(Closed) Winter wedding – good or bad?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
  • poll: What should we do?
    Go ahead with winter date. : (15 votes)
    79 %
    Pay extra for summer date, if we can get one. : (3 votes)
    16 %
    Keep looking for a different venue. : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    Id go for the winter date anyway so its not a sweat fest. 

    Post # 3
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    Worker bee

    pancakes11 :  Hi! I’m a June, Winter, Sydney bride. We’ve booked an indoor venue so the weather won’t be as much of an issue except during transit. Some of our guests are really excited at the thought of a winter wedding 🙂

    As redwinetime said, it’s not a sweat fest – this is exactly one of the reasons I requested winter. The guys won’t be hot in their suits and the girls can wear nice, cute winter cover ups 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    I’d do the winter wedding. However, in Canada (where I am from) an outdoors winter wedding is unheard of. Summer weather is unpredictable, here. Rainy, windy, gloomy or gorgeous. It can all happen. Because the weather is always a gamble, an indoor wedding is the easiest to plan for. Take the cheaper price and stay inside. If the weather allows for it, outdoor photos?

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I was going to say no but winter in Sydney is nothing. It’s not even that cold. Do it! 

    Here it would be snow storms and potentially -20 so then I err on the side of no. 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee

    pancakes11 :  I’m in the US (Midwest) and our winters can be very cold and snowy.  However, for our summers the weather can be anywhere from hot and sunny with high humidity to massive thunderstorms and tornados.  The vast majority of weddings I have been to have been in the summer and I would love to attend a winter wedding, especially when the holiday decorations are displayed.

    In your case, since it sounds like your winters aren’t that bad, I would have the money and have it in June.

    Post # 8
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    1364 posts
    Bumble bee

    I like winter weddings, but would definitely not plan on having your ceremony outside.

    Post # 9
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I can’t say that I know what the Winters are like where you are, but I know a lot of places will accommodate an outdoor ceremony in the cold with all kinds of heaters. Hopefully that will be an option otherwise some kind of indoor ceremony if possible, but I think Winter weddings are so gorgeous!

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I think in Aust in all honesty you just dont know what you will get! You could get a mild day with some sun or overcast and rain, if you have a back up to be inside I think its a great idea.

    Our is all outside – early March with no backup for inside (however reception is undercover) I was (and still am a bit!) worried about what unpredictable weather we may have. Our ceremony starts later in the day, so Im holding on hope that if it is hot, atleast its not in the middle of the day. But all in all weather isnt something you have any control over so you just have to go along with it 😊 FIY – My friend had hers in same area in early Feb (which is right on summer) and got an overcast drizzly day!

    If its your dream venue and going to be in your budget, with the backup of being inside I say go for it! 

    Post # 11
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    pancakes11 :  Another Aus bride here, definitely go for the winter wedding if that’s what you want!  Our winters are mild, the worse thing is that women will have to wear a coat/jacket over their dress which is nothing.  

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I think it depends on your venue. 

    If it’s on the harbour and that’s the ‘draw card’ doing it in winter might ruin the flow. What venue are you looking at? 

    I however adore a winter wedding. I was married in August in nsw (lovedale). Our venue was all fire places and warmth though. 

    Positives: no one sweat, I could wear my grandmas mink, we got some cozy pics

    negatives: it drizzled for a bit (both ceremony and reception were inside), I think it’s harder for women to pick winter formal outfits as you get more wear out of your summer outfits 

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    pancakes11 :  I’ve been to a wedding there and I don’t think it’s weather dependent. The only thing I will say is it’s a shocker getting into the venue if it’s windy/raining (but that can happen any time of the year!) because it has no shelter from the coast. But once inside you wouldn’t notice the weather. 

    There is also a stunningly beautiful Catholic Church (sisters of the sea or something) just around the corner. I’ve been to 3 weddings there and it’s in my top 2 “pretty” churches in Syd (if you’re that way inclined and/or are looking for a indoor ceremony option) 

     

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