Why should spring & summer weddings have all the fun?


The JMFS team loves a winter wedding. There, we said it.

Controversial? Perhaps, particularly considering the persistent chill factor and a somewhat narrower flower selection. Please trust us though – there are some HUGE perks to saying ‘I do’ outside of the peak season. Below we’ve popped down several indisputable benefits (and a handful of stunning inspo pics too!).

‘I have the most fun styling winter weddings. These cooler, cosier months lend themselves to really intimate settings, which are the perfect backdrop for celebrations of love and connection. Oversized antique rugs, velvet furniture in rich hues like burgundy, emerald, dusty pink and ochre, brass accents and moody candlelight are all soft and very romantic. Styling-wise, it’s easy to stand out from a sea of blush peonies during this season.’ –¬†Jade, Boss Lady


‘Getting married off-peak means drastically improved availability of dream dates, venues, and vendors. Spring and summer are super busy, but the quieter months generally offer a lot more flexibility, so couples find it much easier to secure everything and everyone on their wish lists.’ – Claire, Senior Florist


‘Admittedly, I’m a sweater so zero humidity is a big bonus! Weddinggoers, especially glammed-up bride tribes with beautiful hair and makeup and groomsmen wearing heavy suits, just want to feel comfortable on the day and the absence of sweltering heat almost guarantees this. Holding your ceremony and reception indoors takes this a step further too, meaning none of your guests will be exposed to wind, rain, or any other unpredictable elements.’ – Claudie, Admin


‘Winter weddings are more affordable. The sun may not be shining and school is still in session, but booking travel and accommodation, entertainment, catering and other celebratory must-haves at a fraction of on-season pricing is a gamechanger for many.’ – Jen, Accounts


‘Couples who tie the knot during this season don’t necessarily have as much choice when it comes to florals, but winter offerings are undeniably aesthetic in their own right. Purple bearded iris, delicate cherry blossom, and cream arum lilies are amongst my favourites. The new JMFS In-Season Pricing Guide provides helpful info as well.’ – Georgia, Florist


‘Event fatigue won’t have set in, which means guests will not only be more available but also likely much more excited to attend your big day when it’s cooler and their calendars aren’t so hectic. Social batteries are recharged and the ‘yes’ RSVPS tend to come flooding in for winter weddings.’ – Danni, Admin


‘Winter weddings in Australia are primed for overseas honeymoons. Greece, Italy, Spain… the possibilities of summery and exotic locations are endless! – Ash, Graphic Designer


Photography: Rose Photos, Modern Romantics, Wild Rose, Rope and Pulley, Adam Cavanagh 

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