More and more couples are choosing winter weddings. Not only is a wedding in December or January cheaper than in the spring and summer months, but it can also provide an incredible atmosphere that’s hard to achieve at any other time of the year. Warm, cosy and bursting with seasonal charm, saying ‘I do’ in winter is sure to be a magical occasion that you’ll never forget. Here are 5 amazing ways to make a winter wedding special.
Wrap up warm
When it comes to dressing for your winter wedding, don’t be afraid to wrap up. Although you might already have your dream gown in mind, you can always add layers and accessories to help keep yourself warm whilst you’re outside getting photographed. Capes, faux fur stoles or shrugs are good options, or how about a stylish leather or denim jacket? Take it off when you’re inside and ready to hit the dancefloor.
Choose a rustic, cosy venue
When deciding where to have your winter wedding, choose a venue that’s rustic, cosy and charming. A barn that’s bursting with character is ideal. You’ll find many suitable wedding venues in Essex, including the renowned Crondon Park in the village of Stock. With its rosewood flooring and light oak beamed décor, it’s the perfect setting to tie the knot in the winter.
Light up the room with candles
Candles can help to create the perfect wintery setting for your big day. Imagine saying your vows or enjoying your first dance in a room lit up with pretty candles. The soft, twinkling lights will create a wonderfully romantic atmosphere. You could add mounted candles on the wall, candles of various heights in your table centrepieces, or even lanterns for the aisle. If your chosen venue doesn’t allow naked flames, use LED candles instead.
Choose seasonal food and drink
One of the best things about winter is the delicious, hearty food. So, if you’re organising a winter wedding, make sure you give lots of thought to the food you’ll serve up to your guests. Great ideas include filled mini Yorkshire puddings for a canape, a thick, warming soup made with fresh, local vegetables for the starter and luxurious crowd-pleaser like roast turkey or beef bourguignon for the main course. When it comes to welcome drinks, consider irresistible warm beverages like mulled wine and hot chocolate.
Embrace the weather
Choosing a winter wedding doesn’t mean you’re missing out on the perfect weather conditions for your big day. The weather at this time of year can be extremely beautiful, particularly if you’re blessed with snow. A white, glistening landscape can make for some truly breathtaking photos. Plus, without all the heat and humidity that summer brings, your hair and makeup will stay looking their best for longer!
There are so many ways to make a winter wedding special. To discuss your big day, talk to our experienced planners today.