There is something about a winter wedding that brings a touch of the fairytale magic to an already special occasion. We think it’s a great season to choose for your big day!
Eoin McGrath, Business Development Manager of the Stormont Hotel, Belfast has put together his top five reasons for having a winter wedding, and they might just convince you to think the same!
1. Picture perfect…
What could be more magical than your wedding taking place amidst a snow-kissed scene? Winter has a way of bringing out the beauty in surroundings – with roaring fires, a wintery setting outside and romantic twinkling lights everywhere, what’s not to love?
2. Cut the cost …
A more practical reason for choosing winter lies in the cost, as you’ll find off-season rates are pretty favourable. There is always good availability, and many venues will offer other incentives to choose them for your winter wedding wonderland. Everyone’s budgets differ, but getting a fair price and good value is always important.
3. Desirable dates
Choosing winter means you could pick from some extra special dates! Christmas, New Year and even Valentine’s Day. All these are such famous times of year and we have noticed a real increase in popularity with brides picking these dates and adding their own personal, romantic connection to one of the dates! Imagine the double celebration of ringing in the New Year as a newly married couple, entertaining your guests and being surrounded by family and friends!
4. Guest availability
Your guests will more than likely have taken time off over the festive holiday period, so the chances of an acceptance to an RSVP is much higher, compared to that of summer when summer holidays are in full swing…. and by winter everyone is in the mood for a good party!
Marrying and honeymooning in the winter season is ideal for the southern hemisphere!! There are some incredible destinations to celebrate your wedding off-peak and away from all the regular holidaymakers. At this time of year there is some spectacular scenery on display, at the most breath-taking and romantic spots in the world.
There are so many benefits of getting married in winter, why not check out our latest Winter Wedding packages from the Stormont Hotel and their exclusive New Year’s Eve wedding package to get an idea of what you could do for your Winter Wedding!