Article by Lee Glasgow
These days, many couples have decided to make long-standing commitments to one another which involve getting married. If you’ve decided to get married and are thinking about when to hold the ceremony, be sure to consider Christmas time. Read on to learn more about the specific benefits that can result from getting married at this time of year.
Less Scheduling Conflicts.
One thing engaged couples have to think about as they prepare their wedding is whether their family members will need to schedule time off from work in order to attend. Luckily, getting married around Christmas time can eliminate some of the challenges that result from trying to coordinate a wedding around multiple schedules. In many if not most cases, people are off for holiday seasons such as Christmas. As such, they probably won’t have to request time off in order to attend your wedding if it is held during this time.
Another big benefit that could result from getting married around Christmas time is cheaper pricing. As many wedding planners know, scheduling a wedding during the off-season is a great way to find venues and wedding service providers such as wedding photographers, caterers and others who are willing to lower their rates for the seasonal work. Additionally, winter honeymoons are typically cheaper. Note that January and February are typically the slowest seasons for booking service providers. With this reality in mind, it’s a good idea to consider scheduling your wedding right after Christmas.
Another reason you might want to consider getting married around Christmas time is the novelty of taking this course of action. Research shows that the peak periods for weddings is between May and October. Thus choosing to hold your wedding around the holiday season empowers you to make your special day particularly distinct. If you like the idea of being innovative rather than conventional, know that there are all kinds of ways that you can maximize the distinction of your wedding. One would be utilizing a colour scheme that underscores the reality of the holiday such as red and green. Your wedding could thus inspire sentiment and warm feelings regarding both Christmas and the fact that you’re tying the knot with the one that you love!
Summing It All Up
If you’ve recently decided to get married and are now considering what time of year to hold the wedding, know that the Christmas season may be ideal. While some of the major cons include cold weather and the unconventional nature of this booking period, the pros likely outweigh these disadvantages. Because you’ll gain access to cheaper prices while also ensuring that your loved ones will experience fewer scheduling conflicts when requesting time off to attend your event, Christmas season is likely the perfect time for you to get hitched!