Even though spring and summer are popular seasons to marry due to the warm temperatures, longer days and gorgeous florals there still is something magical about a winter wedding celebration. If you’ve decided to have a winter celebration and you are wondering how to make the most of your day here are the best tips to throwing the perfect winter wedding. Check the locations available at your venue Ask what areas are available to use on the day by you and your guests. Is there adequate shelter in the event of bad weather? Are there any outdoor areas available? Are these sheltered in the case of wind? Are there any outdoor heaters? Be sure to ask questions and come up with a plan that is best for you and your guests. It’s a good idea to plan an evening visit, as with the light on the day being limited you may find that a large part of your day happens when the sun goes down. How cosy is your venue? What lighting is available? Ensuring that you have thought about these things will ensure everyone will have a great day. Keep your guests warm and cosy When winter comes around, we all love being bundled up in big knits and chunky scarves, not to mention those layers. Hosting a winter wedding is the perfect time to amplify the cosiness. Having a drink that feels festive will help all of your guests get into the right mood for a winter party. Ask your venue for hot toddy’s or classic mulled wine to be served to your guests for them to help them warm through and keep everyone in good spirits. If you decide to have an outdoor ceremony or have photographs or a drinks reception outside, scatter baskets of blankets and knit scarves around the grounds. Keep a few blankets aside to place on benches or any outdoor seating too! Embrace some festive décor and candles Nothing screams winter wonderland like sparkly lights and the flicker of candles. Incorporate them into table decorations and any outdoor spaces for a gorgeous winter vibe. A winter wedding is also the perfect time to opt for a seasonal colour palette, whether that’s pairing whites and soft pastels or choosing reds and greens. No matter which colour scheme you choose, make sure you incorpoeate it in everything from your invitations to your décor elements to create a cohesive look throughout. You may decide to add some fake snow across your table linens or incorporate some faux fur throws around the venue. It’s the small and intricate details that will elevate your winter wedding.
Choose a wintry dessert To continue the wintry theme, take traditional aspects of a wedding and put a fun, customized and wintry twist on them. Surprise your guests with something they won’t have seen before such as a hot chocolate station, filled with small and
seasonally inspired desserts. Instead of a classic wedding cake, perhaps go with something warm such as a gorgeous ginger cake. Don’t be afraid to try something new and get creative with your menu options, as it’s exactly this sort of personalisation that will make your wedding day memorable and your guests feel taken care of and loved. Get the party started ASAP There’s no better way to keep warm than by dancing the night away. Make sure you get the party started not long after dinner to ensure a full dance floor. Check if there’s any savings to be made It’s proven that winter is the least chosen season to get married, although we are seeing more and more winter weddings. As this is the case, may venues and suppliers offer discounted rates or special deals for the winter months. Be sure to ask about anything that is in place at the venues you are considering. Savings made here can then be used on adding some extra special touches for your guests or spent in another area of the wedding.
From walking down the aisle through white, fluffy snow, feeling the crisp air on your cheeks, sipping champagne with your guests to the warmth of the fireplace a winter wedding is a truly magical experience. Feel free to use any of the tips in this blog to elevate your day.