As we all know, there are some “definite” months when it comes to weddings, and some that “must be avoided”. Usually, the winter months fall into the latter category.
In general, brides and grooms to-be are looking for that picturesque wedding in the middle of summer. They want the guarantee of the weather, and all of the photos without raindrops appearing on the lens.
However, one only has to look at the wedding of Stephen Varanko III to see that this could all be one great myth. Varanko himself was married in winter and it would be fair to say that this debunked a lot of the myths that are associated with this type of ceremony.
Myth #1 – The ceremony can’t be held outdoors
This first myth is probably expected. After all, which couple are going to risk their ceremony being held outdoors when the chances of rain, snow and general coldness are sky high?
Well, advancements in the wedding industry means that this isn’t as much of an obstacle as it once was. Nowadays, couples can take advantage of heat lamps, tents and all sorts of other items to make everything a little warmer and more undercover. Sure, it might be a little more expensive than something in a readymade venue, but to suggest it is completely impossible is a gross exaggeration.
Myth #2 – The wedding dress has to be long-sleeve
Like most of the myths that we cover through the guide, most of you won’t be surprised to read this next one. The general consensus is that it’s far too cold for a short-sleeve dress, so why would any bride put themselves through that sort of pain?
Unfortunately, if you do opt for the short-sleeve dress, there are going to be occasions where you are shivering. On a more positive note, these occasions are going to be few and far between. In other words, the amount of time that you actually spend outside is pretty short. You’ll need a little time for photos, but overall most of the ceremony is going to be hosted indoors.
This should be something that you keep in mind to ensure that the weather is not going to be what dictates the choice of your dress.
Myth #3 – Most guests won’t like a winter wedding
There are two ways of answering this next myth. Firstly, if your guests aren’t a fan of the winter, then it’s their problem. After all, this is your wedding and they should be happy for you as a couple.
The second way of looking at this myth is that most guests become tired of the same routine that is now associated with weddings around the country. They know the drill; they know exactly what a summer wedding includes and it’s become almost boring.
A winter wedding at least gives them something different. Whether it’s the photos that are taken, or even just the whole atmosphere under those outdoor heaters, it at least provides a bit of variety into their annual wedding calendar.