Long gone are the days when weddings were only booked in the summer months. With our increasingly busy and hectic lifestyles, people are choosing to get married no matter what the season! And why not – We think winter weddings are ideal as you get a ready-made atmosphere just waiting to be taken advantage of.
Of course, with any wedding, there will be things you need to consider based on the month you pick to ensure you and your guests are having a memorable time on your big day.
We’ve put together our thoughts on what we think is important to remember during winter wedding
With winter weddings, you have to remember that it can get dark rather quick, especially if you are hosting an evening reception. An easy way to transform your venue into a warm and cosy environment is by having lots of lighting scattered around the place. They can be outside, leading up to the venue and also inside, to help create that warm and inviting glow.
Have a plan B
It goes without saying that the winter months in the UK will always be unpredictable. So if there are any outdoor elements on the day then it would be a good idea to inform your guests to dress appropriately. It is also worth speaking to your photographer if they would take photos in an indoor studio just in case it rains.
Before you decide on your venue, you may want to ask them how they heat the space and if heating would be available if it is a chilly day. This can also help you then arrange your seating plan so that any elderly guests or children are not seated near the cold drafts. Top tip: Hot welcome cocktail drinks are a good idea to warm your guests!
Most photographers are experienced in taking photos in any setting, lighting or atmosphere. But if you are wanting to create a special winter look to your photos, then you may want to consider taking a look at their portfolio first before you book, to ensure you are completely satisfied with what they can offer.
The most important thing you need to remember with any wedding preparation, is to have fun! No matter what the season, planning a wedding can bring a whirlwind of emotions, so remember to find the bright side in each situation and enjoy the memories you are creating.