Post # 1
Hi everyone! I’m new to this site; I just got engaged earlier this month. I am having such a hard time pinning down a date–even time of year–I want to get married. My fiance and I have looked around a bit and are tempted by the lower rates most reception sites offer in the winter…but our recent nasty weather has me doubting the idea. Is anyone planning a winter wedding in the CD? I can’t decide what to do!
Post # 3
First of all, congratulations on your engagement. When looking for a date, be sure to keep in mind that it takes about 3
6 months to plan the wedding. (3 if you’re super efficient, and 6 if you’re detail
oriented.) From there, take a look at how long you would like to be engaged. Since you just got engaged, taking into account the planning time, the earliest you can have a wedding is April. That leaves you with a 4
month engagement. (Personally speaking, too short of an engagement period, and too much pressure on the planning.)
Also, while winter is a great time to get married, but do take into consideration that it’s the holidays, so loved ones may not be available to attend due to the traveling situation. And, given the type of weather we are subjected to, it may end up costing more in terms of stress. (Flowers may end up costing more because it’s not in season, etc.)
If you’re really at t loss, perhaps you should start by browsing some sites for ideas (this site is fantastic for creative resources). Get yourself a couple of bridal mags and a file folder, and sit down and start clipping out stuff that appeals to you. Soon you’ll have an inspiration file that you can look to that will help you narrow down the type of wedding style you want, which will help you pinpoint a particular season that will mesh with your style. Whatever you do though, just make sure to keep in mind the type of feeling you want at the wedding, and keep in mind that this is a celebration of your love. If you have that as your focus, everything else will fall into place. Good luck!
Post # 4
after the winter we are currently experiencing, I would be scared to plan a winter wedding for this area as well! We actually chose are date because it historically falls inbetween the rainy season and the snowy season (HOPEFULLY this remains true for 2009!)
Let us know how the decision is coming along!
Post # 5
Congrats on your engagement! But I wouldn’t be in such a rush to start planning everything. You JUST got engaged, enjoy that new phase for a bit. We got engaged in March ’08 and didn’t even talk about wedding stuff until June, and it took us until September to figure out a date. Take some time to talk things over and eventaully things will fall into place. If you rush into booking everything you eventually may change your mind and wish you did something else. Best of luck though! And be sure to enjoy the ride.
Post # 6
Congrats on your engagement! It’s so exciting, isn’t it?
We ended up choosing a season we wanted to get married in (summer) and we found a Venue we loved and our date was chosen by avaialbility of our venue in the season we wanted. We didn’t have a specific date that was of importance to us, so we just went for it and it turned out to be the easiest decision.
Winter weddings can be so nice, but yes, the weather this year has been horrid, however, most of the bad weather has fallen during the workweek and not the weekend….
Good luck, and enjoy the planning process.. it goes by pretty fast.
Post # 7
I’m not from NY but instead from worse…Wisconsin! And i’m planning on a winter wedding. The cheap price is so true and it really is unique becasue EVERYONE does a spring or summer wedding! So go agaist the grain! Think of all the elegant decorating you can do. Our colors is a navy blue, silver and ivory with an elegant winter theme! So pretty!
Post # 8
When we were first planning our wedding, we really wanted a winter wedding, Fiance and I love this time of year. However when we were looking at how far our family and friends were traveling (albany is 1/2 between his family and mine) we decided to not go the winter season, but we are having a winter feeling for a july wedding!