Can you still plan an adventure elopement in winter? What about in New England, where winters are long and snowy? My answer--absolutely!
Planning an indoor or an outdoor wedding in winter comes with its own sets of challenges, just like any season. But in places like Maine or New Hampshire, where more of the year is cold than isn't, there is no reason to give up half the calendar year as potential wedding dates--ESPECIALLY if you are an adventurous couple who loves winter outdoor activities. Trails are quieter, there aren't any bugs, and you get additional views you just can't get in summer when the trees are fully leafed. And unless you are looking at ski resorts--it's probably going to be a lot easier to find lodging in places that are fully booked through the warmer months.
Hopefully I can answer some questions about why it's a good idea to plan your elopement or wedding for winter--or at least, give you some solid reasons why you should consider it!
And a bonus -- finding vendors!
Photographers, caterers, venues, DJs...summer and fall are peak wedding season, which can mean that your preferred vendors and venues are booking up to years in advance. Choosing the off-season may be the key to booking your dream photographer, or securing the perfect location—especially if you don’t have a year or more to plan. Plus--a lot of places offer discounts during the off-season. Hotels have reduced rates, and vendors may offer specials to help fill slots during an otherwise quiet time.