As the snow falls across the UK many of us are dreaming of a new dawn of spring, but when it comes to weddings is the spring a better option than winter? Time to find out!
In the Red Corner, fighting the winter wedding corner, she’s a low light specialist and loves the romance of the candles and roaring fires, it’s Dom “The Tog Bride”
In the Blue Corner, arguing for all the joys of spring, mostly because he’s normally the designated driver when it comes to weddings and he’s all kinds of fearful of the weather, it’s Matt “The Gormless Groom”
Winter Wedding Vs Spring Wedding
Dom: Winter can be a wonderfully romantic time to get married with all your guests snug and warm by the fire with a nice gentle frost outside.
Matt: But spring is an absolutely stunning time of year with the trees blossoming, the sun back shining proudly in the sky and that incredible freshness you only get in spring.
Dom: Winter wedding are often considerably cheaper than other times of year as they are less popular dates for venues and wedding suppliers and you can therefore sometimes get an off-peak package.
Matt: But for many suppliers the spring weddings are considered off-peak too, particularly in the early spring as most people aim for summer and early Autumn. In fact winter can often be more expensive or difficult to get a booking than in Spring as Christmas and New Year may create opportunities for suppliers to book other types of event.
Dom: The light in winter can be really beautiful and if you have a nice frosty day or even snow it can be just magical.
Matt: The light may be magical but there’s so little of it in the height of winter! It might be getting dark by 3pm meaning that, depending on the timing of your ceremony, it may be completely dark by the time your reception even gets started. Spring light has a beauty all of its own and can be enjoyed for much longer hours.
Dom: We’ve been at several weddings where it has snowed and they have been some of the most romantic and memorable weddings ever! In the UK the temperature still isn’t that warm in spring and so often the rainiest time of year so why not embrace the chance of a stunning snowy wedding day!
Matt: But the cold winter weather can cause all kinds of problems, with guests potentially caught in snow or icy conditions and not making it in time for the ceremony, or worse still the venue being completely inaccessible.
Dom: Winter weddings give you the opportunity to make use of the festive period and all of the beautiful Christmas decorations that may already by in place at your venue. You can even make your wedding a bit of a Christmas party or new years bash with all your friends and family and have a double celebration which can be even more special.
Matt: Spring brings with it so many beautiful natural elements that can be embraced – think flowers in your hair, beautiful floristry all around your venue and the chance to actually go outside in the sunshine for a while and enjoy the fresh spring air!
So those are our thoughts but where do you stand? Leave a comment or place your vote in the poll!