Are you in two minds about whether to go for a summer celebration or a winter wedding? We have some top tips to help you decide if a seasonal service will be the perfect choice for you and your partner.
No weather worries
Without the pressure of wondering if the sun will make an appearance or not, you can relax and enjoy your day in the knowledge that a damp or gloomy day won’t make the slightest difference to your arrangements. If you’re lucky enough to be blessed with a crisp, wintery day, you’ll have the opportunity to capture some beautiful outdoor photographs.
We offer various opportunities for creative photography from no matter the weather.
By selecting a date in January, it could work wonders for your budget. Most venues are in much greater demand during the traditional summer wedding season, so if you opt for a winter wedding date, you’ll likely pay much less for exactly the same venue, entertainment and food than you would in July or August.
A bright start to the New Year
After the excitement and celebration of Christmas and New Year, the months of December and January are traditionally very quiet. With dark nights and cold weather at the front of everyone’s minds, what better way to brighten the start of the year than announcing you’ll be celebrating your wedding. It will give everyone something lovely to look forward to, and help banish the post Christmas blues.
As there are fewer fresh flowers available during the winter months, it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace a more dramatic and daring look for your decorations. Table decorations, buttonholes and bouquets can all be embellished with crystals, pine cones, feathers or even baubles. They won’t need watering and will last for weeks to come, giving you a lasting memory of your special day.
For the love of a real fire
We defy you to find anyone who doesn’t enjoy curling up in front of a roaring log fire. When it’s cold and dark outside, it’s the perfect excuse to escape the outdoor chill and cosy up next to a magnificent fireplace. Maybe toast marshmallows to get everyone involved. Your guests will love the excuse to mingle in front of the fire, and for you, it’s the ideal opportunity to cuddle up with your new spouse.
Lighten the mood
Create a magical, winter wonderland atmosphere by embracing the early nights and natural darkness. The soft glow of lanterns, candles and tealights creates a wonderfully romantic mood, and to get everyone embracing the dark, hand out sparklers that will delight children and adults alike.
Feast on comfort food
For many, the most important element of your wedding reception is the food, so embrace the season, and treat your guests to moreish comfort food. For a winter wedding enjoy a spectacular feast of slow braised shoulder of lamb and seared loin or a whole roasted Longhorn rib of beef. You can also carry over the warming theme to your drinks choices too and enjoy hot vodka cocktails, mulled cider or a hot toddy to welcome your guests. Just to keep them warm of course…
And finally, perhaps the greatest reason of all…
What better excuse to book a tropical honeymoon? If you’re getting married in the depths of winter, you absolutely deserve to hop on a plane once the fun is all over, and head somewhere fabulously sunny for some much needed R&R with your new spouse.
If you’d like to find out more about our wonderful winter wedding venue, call one of our expert wedding planners at Woodhall Manor on 01394 411 288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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