Picture this… you’ve counted down from 10, the anticipation of the upcoming year is exhilarating, and your New Year’s resolutions are yet to be broken. You couldn’t get a more poetic time to say ‘I Do’ than right now for a magical winter wedding.
Winter Weddings are becoming increasingly popular, but many couples still opt for a wedding in the Summer. If you fancy breaking the mould and steering away from that summery wedding, grab a cuppa, take a seat and read on to see why we think weddings in the winter months are simply magical.
Weather For A Picture-Perfect Day
The most popular wedding season seems to be Spring and Summer, as the chances are the weather will be warm, or at least a lot warmer than January. But what if Mother Nature decides to do what she does best and give us rain? Those months of planning an outdoor ceremony with fizz in the gardens are out the window.
Why not plan towards a wedding where the weather isn’t an issue? Top tips include incorporating those umbrellas in your wedding photographs, dress your bridesmaids in decorative shawls, and decorate the outside areas with twinkling lights to create atmospheric wedding photos and couple shots.
Moody rain clouds, frosty mornings and even a slight sprinkling of snow can be nothing short of spectacular in photographs. So, embrace your inner Brit, take on those rainy days and dance away in them for your perfect winter wedding day.
Creative Winter Wedding Décor
Winter colours are deep, rich and alluring, giving an element of glamour where ever they adorn. Incorporate a choice of deep reds, royal blues and emerald greens to dress up your day.
It’s not only the colours that can really create a picture-perfect wedding. The materials found in winter can provide a variety of textures. Opt for sumptuous silks, soft furs and smooth velvet to decorate your evening reception. You can even incorporate these fabrics with your bridesmaid outfits by keeping them warm in a glamorous warm stole.
There are many beautiful winter flowers to choose from. Our personal favourites include tulips, gerberas, amaryllis and of course roses. There are so many to choose from, it’s always worth catching up with our floral specialist before your big day. Winter is such a fantastic time to get creative, and ideal for adding your own spin on your wedding day.
Everyone loves a cosy winter evening. It’s the perfect time to add some mood lighting and get those candles lit. Why not add this romantic feel to the evening of your wedding?
Experiment with decorative lighting, candles and sparklers. Here at Woodhall, we have a stunning array of soft lighting options, from fairy lights to Love Letters to really make your wedding twinkle. Get your feature lights on earlier as the night draws in, so you can dance the night away in the most romantic way possible as a newly married couple.
Winter food is the best type of food – indulgent, warming and satisfying. How amazing would it be if you could treat your guests to a comforting meal to celebrate your nuptials?
Not only could you have a feast for your wedding breakfast, but you and your guests can enjoy quirky extras throughout the evening. A few winter wedding ideas include enjoying oozing fondues, fragrant mulled wine, sweet s’mores or a hot chocolate station with marshmallows, cream and colourful sprinkles, perfect for the colder months and to add that festive touch. We’re hungry just thinking about it!
Extra Wedding Budget
A winter wedding can offer couples a lot more for their money, as each wedding venue will provide its own winter collection with fantastic savings. Woodhall offers their rooms complimentary for weddings in January. So, you and a handful of your guests can enjoy a night stay on the night of your wedding day. Availability during January is also plentiful, giving you more of an option when it comes to what days you book.
Suppliers such as photographers and entertainment will also have more availability in winter, so you can find various special deals around. They are more likely to just have your wedding on that day, so they can also give their undivided attention. This will give you a better quality of customer service.
It’s not just the suppliers and venues that are busy during the summer months. Family and friends either have their summer holidays, or other events to go to which can lead to diaries clashing. Don’t be restricted, book a Winter Wedding and fully enjoy the joys that it can bring.
Contact the team today on 01394 411 288 or fill out our online form here.