“It’s the Most Wonderful Time…” to have your wedding

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” to host a wedding!  December is one of the best months of the year to have a wedding for so many reasons, yet is overlooked by many brides.  Not only is a December wedding less expensive than other months, it is one of the most beautiful months to get married in.

The top six reasons to host a December wedding are:

“All I Want for Christmas…” is discounts!  Venues and vendors are busy the first two weeks of December with holiday parties, and then business comes to a screeching halt.  The two weeks before Christmas are slow; don’t be afraid to ask which dates are open to negotiation.  (Here’s a little secret: The closer to Christmas – either right before or right after – the better the discount.)

“Oh There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays…”  Your guests are already coming home for the holidays – hosting a wedding during their visit ensures that they will be able to attend, and saves them a second trip.

“Silver White Winters that Melt into Spring…”  Envision a beautiful bride in a warm winter cape, the jingle of bells on a horse drawn sleigh, and the breathlessness of snow falling in the cool winter air.  The holiday season lends itself to so many gorgeous, classic and utterly timeless themes and photos.

“Deck The Halls…”  Less is more over the holidays – many venues have decorations up, which may equate to lower decorating expenses for you.

“And Since We’ve No Place to Go…Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow…”  The first few weeks of December are a flurry of holiday activity, with gifts to buy and holiday parties to attend.  However, the week before Christmas, all of that changes.  Gifts are wrapped and under the tree, work holiday parties have taken place, and there is a sudden stillness in anticipation of the upcoming holiday.  What a better time to host a wedding than in the stillness just before Christmas!  Your guests are already in the celebratory mood and will be excited to share in your joy with you.

“This Time of Year…” Don’t forget about Thanksgiving weekend and New Years Eve as well!  Family and friends are in town, everyone is in a celebratory spirit, and most wedding venues and vendors will offer discounts for you to book these dates.