Why Weddings In the "Off-Season"can Still be Beautiful...

 Photo Credit: Kate Romenesko Photography

Photo Credit: Kate Romenesko Photography

Hey Readers, Jenna here. I wanted to take some time today to tell you why having your wedding in the off-season can still be beautiful. Most of us dream of a wedding in the summer months to make sure that weather is beautiful, among many other things. Today, I'm going to focus on informing you why having your wedding in the off-season can be just as beautiful and beneficial to you and your pocket book.

The first thing we think of when we hear the words "off-season" is that these are the not-so most popular months to get married in, October through May. We also think of the possible chance of inclement weather. One thing to consider is if you have too much sunlight or light, your photographer may have issues getting great pictures. Photographers prefer to work in gloomy weather, especially for outdoor photos. There's also something very romantic about the soft color tones of a cloudy day. So just because it's not going to be sunny and 80 degrees, it could mean the better chance of beautiful photos.

 Photo Credit: Kate Romenesko Photography

Photo Credit: Kate Romenesko Photography

With a wedding falling between October through May, you also have the chance of enjoying cooler temperatures. Sometimes our wedding attire can overheat and weigh us down in scorching summer temperatures. For example, the men typically have to wear three to four layers depending on how formal their outfit is. With a cooler wedding month, you can most likely guarantee to not perspire as much and stay calmer if nerves are typically a problem. When you're overheated and uncomfortable, you're also more likely to become stressed, irritable, and definitely more inclined to drink more and eat less. All these factors can cause for disaster by the end of the night. No one likes to be "hangry" and dehydrated on the dance floor. If cooler weather concerns you and your attire, consider accessorizing with a faux fur coat or pashmina for yourself and your bridal party. Your girls will thank you for it and you all will look unison when it comes to taking photos. 

 Photo Credit: Kate Romenesko Photography

Photo Credit: Kate Romenesko Photography

Now if you're wondering where off-seasons weddings can help your pocket book, please consider the following items. Most hotels and reception halls have dates available in the off-season and are always trying to stay busy. They will typically give you a deal on room rental, food and beverage minimums, overnight guest rooms, and sometimes even food and beverage costs. A lot of venues will also give you a discount if you have your wedding on a Friday or Sunday anytime of the year; but in the off-season, you can have your wedding on a Saturday and still receive a discount. We all know that Saturday weddings are easier on our guests for traveling and work schedules, so it's a win-win for both the bridal couple and wedding guests. 

 Photo Credit: Kate Romenesko Photography

Photo Credit: Kate Romenesko Photography

 

 

I hope this little bit of information makes you think twice about having your wedding in the months of October through May. For more great tips and information on weddings, follow Graceful Events LLC on Facebook and Instagram. Stay tuned for our next blog coming soon. As for now, I'm Jenna signing off. 

 
 
--Jenna is one of the professional wedding planners on the Graceful Events' team. She is no novice to the hospitality industry as Jenna has more than 12 years of experience. Her range of knowledge includes:  hotels, banquets, meetings, restaurants, bars, however her specialty is planning and coordinating weddings in the Lake Geneva area.

"During my time working on weddings, I have had the privilege of working with over 130 bridal couples on their big day through planning and coordination. Being a past bride myself, I definitely know all aspects and emotion that goes into planning a wedding. That is why I'm so excited to be a part of this team and help other bridal couples feel more at ease with planning such a memorable day in their lives."