A winter wedding is romantic, especially around Christmas time. One may agree to disagree, but many celebrities are tying the knot in the cold. Still not convinced? Here are some reasons that may give a wee bit nudge to your heart.
FIVE REASONS WHY
- It is romantic, no doubt about it.
- The arrival of guests is positive because of the holidays.
- Hairdressers, photographers, etc. are readily available.
- Festive season means discount on most services.
- It is different and fun
Do we have your attention yet? We will take that as a yes. It is certain you need some tips to plan for the ultimate winter wedding. The cold and dark season can be a tricky time to handle the wedding plans. With our helpful tips, we hope you get to have your winter wonderland wedding.
CONSIDER THE VENUE
Arranging a single venue or two close venues for the ceremony and the reception is quite practical. This will help in easier transportation since the weather will be unpredictable. Your guests will appreciate your thoughtful arrangement.
CONSIDER THE TIME
Start sending your Save the Date cards sooner than needed. Being a festive season people travel a lot, so it is better to book their presence before they plan somewhere else.
Winters have shorter days than summer. If you want to catch the sun, organise everything ahead than a typical summer wedding. Prioritise the duration of the ceremony, the reception timing and the photographers.
CONSIDER YOUR WEDDING ATTIRE
For the bride, you have an endless list of options; a ball gown with multiple layers of lace, organza or tulle will keep you warm, and if the thermometer demands for more, wear thermal tights beneath all that glam. If you have always loved strapless wedding dress, stay warm and cosy and yet look glamorous with a faux-fur cape or woollen shawl/stole.
For the groom, to keep the tradition of wearing the tux, thermal tights would be the easiest option. If you want more style, wear a velvet suit for its thickness to keep you warm while looking utterly dashing. Cardigans are a cute option, but if being cute isn’t your thing go for warm overcoats.
CONSIDER THE ATMOSPHERE
While you have checked to keep yourself warm, do give a thought about your guests too. Whether the wedding is indoor or outdoor, keep your guests warm by placing fire pits at certain places with warm drinks as well. And if the cold is a bit too much, offer some blankets. It is essential to give your guests a warm and comforting memory of a winter wedding.
Winter wedding decors are usually at its max. Indoor lights are a must considering the dark weather. Adding lanterns and candles will add much warmth and light to the whole venue. Since the expenses for a radiant and snug atmosphere demands a lot from your budget, some DIY projects will ease your purse. Take ordinary candles and paint them or add glitters, and wrap burlaps on gifts or ring pillows which are inexpensive but actually look fancy.
CONSIDER YOUR DECISION
Finally, taking into consideration the challenges of a winter wedding, accept in your heart to embrace the season. Frost makes for crispy and gorgeous photos, giving you a memorable wedding to look back in the future.
Be prepared for any emergencies. Other than that, your warm hearts will be enough to stay out from the cold air.
Here are out top 5 venues in UK for a memorable winter wedding:
- Holkhalm Hall, Norfolk
- Moor Park, Hertfordshire
- Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire
- RSA House, London
- One Aldwych, London