PLANNING A WINTER WEDDING?
HAVE A LOOK AT OUR TOP TIPS TO HELP MAKE IT EASIER.
I think we would all agree that winter weddings can be wonderfully a cosy and romantic affair. An abundance of twinkly fairy lights, candles and gorgeous decor, winter weddings can be truly magical. If you’re thinking of planning a winter wedding, have a look through some of our hints and tips below to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible.
1. TIMING IS KEY
In the UK during the winter months, the sun doesn’t rise as high in the sky and sets as early as 4pm towards the end of December. This can make for some stunning wedding photos, however If you happen to get a rainy or overcast day, it can feel like the sun has set by 3pm. So, if you your ceremony starts at 2 or 3pm, you’re giving your photographer very little daylight to work with and your photos may suffer.
The single most important bit of advice we can offer is “For weddings in November – February, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND having your ceremony as close to midday as possible.”
2. WINTERY WEDDING FAVOURS
Thinking of favours for your guests? Why not choose a festive favour:
- Candy canes
- Mulled wine spices
- Chocolate coins
- Personalised baubles
- Ginger Bread men
Or how about snow globes. All those mesmerising white flakes swirling around for eternity – you could even have a pop and making them yourselves…
3. WRAP UP WARM AND COSY
The temperature during the winter months in the UK can reach minus figures (brrrrr!) so make sure that you’re dressed appropriately for the weather on your wedding day. Make sure you have a fur stole, cosy cardi or a warm wrap to keep you toasty in-between photos. And remember your bridesmaids will need to stay warm too!! Another great idea is to think of your guests and have a basket of warm blankets on hand for them to snuggle up with as temperatures drop in the evening.
Winter weddings in most parts of the UK and Ireland are a gamble when it comes to weather. There is always a fairly good chance of rain too at this time or year, so be prepared with some attractive wedding brollies if you’re hoping to venture outside with your guests!
4. CREATE THE COSY AMBIENCE
Consider taking your vows in front of the roaring log fire with an abundance of candleligh. You could even put some gifts under the tree for your bridal party, or how about hanging the wedding rings on the tree. If it is cold and damp outside there really is nowhere that creates a more cosy and warm atmosphere – bliss!
5. BRING WINTER INSIDE
There is an abundance of natural materials that are perfect for wedding florals during winter. Go for burgundy, red and gold as a truly festive colour scheme, with hues of pink and rose gold to soften the look.
Incorporate pine cones and red berries and mix it up with some white floral displays with woodland touches. Succulents, amaryllis, ranunculus, orchids and roses are all beautiful elements if you’re arranging your winter wedding flowers into centrepieces.
6. WINTER WONDERLAND BOUQUETS
For a real sense of the season, check out these bridal bouquet ideas – just dreamy!
Go to our wedding flowers page to find out what we are all about and have a look through our website for further ideas and examples of wedding flowers and just shout if you would like to talk, we’d would love to help you create your dream botanical wedding.