Why Winter Weddings are Becoming Popular

We’re seeing the winter wedding become more and more popular. Why is this? Read on and let’s find out.

When we think of weddings, we generally think of spring or summer. Traditionally, these have proved to be the most popular times of year to get married, for the warmth, sunshine, and longer nights.

However, in recent years we’ve seen an increase in the popularity of winter weddings. Before you immediately dismiss the idea as too cold and too frosty, there are actually a number of advantages to having a winter wedding, some of which may surprise you. Keep reading to find out more.

They’re Less Expensive

It’s no secret that weddings can get expensive. From catering, to drinks, to wedding dresses and clothes, flowers, and event staff, these costs can mount up rapidly and before you know it, you’re faced with an eye-watering bill. That’s not to mention the cost of hiring a wedding venue. Over the summer months these venues can be unbelievably busy, often hosting weddings every single day. This means they will charge a premium, and you’ll have to foot the bill if you want to secure your dream wedding location.

However, by opting for a winter wedding, you can significantly reduce costs, particularly the price of venue hire. Wedding venues and other related companies will see much less business over the winter months. As a result, many of them will bring down their prices to try and attract more customers. This can be a fantastic way to cut the costs, with the extra savings perfect for that honeymoon fund.

They Can Coincide With Winter Holidays

Winter is host to a number of different religious holidays and festivals, two of the major ones being Christmas and Hanukkah. Many people will already have time off work around these holidays, so having your wedding can ensure people are free to attend. What’s more, these festive holidays have a certain magic about them unlike any other time of year. This can make for a very special wedding that will be remembered by all for years to come.

If your wedding is just before Hanukkah, you can expect a Hanukkah-related Jewish wedding gift such as a kitchen or other household appliance. This can be perfect for a young couple who will soon be faced with the task of hosting their very first Hanukkah party.

They Can Be Incredibly Beautiful

A wedding in the warm summer sunshine certainly sounds wonderful. However, a wedding evening in the snow under a crisp starry sky could be even better. It will make for a truly unique ceremony much different to the traditional summer wedding. What’s more, it will ensure your wedding photos are totally unlike those of your friends and family.

Winter weddings give you the chance to get really creative with your decorations and step outside the traditional bounds of what we normally see at weddings. You could reflect the winter theme in your decorations or go the other way and create a sense of warmth and coziness.


A winter wedding can be a fantastic choice for so many reasons. We’re certain to see them become even more popular in the future.