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Things to Consider Before Having a Winter Wedding

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For any bride that lives on the east coast, having a winter wedding is a huge gamble. If you’re not fighting the elements, you’re fighting people for time due to holiday parties and travel plans. However, if you plan everything just right, and take a few things into consideration, you’ll have a wonderful wintertime wedding that people will remember for years.

Below you’ll find a few of the most important things you should consider before planning your winter wedding. For the best Raleigh wedding catering this winter, look no further than Catering by Design. Brides should call us today and ask about our free menu tastings.

Winter Wedding Considerations

Be Aware of All Holidays
If you’re getting married in December, keep in mind that people celebrate Hanukkah in the earlier part of the month and Christmas at the end. Then you also have New Year’s to compete with and Valentine’s Day after that. Time, space, and even some vendors will be in high demand. For instance, if you’re having a Valentine’s Day wedding, know that red roses will be in high demand and selling at a premium.

Planning for the Worst
If you’ve got your heart set on being a winter bride, keep in mind that you’ll have to have a backup plan for the worst-case scenario. So ask yourself, what are you going to do if your wedding day gets hit with a big winter blizzard? Will all your vendors be able to make it? Be sure to ask your vendors these important questions and make sure that all of them have a backup plan as well. You should also ask them about their inclement weather policy and what will happen in case you need to reschedule everything.

Saving Money
The winter months are not considered to be peak wedding season for most vendors on the east coast. Because of this, you might be able to score some huge discounts and find yourself saving lots of money. As long as you’re not trying to book a hot venue on New Year’s Eve you should see big savings. You should also be able to get discounts on a photographer, DJ, and transportation. Even your caterer might have a cheaper holiday menu.

You will not save on the flowers however. Being that it’s cold weather, there will be fewer blooms available to buy and choose from. You might even have to go with your second or third choices or face paying high premiums.

You’ll Be Glued to the Weather Channel
Trust us when we say that you’ll be either watching The Weather Channel, or glued to weather.com over the few weeks leading up to your wedding. You’ll be studying the chances of rain and precipitation so closely that by the time you get to your honeymoon, you’ll be a certified meteorologist. Heck, you might even be able to tell your guests exactly how many times it’s snowed on your wedding day over the past decade. Just don’t go overboard and start researching all of the historic weather patterns for the past 100 years for your entire county and you should be OK. Remember that you cannot control the weather, but you can plan for bad weather to happen.

Winter weddings can be wonderful and unique. Just be sure to have all of your ducks in a row and everything should work out fine. If you’re looking for affordable Raleigh wedding catering for winter weddings, keep reading!

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At Catering by Design, we know how important your winter wedding reception is, so let us help you plan a menu that you’ll remember for a lifetime. If you need the very best in wedding reception catering in Raleigh, NC you should call us today. When you call, ask us about our free menu tastings.