We’ve been to weddings at every time of the year. People hire our mobile crêperie for winter, summer, spring or “fall”, because pancakes always go well at a wedding, whatever the season. And the thing we have noticed is: it doesn’t matter when you get married. Every wedding has the same “feel” – everyone is in a really good mood, it’s a very social occasion and the occasion itself is what matters. Even at weddings held outdoors in torrential rain, the vibe is still the same. It’s a wedding. It’s your day and the unique aspects of that day are what help make your wedding unique and memorable.
We once attended a wedding near Manchester at a remote venue on the side of (appropriately named) Winter Hill. Part way through the evening, it began snowing heavily and within an hour, the reception had ended (about 3 hours early!) and everyone was heading home before being trapped by snow. We loaded our crepe station back into the van and off we went. And the thing is, it made the wedding memorable. For everyone.
A guest at that wedding hired us for her daughter’s wedding a year later and when we met she talked “warmly” about the snow! Even what could have been regarded as a disaster was actually a positive, in a strange way. It turns out that the majority of guests had met up again a few weeks later for a “second reception” – two weddings for the price of one!
It didn’t make much difference to us, personally. We had still served the majority of guests with crêpes from our extensive menu, and as “seasoned” wedding caterers, we knew a wedding abandonment would inevitably happen sooner or later. All we had to do was leave it as late as possible before packing up as we had to ensure our van didn’t get stuck in the snow – otherwise we would have been feeding guests all night long!
The message is basically this: if you are considering a winter wedding, even the potential for extreme weather shouldn’t be regarded as a negative. The dark nights or biting cold actually add to the experience and help make the occasion unique. And even snowstorms can be fun.