At some point in your life, you’ll probably feel like you’re receiving a new wedding invitation that feels like every week; an evening invite from a work colleague, a bridesmaid proposal from your childhood bestie; an invite from your uni friend or that distant cousin you only see once every blue moon. What do they likely all have in common? A summer wedding date!
The typical wedding season runs from around May to September in order to make use of the good weather for a garden marquee or perhaps a seaside venue. But today, I’m here to pitch to you a winter wedding! What could be more romantic than gathering your loved ones together in a cosy manor house with a big fireplace, a candlelit banquet hall and watching fireworks light up a crisp, clear, starry winter sky. Still not convinced? Keep reading!
Imagine a room styled with magical fairy lights, wreaths of greenery and fluffy white roses and sumptuous throws on the back of chairs. You could fill the ceremony room with winter scented candles, scatter disco balls around the dance floor and make a toast with your guests at the champagne tower. After dinner, gather on the lawn for a glittering fireworks display with sparklers and toast marshmallows on an open fire pit while wrapped up in your husband’s jacket. Très chic!
For Christmas lovers, give the most special gift to your loved ones and share your big day with them during the festive season, filled with love and celebration! Have your first kiss as a married couple underneath the mistletoe. Use personalised baubles or crackers for name places on the dinner table and take your group shot in front of a picture perfect Christmas tree. Just ask Santa and the reindeer to stay home in the North Pole for this one…
Now your dress, think of delicate lace sleeves, a luxurious silk skirt and glamorous silhouettes. Add a touch of seasonal sparkle with a diamond drop necklace or earrings and have fun with gold or silver shoes. The groom could sport an opulent velvet dinner jacket and dapper patent Oxford shoes. These features will reflect the crisp winter light perfectly and help you both shine on your big day!
Don’t get me wrong, summer weddings are fantastic! The sun (hopefully) is shining, flowers are in full bloom and you’re likely to still have a fabulous tan from your week away in the South of France. But think about this, if you are planning a winter wedding, supplier prices are not at a premium, there is a more flexible date availability, your guests are less likely to have any holiday conflicts and its something exciting to look forward to at a time of year that once Christmas is over, everyone is in big need of something fun to look forward to.
We hope this helps give you some inspiration for your winter wedding, or maybe opens the door to new ideas if you hadn’t considered the season as an option until now. Winter weddings can be a spectacular and memorable day, celebrating your love at a cosy, romantic time of year – so don’t cross it off your list just yet!