Have you ever wondered if there were off-season wedding months? I’m by no means a wedding planner (or an event organizer for that matter), but recently I’ve been given the honor of being in charge of flowers for a friend’s upcoming wedding. To all lovebirds out there thinking of tying the knot anytime soon, here’s what I learned. There is a peak season for weddings. And there are off-peak months, which are the hot summer months in Virginia and pretty much everywhere else in the South. I hear it’s the total opposite in cold climate states. Which makes sense because your wedding day is supposed to have the perfect weather.
In general, spring and fall are popular due mostly to the virtual absence of inclement weather. Much the same can be said about why summer and winter are less popular. But, for what it’s worth, there are significant savings to be had in off-peak months when wedding vendors and venues are dying to attract business. If you plan your wedding for November or January, you will most definitely get off-season rates and slash at least 20% off the total cost of your wedding. And if you want to really maximize your savings, you can use your bargaining power to negotiate for even better rates.
It’s interesting that today’s young couples spend less time planning their wedding – and that’s not actually a bad thing. With short-term planning, you will save yourself the expense of an elaborate wedding since you need to focus on the most important details. If you are serious about cutting the cost of your wedding, you have two options. You can either make a last-minute plan for a sooner date – or be more flexible about your big day and wait until you have bought all the supplies you need. Whatever choice you make, there’s one thing you can count on anytime of the year: Macy’s Wedding Registry. You can use your Macy’s account to create a registry and shop for essential wedding supplies. That way, you don’t have to spend a whole year preparing for your dream wedding.
Macy’s has something for every Star Rewards member planning on getting married. If you’re a cardholder and you create a new wedding registry online, you’ll be eligible for up to 25% discounts on wedding essentials, which include bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, men’s suits, men’s shirts, ties, fine jewelry, handbags, accessories, stationery, and more. In addition, you’ll earn rewards when you buy wedding-related items – and every time you receive gifts! Registry Star Rewards is just one of the many perks you’ll love when you sign up for a wedding registry on Macys.com. You can set up a Dream Fund, which lets your family and friends contribute to your wedding expenses.
The fun doesn’t stop on your big event. For 6 months after your wedding day, you’ll enjoy exclusive discounts on all home items, such as furniture, mattresses, bed & bath, kitchen, and dining. And when you complete your registry, you’ll receive gifts from Macy’s and your favorite brands! 🙂