Getting married in the off-season might not sound like your dream wedding. But let me assure you – you’ll have an easier time planning your wedding when others aren’t having theirs.
First, let’s talk about the off-season. The off-season in Colorado is November to May. These are colder months with the possibility of snow or warm sunshine. You truly never know what you’re going to get in Colorado! The off-season in Florida or Arizona might look a little different. Since the southern states are so hot in the summer, their prime wedding season is usually during the winter, making summertime the off-season.
There are several reasons why getting married in the off-season could give you an easier and less stressful planning experience:
Lower cost: This is one of the biggest factors in couples planning an off-season wedding. Off-season weddings are often less expensive than weddings during peak season. Venues may offer discounts during this time, which can help you to save money or spend more on other vendors that you might not been able to previously budget for.
Availability: With fewer weddings happening during the off-season, you may have an easier time securing your preferred venue and vendors. You’ll also have a better chance of booking your preferred date. In Colorado, wedding dates and vendors are booking out 1-3 years in advance. If you’re hoping to get married sooner rather than later, an off-season date might be your best bet!
More intimate: With less people likely to travel during the off-season months (at least in states like Colorado), you might have fewer guests attending your wedding, which means you can create a more intimate and personalized experience. You’ll have more time to spend with your guests and make lasting memories.
Unique options: The off-season may offer unique wedding options that wouldn’t be available during peak season. For example, you may be able to have a winter wonderland wedding with a snowy outdoor ceremony, or a cozy indoor ceremony where your guests can be comfortable and away from the elements. You could make a custom hot drink bar, spruce up your ceremony and reception with coniferous plants (pun intended) or decorate your venue like a snow-globe. You could even take your bridal party on a little ski adventure!
Flexibility: With fewer weddings happening during the off-season, you may have more flexibility with your wedding planning timeline. You can take your time planning your wedding without feeling rushed or stressed. We know it’s a full-time job!
Overall, getting married in the off-season can be a great option for couples who want to save money, have a more intimate experience, and explore unique wedding options possibly catered to what the Colorado outdoors has to offer.