The festive season isn’t just a great time to propose, it’s a fantastic time to tie the knot. If you’re currently planning a Christmas proposal or you’ve just got engaged, setting a date for one year from now and hosting your wedding in December 2023 is an excellent idea for so many reasons. Here are just some of the benefits of marrying in December…
It’s always great fun during the holidays
With everyone in the holiday spirit, December weddings are particularly joyous occasions. Whilst our calendars naturally get a little busier with all the festive events that we schedule in the run-up to Christmas, the focus is firmly on having a great time, whatever the occasion.
You can even let this festive fun influence how you decorate your wedding venue and entertain your guests. Frosted table decorations, fairy lights and hot chocolate stations are all great ideas for adding unique twists that complement the season.
Winter wedding venues look simply stunning
With all the country house wedding venues in our collection decking the halls at the end of November, the scene is officially set for every December wedding we host.
Whilst couples are welcome to incorporate additional decorations, the festive flourishes and timeless touches that are simply a part of our seasonal décor mean readymade, inspired spaces that are truly picture-perfect.
By marrying in December, you’ll spend less on wedding décor and have more to splurge on other aspects of your special day.
Budget-friendly in more ways than one
While we’re on the subject of that wedding budget, you’ll find that your money goes much further when marrying in December.
As well as spending less on wedding décor courtesy of the seasonal decorations already in place, low-season wedding dates are the cheapest time to book a wedding venue. The savings don’t end there either as Hitched details:
“On top of your venue being cheaper, suppliers will often be cheaper too as they’re in less demand and you can negotiate a good price. Many photographers will offer cheaper rates in the low season, as will wedding caterers, hair and make-up artists, DJs and car hire. You could save yourself a huge amount across your wedding budget by being date savvy.”
A cosy place to say “I do” and spend time together
The weather may be chilly outside but inside your wedding venue can be cosy, warm and intimate, three things most people absolutely adore about winter. Ask your venue to light those open fires to ensure an extra comfortable and relaxing vibe on your special day, and create an ambience that is made to be enjoyed with all those closest to you.
Escape to the winter sun on your honeymoon
Honeymooning at the height of summer isn’t particularly budget-friendly, but come December, you’ll have the pick of the best destinations at a fraction of the price.
Whether you want to escape to the winter sun or continue your winter-themed adventure by honeymooning in a colder destination, you’ll find tons of options to spend some quality time together as newlyweds.
A sprinkling of snow – if you’re really (really) lucky!
What’s more magical than a smattering of snow? The possibility of enjoying a snow-covered wedding day is enough to make hosting a December wedding well worth it. If you are blessed with the white stuff at your wedding, you’re in for a real treat, especially when it comes to your wedding photos!