Summer is always going to be the most popular time of the year for a wedding in the UK. But getting married in January has so many advantages that you may not have thought of. And it means that you can make your wedding day truly unique.
Chloe, our expert Wedding Co-ordinator at the hotel, has put together this list of 13 reasons to get married in January.
January is typically low season for weddings which means finding a wedding venue should be quite easy. If you’ve had your heart set on a particular spot, you’re likely to be able to book it.
The same goes for your wedding suppliers – you’ll probably have your pick of dates!
January blues are a real thing, but that’s simply because it’s the month after the holiday season when we all let loose and enjoy ourselves.
By having your wedding in January, you’re giving everyone something to look forward to and that will go a long way to beating the January blues.
As January is a low season month, you’ll find that your money goes much further. Not just for your wedding day, but for your honeymoon too.
January also means lower travel costs and accommodation for your guests, which may be a welcome point after the expense of the holiday season.
By choosing to get married in January, your wedding will automatically be unique. You’re also unlikely to clash dates with anyone else you know who’s getting married.
Many people choose to get married in the summer months only to find that the weather doesn’t play ball. When you have a January wedding, you know you’re going to be indoors, so the whole day is less uncertain and less stressful.
You will be able to plan your wedding venue decorations without the element of uncertainty and that means you’ll have the backdrop you really want.
Although the UK can be cold in January, winter weddings can look beautiful and you’ll have amazing photographs at the end. Sunsets in the winter are usually better than at any other time of the year.
If it snows, your snaps will be super-romantic. You could even go for a winter theme, perhaps Beauty And The Beast or Winter Wonderland.
Staying on the weather subject for a moment, January weddings won’t cause you to worry about sweating, humidity, or frizzy hair! You’ll look exactly as you want to look – simply stunning!
That may not sound like a strong point, but we all want to look our best and especially on our wedding day.
As long as you give people notice, most guests (and fingers crossed, everyone in your bridal party) will be available to attend your wedding in January as it’s not traditionally a month with too much else going on.
Getting married in January means you can take advantage of the cosy feel. Log fires and fairy lights, plush blankets and warm drinks – this is all very romantic and will create lasting memories for the both of you.
January weddings often mean long haul destinations for the honeymoon if you want the best of the weather. What better excuse than to get off somewhere exotic and truly relaxing?
The money you save on vendors may help you to find the honeymoon destination of your dreams. Of course, it’s usually easier to get time off work in January too.
We make New Year’s Resolutions because we want to bring new energy to the year ahead. In that case, January weddings mean change and a new start.
What better way to begin the new year than as a newly married couple looking ahead to the rest of your lives together?
As winter weddings are less common, your special day is likely to live long in the memory of your friends and family.
All those summer weddings seem to merge into one after a while, whereas you’ll be able to make your January wedding truly unique.
If you need another final excuse, let’s ask the Ancient Greeks. Did you know that Zeus and Hera got married in January?
This wasn’t an accident and was because the Ancient Greeks always deemed January to be the most mystical and therefore the best month to get married.
With a beautiful wintry feel and the chance to start a brand new year as a married couple, January is definitely a great time to get married.
We hope the 13 reasons above have helped you to make your decision. Now you just need to choose your wedding venue.
Our beautiful and romantic hotel in Salisbury is 800 years old and can accommodate weddings of any theme for up to 120 guests.
We’re also just five minutes away from the simply beautiful Salisbury Cathedral, the ideal spot for your special wedding photographs.