Top reasons for an off-season wedding

Have you considered an off-season wedding? Every summer and fall, wedding bells are sounding, love is in the air, and everyone’s mailbox is flooded with invitations from close friends and family.

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These seasons are the prime time couples opt to get married. You may be thinking about getting hitched during this time too. You want nothing more than a wedding of your dreams, so what better time to host one?

The problem is many couples get married around the summer and fall months, which means you’ll be competing with a lot of people for the best dates, venues, caterers, photographers, and more. This type of competition could lead to a great deal of frustration, and no one should be stressed out when planning their big day.

off season wedding at Citadel on Kirby wedding venue

While it’s not the favored option, any time between December and March is a great time to say “I do.  Being on the Gulf Coast, Texas has great weather almost year round. With the exception of a few short cold snaps, a Winter Wedding can be just as nice as Summer or Fall.  I have shot several winter weddings, especially around Christmas time. Once, when we had a cold snap, brides took advantage of it and prepared treats for the guests! One wedding even had a fire pit and everyone made smores!

Smores at wedding reception

Here are a few reasons why an off-season wedding might be the better option for you:

Less Competition in off season weddings

You have the perfect venue, caterer, photographer, florist, and stylist in mind for your big day. Sadly, due to fierce competition, your dream services are booked solid. Having a wedding during the off-season months helps you avoid this disappointing obstacle. Fewer people will be getting married in winter, so you have higher chances of securing the services you want.

Ann Neal of Kakes Xcetera and Laura Patino of Petals by Design have done some amazing work with winter weddings. Check them out and tell them I sent you!

Better Rates with off season weddings

During the off-season months, you have the opportunity to get cheaper rates. Many venues offer discounted prices during the winter months. This could help you snag your dream location at a fraction of the cost. You can also get better honeymoon rates!

off season wedding shirley acres wedding photos

Less Guest Conflict

Scheduling conflicts are more likely to happen in the summer and fall. Not only are people invited to several weddings, but they are also planning vacations, family reunions, and other personal trips. Hosting your wedding during the off-season increases your chances of having more guests RSVP “Yes” to your invitations.

Winter Wonderland Wedding

Winter weddings indeed mean colder weather. But winter nuptials could create the opportunity for a very romantic event if you plan it right. Consider an outdoor ceremony with fresh snowfall, complete with a candlelight reception and guests contentedly sipping mulled wine.

Off-season doesn’t equal a cold day with no attendees. Getting married during this time will help you avoid a stressful planning experience. You also enjoy a successful wedding you can remember for years to come.

Station 3 wedding venue

Consider having a wedding on Galveston Island. There are any beautiful hotels there right across from the beach, either the Hotel Galvez, or the San Luis Resort.  Both have amazing ballrooms and views. Guests can also stay over and enjoy the weekend at Moody Gardens and the Pleasure Pier

Hotel Galvez wedding photos off season wedding
Galveston Island Winter Wedding photos

If you’d like to consider a winter wedding, contact your wedding planner, discuss your options, and watch the magic happen!  When you’re ready to book a photographer, Contact me for dates and availability. I would love the opportunity to serve you.

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