(Closed) Winter vs Fall?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
497 posts
Helper bee

It really depends on where you live…if you are in sunny California or Florida, than your winter rates are going to be just as bad if not worse than summer rates.  Same if you are in a destnation winter location…people love winter weddings in Aspen or other snowy cities.  But in the Northeast and mid-west, your rates are less expensive because it isn’t season.  While some costs will remain the same (gown, invitations, florals, etc) others will be reduced because the competition is less…site rental fees, catering, photography, etc.

Hope that helps.

Post # 4
497 posts
Helper bee

And you should check with your location as to what their off-season months are.  In some areas it is August-March…some it is October – February.  It really depends on the venue and the area you’re in.

Post # 5
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Hi Mrscingle2be,

I am getting married in the winter and it saved me a TON of money.  For example, the catering is costing us $140 a head versus $195 a head.  Keep in mind, though, I’m getting married in NYC so it might not be such a drastic difference in your area.  Another benefit is that the winter is not a really competitve month, so we’re able to get all of our #1 vendors.  That makes things a bit less stressful as well!


Post # 6
2404 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

my sister had her wedding in January.. in Illinois.. and the reception was at a golf clubhouse. She saved money DRASTICALLY for the venue at this time of year however her flowers were more expensive because they were def not in season.

overall though, definitely a wise, money-saavy way to have a beautiful wedding. and her pictures were gorgeous!!!! winter weddings are beautiful!

Post # 7
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Krissybee makes a great point– make sure to consider the cost of ALL of your vendors. Because the food might be less per person, but your florist or photographer might be more, due to flowers being out of season or photographers being busy with holiday parties.

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