Getting married during the “off-season” offers some big advantages worth considering. With Del Mar’s fair weather, thoughtful planning, and just the right vendor team, couples can wed off-season and enjoy the perks of avoiding the summer-fall rush.
If you’ve begun the planning process, you might have already had your heart set on a few of your favorite vendors. Maybe you’ve been following your favorite photographer on Instagram for years or daydreaming about the venue you simply have to have. But as couples soon discover, those amazing vendors and venues are often booked months, if not years, in advance for the most popular wedding dates. Marrying during the wedding off-season gives you a much better chance that top vendors will be available on your chosen date. Less competition means more pros on the vendor lineup to make your dream wedding come to life!
Saturday weddings in the summer, while lovely in their own right, often lead to scheduling conflicts with your guests. Think weekend vacations, family reunions, not to mention the many other weddings on their calendar. All of this potentially leading to fewer loved ones in attendance than you’d hoped. By hosting your nuptials during the wedding off-season you’re more likely to have all your favorite people available to celebrate.
Of course, there are many things to consider when hosting a winter-early spring wedding. Off-season weddings can be seriously romantic. Imagine well-dressed attendees, a candlelit reception, fresh garlands adorning each table, and guests sipping winter cocktails into the night.
Most hotels and resorts offer lowered rates to travelers during their slow months. Depending on where you’re traveling, of course, you can score a great deal on a dreamy honeymoon with fewer crowds in the December to March time frame. Be sure to do your research on what your destination is like during the winter months (note that many warm destinations are in high-season during the winter) and shop around for a travel package that best suits your honeymoon style.
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