With the rise of weddings in the 2022 year we are seeing more “off season” weddings. The term off season wedding in Vermont typically refers to weddings held in November, December, January, February, March and April. These months are obviously colder, and seen as less desirable. However, we secretly LOVE them! Some of our favorite weddings have been “off season” weddings. Here are 5 reasons why you should have an off season wedding in Vermont.
Photography by: Korrie Leigh Photography
Reason 1: Cost
Per Lizzo, all the rumors are true- yeah. It is more cost effective to have a winter wedding. Most venues in Vermont offer off season rates which can be more than ½ off in season rates. Other vendors, like us, drop our minimum spend so you are able to book with vendors that may have not been able to before.
Photography by: Jenna Brisson Photography
Reason 2: Availability
Most wedding vendors in Vermont slow up considerably in the off season. Therefore you have a much wider pool to pick from. During the summer and fall months you have to think about booking vendors 12 to 18 to even 24 months out if you really want them. With off season weddings, that isn’t the case typically.
Photography By: Savannah Brown Photography
Reason 3: Uniqueness
Think about how many hot summer weddings you’ve attended that consisted of the same flowers, same food, same decorations and same overall vibe. Off season weddings allow you to be more creative and have unique moments that will keep guests talking all year long.
Photography by: Coryn Kiefer Photography
Reason 4 Guests:
Your guests won’t have to choose between your wedding and their potential beach vacation or even worse another friends wedding. We found it time and time again in our friend circle when everyone was getting married planning bachelor/bachelorette parties, wedding showers, weddings, vacations and all the other activities was so tricky. We had to have friends missing out on other bachelorette trips and annual family vacations to be with us or another couple.
Photography by: Anne Mientka Photography
Reason 5: Snow
While yes, it is cold, it is also so beautiful. It creates a free instant ambiance of cozy, romantic love. Think you and your honey holed up in a cabin in the woods with those puffy white snowflakes falling. You’re warm but not to hot like some of those July/August days.
What do you think? Would you consider an “off season” wedding?
P.S. Candlelight weddings this time are year are just- chief’s kiss
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