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Seven cool benefits of a winter wedding

Laura Peppas

If you’re getting married and mulling over which season to hold your big day, winter needn’t be an afterthought. Here are a few reasons to consider a winter wedding (coming first-hand from a winter bride.)

It’s cheaper

Because spring and summer are so busy, many venues offer discounts or are willing to negotiate on prices. (Which gives you the option to spend more on the honeymoon!)

Image: Heartstory Photography

Image: Heartstory Photography

You can have your pick of the dates

Want the most in-demand venue or photographer out there? As winter weddings are less common, it’s likely you’ll be able to nab your dream venue or wedding vendor – and since their schedule is likely to be relatively open, you won’t have to settle for a less-than-ideal wedding date.

Makeup and hair #onpoint

Unlike in the warmer months, your makeup won’t melt off, your hair won’t drop and the groomsmen won’t have sweat patches. (I’ve seen it at summer weddings and it ain’t pretty.) Plus, Canberra is known to have less rain in winter – June is the driest month – with plenty of crisp, clear and sunny days that will look beautiful on camera.

Wedding girl

Image: istock

More ways to accessorise

Winter gives you a chance to add interesting elements to your styling – think a gorgeous faux fur coat, a dress with detailed sleeves, cashmere shrugs for the bridesmaids or scarves with suits for the groomsmen.

Creative styling

Think a cosy reception room full of candles, a roaring fireplace, rich florals, hearty food and good wine. You can even get playful with your menu choices, with a mulled wine stand or cider station.


Image: Show Pony Events

Less declined RSVPs

There’s not as much on the social calendar in winter, so most of your guests will be available and looking forward to a celebration instead of fitting it in the usual hectic summer schedule.

More options for the honeymoon

Last but not least, you have more options to choose from for your honeymoon destination in winter, as it’s the European/US summer. Bon voyage!

Did you have or are you planning a winter wedding? 

Feature image: istock 


Laura Peppas

Laura Peppas is HerCanberra's senior journalist and communications manager and is the Editor of Unveiled, HerCanberra's wedding magazine. She is enjoying uncovering all that Canberra has to offer, meeting some intriguing locals and working with a pretty awesome bunch of women. Laura has lived in Canberra for most of her life and when she's not writing fervently she enjoys pursuing her passion for travel, reading, online shopping and chai tea. More about the Author

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