Speaking to any function venue, church, celebrant and wedding photographer and they will tell you that October to March can be the busiest time of the year. Why – Wedding season of course!!
Well change is in the air, many couples just can’t wait for that special venue or church for two years and are opting more and more for the more magical, and maybe less traditional winter wedding!
Having a winter wedding has more advantages than disadvantages, if you think about it. For one most venues and wedding photographers have a cheaper winter rates.
Look for a venue with a fireplace, and good heating, and have someone ready with a warm cuppa or mulled wine for the guest on arrival instead of a glass of bubbly.
Also have a chat with your photographer before the big day on the best options for your wedding photos. Snow locations are great, sometimes the rain isn’t .You and your bridal party can always brave the elements, but your guest may be more reluctant, having an inside option for the guest pictures under these circumstances is a real advantage.
Don’t fear, you can still wear that lovely strapless wedding gown! Have a beautiful wrap or faux fur handy for when you are outside and the groom will actually be happy to ware his suit jacket
You have a range of flowers to choose from, and don?t have to go with the more traditional colours. Try something different chocolate cosmos. The brown-colored blossoms attract by their fragrance resembling the mixture of vanilla and cocoa. Or if you’re looking for a brighter bouquet, consider red roses with holly and pine-tree greenery.
For something a bit different and less traditional, book your winter wedding venue now ! And the best part, you can escape to a nice warm location for your honeymoon !
Winter weddings in New Zealand
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