These days, when many brides think about their wedding, they picture blooming flowers, warm weather, strapless gowns and outdoor ceremonies. Traditionally, most weddings happen during the summer. This is great if you want sunshine and warm weather, but just because something is traditional does not mean it’s the only way!
Have you ever considered getting married in the winter? Even for those in someplace snowy and mountainous like North Idaho, winter weddings can have charm and uniqueness that might be missing from some summer weddings. Because of this, winter weddings are becoming more and more popular. Here are the top five reasons you should consider a winter wedding:
Summer is a busy time for a lot of families. They’re traveling, trying to get household chores done and attempting to find time to enjoy the nice weather. Some families end up with multiple friends or relatives getting married on the same day, and have to choose whose wedding to attend! With a winter wedding, you won’t be competing with family vacations or other brides.
Lower overall cost. We all know weddings can be notoriously expensive. However, with less demand on venues, photographers and caterers during the winter, many vendors lower their prices to entice brides to consider off-season weddings. For example, The Coeur d’Alene Resort drastically cuts its venue prices — the Hagadone Event Center is about 50% off (an evening celebration is just $3,000 normally a $6,000 value!) and our beautiful ballrooms are just $500, instead of the usual $1,000.
Picture this — snow is piling up outside as darkness is falling, but inside, you have roaring fires, delicious food, a fuzzy white shawl wrapped around your gorgeous wedding dress and maybe even a hot chocolate bar! How amazing does that sound? And with reduced prices for wedding suites , you can stay cozy well after the party ends.
Cheaper travel costs.
Family coming to your wedding from out of town will be thankful for this one! Many times, travel costs are lower in the off-season. This will also be a benefit as you plan your honeymoon!
A unique, memorable wedding.
Don’t just become one-of-many summer weddings; make your nuptials something your friends and family will remember for years. Want to make it even more memorable? Book a cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene , where catering, DJ and location are all included in the package. You can save up to $500 on booking your wedding cruise during winter months.
What reason do you have for booking a winter wedding? Or, for those of you who had an off-season ceremony, what bonuses did we forget to include?
View the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s Winter Wedding Package Specials!