Congratulations! You’re engaged!
All of a sudden you have a hundred things on your to-do lists, family to call, friends to ask for their help to be in your wedding party and then there is the matter of your wedding date. Ah, the wedding date. There are certain times a year in your region of the country that are the most popular times to get married and
more often than not (but winter weddings are so gorgeous!), a couple will go straight for those months because that’s what you know and usually it’s the best temperature outside. Nebraska? June and August last year were our most popular months. Right after that? July and September! The temperatures are nice and you have a decent chance that you know what the weather will bring on your wedding day.
But let’s talk about some other options because you literally have an entire year of dates to choose from!
That “busy” or “peak” season is popular and you will pay for it. There won’t be very many discounts or promotions because businesses don’t need to offer them in order to book those months. But off-season, or winter weddings in Nebraska, wedding dates are where the savings are! We’ve done a few polls from our bridal shows and have seen that almost every bride that comes through has a budget and would like to stick to it for their wedding. That can be really hard to do and get everything that you want. Off-season dates are one of the easiest ways to save money for your wedding and wedding reception.
Winter Wedding Benefits
Let’s use DC Centre for an example, since we can speak to what we do. November, December and January in the midwest can be cold and unpredictable but that should not be a reason to completely discount a season. Some of the most stunning photos we’ve seen have been in snowy weather (Thank you, Pinterest!). Your reception is most likely going to be inside leaving the weather outside which means for about 6 hours, you just won’t notice it. You could also just really love winter and that’s a bonus for you. So what do you get for having a winter wedding? Well for one, you get married! I kid, but really…you could save hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars just on the venue rental charge. So you get a “cheap wedding venue” but is anything but!
Savings on your wedding venue could just be the beginning of your savings! Businesses are willing to work with you during off-season days to fill their calendar, so be willing to work on your date. You may also have more options of businesses to work with since it is a little slower season for weddings.
Make sure to sound off on our Facebook page post with this article and let us know what you think! Are you choosing or did you choose an off-season wedding day and what did you think? We love seeing those winter wedding photos!
Just a little update on our Summer Bridal Show!
We had an OUTSTANDING number of attendees! It was absolutely fantastic, and we had equally amazing exhibitors that were present and excited to meet all of the newly engaged folks.
DC Centre decided to do a giveaway for a set of Kate Spade ‘Mr & Mrs’ toasting flutes and anyone who pre-registered was automatically entered to win. Congratulations Akeyla!
And just in case we had some people who couldn’t attend the show but wanted to win a Kate Spade something, we did our monthly Facebook giveaway the week following the bridal show! We gave away a Kate Spade Grace Avenue Ring Holder in sterling silver. So adorable! Congratulations Wendy!
As always, we love putting on these free shows for the public but we couldn’t do it without the help and support of all the great businesses that are exhibiting. We’ll see you all in November for our Fall Bridal Show!
We really wanted to kick off this new year with some great little updates around the building for our clients.
Last week, over 48 hours, we did a mini makeover for our bridal suite!
We hope that we created something that feels a little more classic, elegant and very “bridal” that is in a timeless color scheme.
Take a look! Don’t you want to just lounge on those chairs? The prints from Etsy are just adorable. An entire wall is now wallpaper that has a beautiful metallic gold and silver sheen to it. We even replaced the light switch covers to gold so they matched! The whole space looks just so inviting, we hope you like it!
Want to see how DC Centre compares to the county and country average for wedding cost?
Well we have made a fun infographic for you! This includes DC Centre data from our 2014 weddings, and statistics from costofwedding.com. Something like this can give you a really good idea of not only the national average but of our average and what you can expect when looking at DC Centre for your event. We’re pretty proud of our comparison to the county and national average!
It’s that time of year again! Just a little update from DC Centre!
Our Fall Bridal Show was truly wonderful!
We had so many great vendors, quite a few that come back to each of our three shows throughout the year and some new ones as well. There was a great turnout of brides and their friends, families and SOs and we loved seeing them all!
We did have a giveaway from DC Centre to one of the lucky, randomly chosen pre-registered brides from the show. We had a custom print made with the bride and her groom’s names etched in a heart on a tree with their wedding date. It was so cute! Congratulations Christina!
Missed our November bridal show? No need to worry! Our next show will be on March 8th, so mark your calendars! Check out www.dccentrebridalshow.com to see when to pre-register and vendors that will are participating!