MA in Febuary and it was perfect. Warm and beautiful and inviting, I think your wedding will be awesome!

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well, you could definitely get some ruined weather!

But that makes me think of the episode of Friends where Phoebe gets married on the street with a steel drum band =]

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