Hear the bells ringing? It is not the joyful chimes of school letting out for winter break or the noise of Christmas bells. It’s the bustling melody of wedding bells echoing throughout. Shh…just listen! You can barely hear the carolers outside singing their rendition of Jingle Bell Rock. Wedding ceremonies, intimate or extravagant, are always difficult to plan during this time of the year. A winter wedding sounds like a magical scene, but it is one that competes with the holiday season.
Wedding planners everywhere will do their best to avoid taking on a job in the month of December. Why? Because it spells disaster for any couple gusty enough to walk down the aisle near Christmas mourn.
One thing is clear, dare to argue with a bride about what she wants for her wedding and you are asking for trouble. Give her a life or death scenario – a decision she has no problem making – yes, It’s either you or the personalized guest towel that she has always wanted for her wedding. Poor fool, you never had the chance and soon you will be swimming with the fishes, that is, once the pond thaws over.
A winter wedding can be unpredictable. Getting married near the upcoming holidays is challenging for many obvious reasons. The pros and cons, if you choose to make a thorough list, will have you seeing Christmas red with animosity. Picture it, a bride dressed in a festive wedding gown taking out her frustrations on Rudolph and all his friends. It’s not a pretty sight.
The bustle of the holiday season will put you in quite a predicament. For the unequipped, those being pretty much everyone on the face of the earth, the holidays will keep you tethered to a fickle game plan. Now, what does your list reveal? First, count on an intimate wedding. This can either be a blessing or a curse. Plans collide and your potential guests will cancel, especially near the holidays. Second, your color scheme may be limited. To keep this wintry theme going, you don’t have much to play with. Cool colors like blue, white and silver are yours to consider. Keep things festive and colors like red, green and gold will be on your palette. The third and most important reason is the weather. For some, Christmas is just not Christmas without a sprinkle of God’s dandruff on the ground. For any prospective husband and wife the possibility of saying – “I do” – during a snow storm is plausible, depending on where you will tie the knot of course.
In the end, it should not matter what theme, color scheme or time of the year you decide to get married on. Base your decision on just one question. Want do you want for your wedding? Send out those personalized wedding invitations because time is ticking. Christmas is just around the corner and those pesky carolers will not stop singing. Come to think of it, why not have a spring wedding instead? How about getting married next summer?