WHY WINTER WEDDINGS ARE A MUST!
There is a little chill in the air. A beautiful crispness to each morning; it’s almost time to add a duvet to the bed. What we love most are the glorious days with picturesque blue skies, absent clouds and a sun just warm enough to take the chill away (minus the sweat, hooray!).
We ask ourselves the same question every year – why don’t more couples get married in winter?
The list of reasons for a rugged-up wedding is endless – less chance of rain, amazing natural lighting, venue and vendor discounts, perfect flowers, all day celebrations, flawless makeup and idyllic honeymoon destinations.
A DAY OF CELEBRATION
This is one of the best parts about a wedding in winter; you can use the whole day for your celebration. A mid morning ceremony is perfect, after the sun has dried the dew from the grass and is warming the earth. Follow your ceremony with a full day of feasting, drinking wine and dancing.
Lunchtime wedding feasts are to die for – long table spreads of luscious foodie dishes, lavish wines and decadent desserts under the crystal blue sky. Cloudless skies spell zero rain, or if you want to make sure a broody winter storm doesn’t roll in, a clear marquee is just magical.
As the sun sets, you can bring out the cute-as rugs and shawls for guests and a crackling fire, or kick up the entertainment a notch and dance the cold away.
AMAZING NATURAL LIGHT
Crisp winter days provide the ideal lighting conditions for photographers to capture your wedding photos and film. Natural light is the best light, summer’s harsh sun is left behind with the bluest skies, fluffiest clouds and golden sunlight. Whilst there is typically less chance of rain during winter, there is always the chance of rain. Don’t fear the weather – if a sneaky winter storm does appear your photos will be stunningly dramatic and just as perfect. Umbrellas and raindrops are beautiful.
Don’t forget, if you are planning your wedding outside remember that the days are shorter in winter so know when the sun sets so you aren’t left in the dark. Twinkling tea light candles are a beautiful way to welcome the night.
A winter day will leave your face looking fresh and flawless. Escape summer’s humidity, avoid make-up meltdowns and unruly hair and be kind to your groom wearing a full suit (no sweaty patches, yay!). All great reasons for getting hitched under 20 degrees!
THAT VENUE, THOSE VENDORS
Got your dream venue in mind, no worries. The winter season is considerably less busy which allows you more flexibility for you ultimate wedding venue.
Stretch your budget even further with winter wedding suppliers. The cooler months are particularly slow for many vendors, so they are often happy to offer some great discounts to couples getting married at this time. There is also less competition for great styling décor – signature furniture pieces, specialty backdrops like golden gates and enchanted trees and unique lighting installations. You really get your pick of fine caterers, photographers, cake makers and dress designers.
Your wedding florals are guaranteed to be stunning all day long without the worry of heat wilting fresh arrangements. You can really bring a fresh, spring feel to your styling with lots of flowers that won’t wilt in the steamy heat.
Whilst your friends and family back home are wearing their winter woolies, you can be soaking up the Tuscan sun. You can have the best of both worlds – a gorgeous winter wedding and a warm totally relaxing honeymoon abroad.
If all this sounds too good to be true, then call our team for your free consultation now, we can take the stress away from your wedding and create winter magic with our Full Planning and Styling Service . If you have already planned your winter nuptials, our complete On-The-Day Coordination Service is ideal. We are here for all your coordination needs from six weeks before your wedding day right up to the last dance at the reception.
We are dreaming of warm mugs filled with Spanish hot chocolate, crackling fires, our favourite leather boots, lush woolen scarves, cosy chairs, stunning florals, amazing skies and your dream wedding day.