December wedding inspiration you NEED to see!
If you live in a colder climate, like Indiana, you may think a December wedding is out of the question. However, December weddings can be absolutely stunning.
We have the pros & cons and plenty of December wedding inspiration for you.
Here are some pros, some you may not have though of.
Free decor. Venues are generally decorated for the holidays meaning less decor that you need to purchase.
Snowy wedding photos. A snowy backdrop will surely provide stunning wedding photos. Be sure to adjust your photo schedule so that you will be able to get some outdoor photos, especially during golden hour, which will likely be earlier in the afternoon.
More vendor availability and possible discounts. Generally speaking, it's off peak season for most vendors which means you will likely get your top choices for vendors. It also means that you may be able to find discounted rates or packages.
It's out of the ordinary. There is less likelihood that guests are double booked with another wedding. It also allows guests to take advantage of cheaper travel and hotel accommodations. Bonus: You may be able to score discounts on tropical honeymoon destinations and avoid hurricane season.
But....December weddings have their cons too.
Holidays. Planning a wedding around multiple holidays can prove tricky in picking a date. It also means out of town guests may pay a premium on travel and hotel accommodations.
Indoor festivities. Unless you expressly tell your guest to prepare for an outdoor wedding, you will be limited to an indoor ceremony and reception.
Unpredictable weather. Winter weather could affect everything from guests to photos. A huge snowstorm could affect out of town guests travel and attendance. Winter doesn't always mean snow, so you may end up with a not-so "white wedding" for wedding photos.
The December wedding inspiration you NEED to see!
Wedding Color Palettes. Go beyond the traditional red and green with color palettes that include deep jewel tones and gold, silver or copper accents.
Winter Wedding Decor. Work with what is "in" for the season, including flowers, it will really save on your floral costs. Think of other decor such as garlands or greenery, icicles and snowflakes, lights, candles & pine cones.
Winter wedding party attire. Keep your attire in mind if you are planning to do outside photos. Plan ahead with long sleeved dresses, cozy wraps to cover your shoulder and scarves.
Winter wedding food & drink. Pass seasonal fruits or have a fondue station to start. Consider comfort foods such as a pasta bar, soups, or a carving station with all the sides for dinner. Try red velvet or carrot cake. Not a fan of cake, pies are a great option! Set-up a coffee or cocoa bar or try mulled cider.