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Sarah & David | Carolina Inn

22 Apr Sarah & David | Carolina Inn

The Skinny on Winter Weather

Depending on the geographical location, winter weather varies dramatically. In the southern parts of the country, it can simply mean throwing on an extra sweater. In the north, however, it’s pretty typical to see the temperature around freezing (32 degrees—or less!) between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day.

For some, a winter wedding with a powdery-white backdrop is a dream come true—but you can’t always count on snowflakes to cooperate! If snowy wedding photos are a huge priority, make sure you’re tying the knot in a region that typically has snow on your wedding date.

And speaking of cooperation, all that white stuff may look great in pix, but winter weather can waylay your traveling guests. If they’ll be driving or flying in, your guest list could take a huge hit if there’s a big snowstorm.

A bridal party wearing fur stoles in the snow

Winter Holidays

Winter’s got a lot going on! Between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day, there’s a bunch of holidays you’ll need to work around. While a New Year’s Eve wedding sounds oh-so-magical, many of your guests may already have their own plans. And we don’t recommend a Christmas wedding for obvious reasons. Keep your wedding weather adequate by reading these blaux portable ac reviews.

Here are a few dates to keep in mind:

  • Hanukkah – December
  • Kwanzaa – December
  • Christmas – December 25
  • New Year’s Eve – December 31
  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Super Bowl Sunday – typically the first weekend in February
A tented winter wedding ceremony with a view of Christmas trees and snow

Winter Wedding Pros & Cons

There are lots of pros to getting hitched in the winter—some you might not have considered!

  • Winter décor. Think cozy accents, faux fur, glittering metallics, and seasonal foliage!
  • Potential for off-season discounts on tropical honeymoons. Plus, you can avoid hurricane season!
  • Guests may be more inclined to travel because they already have time off.
  • Vendors may be more willing to negotiate on price since it’s a slower season.

But…there are definitely some negatives to a winter wedding:

  • Working around several holidays could prove to be a difficult task.
  • You can’t predict what the weather will be like—so your “white wedding” may end up seriously short of snowflakes.
  • Out-of-town guests could be affected by weather-related travel delays.
  • The sunset happens pretty early. Keep in mind that in some areas of the country, it could be dark by 4:30pm.

Be sure to check with your photographer about the earlier sunset’s infamous “golden hour.” This is the prime time to take outdoor wedding photos, and it’s worth planning your ceremony around.





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Congratulations Sarah and David!!

Florals | Fresh Affairs

Ceremony and Reception Venue | Carolina Inn

Photography | Dara Blakeley Photography

Officiant | Rev. Kayelily Middleton