5 Reasons to Have a Winter Wedding
Winter in Colorado is considered paradise to many! Winters are beautiful, sunny and mild with an average daily high temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit and days reaching 60 degrees are not uncommon. Winter can be your secret weapon to a stunning, dramatic, and magical wedding. From sparkling snow-capped mountains and prairies to easier planning, you’ll warm right up to these wonderful winter wedding advantages. It won’t be long before you’ll find yourself saying ‘I do’ to snow-kissed nuptials.
Winter Weddings are Budget Weddings!
Most venues, including Lily Farm Fresh Event Center, considered winter months as their off-season dates. This is such a wonderful secret because these venues, especially in Colorado, are sometimes the most beautiful in the winter months! If you play your cards right, you can save up to 20% on venue rental costs! These savings may make it possible to be more exclusive about your other vendors, treat your guests to an open bar, or splurge on decor, flowers or your dream wedding dress. You may also find some amazing incentives from your venue and vendors to choose a winter wedding date. Lily Farm Fresh starts pricing at just $1445! Most couples will find there’s a lot more bang for your buck with a winter wedding, and it’ll pay off long after you say I do.
Date & Vendor Availability
Winter weddings have a clear advantage when it comes to the availability of wedding dates, venues, and vendor selection. There’s simply less competition, which puts your wedding as top priority for everyone involved! Many vendors may also offer discounts or incentives to work with you during those off-season dates.
Because weddings are more common during the summer months, this can lead to what we call wedding season ‘fatigue.’ When every weekend is filled with a party, wedding, or camping trip — it’s wonderful — but also exhausting! You can reduce stress on yourself and your entire guest list by choosing an off-season date. There are so many advantages for you and your guests! First: you’ll save money! Travel and lodging tend to be more affordable during this time. Second: more energy! Both you and your guests will bring so much more enthusiasm and energy to your special day.
Winter Color Palettes
No matter what time of year, you can choose whatever colors you want to celebrate your special day. The winter months, however, create the absolute perfect backdrop for moody, romantic colors like deep burgundy and sage, black and gold, dark turquoise and blush or navy and rose gold. You can compliment these color choices with beautiful shawls for your bridesmaids and unique winter bouquets. Some winter flowers to consider include pansies, snowdrops, daffodils, black tulips, winterberries, and winter jasmine.
Unique Seasonal Ambiance
Winter carries a uniquely romantic vibe whether you’re in a snow-capped wonderland in Colorado or lush green oasis in California. It’s a time dedicated to family gatherings, feasts, staying warm by the fire, and slowing down — perfect for celebrating love. Add to that, the gorgeous seasonal looks that deck the halls all season long. Make sure to ask your venue team what they love about winter decor — perhaps it’s silver and gold glamour, natural and whimsical with pine needles and berries, classic red and white with lace accents, or moody bohemian with rich jewel tones. These styles will only enhance your own vision and might save you a pretty penny on decor — enough to splurge on those stunning vintage chairs!