So, what is up with this new trend of weddings in March? Back in the day (well, a few years back, at least) we might have one wedding during the whole month of March and this year we have 5 already I am expecting more!
I'm not complaining, I love it but what gives? For that matter, I have quite a few in January and also in February as well. This new trend is wonderful. My designers are doing little floral happy dances because apparently there will not be the usual void of "No Weddings" from January to March again this year. I suspect it's the economy and reception sites giving nice deals.
To be truthful, I think these winter weddings turn out nicely. The weather where we are in New Jersey and Pennsylvania rarely has a glut of snowfall so having a nice winter wedding is a wonderful idea. Brides and grooms that pick locations that can easily accommodate their ceremony and reception along with overnight rooms for guests seems to be a great choice! Some of our January locations are sites such as the Cranbury Inn, which is full of charm. The old historic town of Cranbury, NJ with snow has been a favorite of mine since I got married back in 1985. When my husband and I lived in Plainsboro we used to drive into Cranbury to walk the snow covered streets. The experience was always something straight from a Norman Rockwell painting!!
Two other locations are the Yardley Country Club and the Hopewell Valley Country Club. I think our brides have chosen well with these. Both would look amazing in snow fall and offer lovely rooms with pastoral views. A few of our winter weddings are also being held at the Nassau Inn and what a fabulous location! Cozy hotel rooms within walking distance to tons of shopping and fantastic restaurants, right in the heart of downtown Princeton, NJ.
So, I guess if you put together the fact that locations maybe more reasonable, people less likely to be invited to 10 weddings in one weekend and the ability of brides and grooms to see their wedding anniversary as anytime during the year, January, February and March may just be the new "in" time to get married. Want to see some pictures of our past weddings? Check out our gallery of photos at http://perfectweddingflowers.com/