Winter is the perfect time of the year to have your wedding. Its romantic, festive and has great iconic colours like rich reds and greens and elements ideal for a winter wedding. Combine the season of good will with the ultimate declaration of love to make your day extra special.
The winter months from December to February gives you a lot of scope for creativity, and allows you to be flexible in terms of theme and style whilst incorporating the best winter has to offer with soft candlelight, wood beamed venues and pine scent.
The perfect accompaniment to any wedding is flowers, and winter weddings are no exception, Holly, Ivy, Roses and Mistletoe all look decorative and are really flexible in terms of placement and uses. Winter flowers like holly and mistletoe can be used in table decorations, as wall or ceiling decorations as well as in your bouquet.
Although traditional Christmas colours are red and green, you don’t have to stick to these choices with white and gold equally as festive but more contemporary and subtle.
Despite Christmas being a wonderful time to elope there are some things to consider. Be aware that many Catholic or Anglican ministers will not carry out your ceremony during the time of Avent, so you will need to plan around this or inquire as early as possible with your chosen church. Christmas is also a popular time for venues meaning you will be in competition for dates and times and be paying Christmas prices. As well as a busy time for venues, Christmas is a busy time for everybody, which may affect your guests attendance; plan really far in advance and give your guest plenty of notice.
On the contrary January is a great time to make saving when it comes to the venue, and availability will be much more flexible. However, bear in mind that a lot of suppliers and vendors will close over the Christmas period so be sure to organise everything before the Christmas break and agree a day that you will be able to get back in touch; especially if your wedding is early new year.
Winter weather is always unpredictable, so be sure to create a plan of action should the weather take a turn for the worst. Whilst you may have perfect weather guest travelling from elsewhere may have difficulties, so include this is your plan. On the plus side February is a great time to get cheap deals abroad, so you can have the honeymoon of your dreams on a budget in your reality. Most long haul flight destinations will still be hot at this time of year, but will still be on budget.
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