So, you’ve said YES and now the champagne celebrations have ended - it’s time to get planning!
Deciding your wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make as a soon-to-be married couple. To ensure you pick the right venue, you need to settle on the season.
Newly engaged couples are increasingly opting for a winter wedding due to its potential for magical and original settings.
Whether it’s a subtle all-white reception, or a snow-filled winter wonderland extravaganza, here’s a few top tips to help pull off your dream winter wedding…
No wedding is complete without a large helping of fizz but why not opt for a seasonal favourite of a delicious, serve-yourself bowl of spiced mulled wine. That’ll warm guests up for sure!
Winter weddings are growing in popularity but are still less common than summer or spring so most venues offer winter wedding packages or various discounts.
One of our favourite venues for a winter wedding is Stoke Place Hotel, a luxurious four star hotel nestled within the Slough countryside. Other top picks from across the UK include the Royal Station Hotel in Newcastle and Mercure Darlington King’s Hotel. To check out their details and for more winter wedding venues click here.
It is tempting to go for an all-white look for your winter wedding but proceed with caution. If you are going white make sure all accessories, dresses and features are the same shade of white! To avoid the clash, why not go for a seasonal colour theme such as white, blue and green or red, orange and gold?
Weather is unpredictable all year round but during the winter your wedding attire should be planned with precision. You want a dress that will ensure you don’t freeze during your vows but that won’t leave you hot and bothered when it’s time to hit the dance floor. Opt for an oh-so-chic faux fur wrap or coat. If that’s not your thing, long sleeves is probably the way to go.
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Don’t just stick to white décor- think about white edible treats too. Try a white-chocolate fountain instead of the traditional milk-chocolate, with skewers of white marshmallows and white macaroons- delicious!
When it comes to favours your choice of a winter wedding has left you with endless possibilities. Well done you! A Christmas bauble with the date on is a gift that will ensure your guests will remember your wedding for years to come.
IT’S CHRISTMAS AFTER ALL…
You can’t forget that Christmas is around the corner, so embrace it and add a small touch of festivities to your wedding. Why not add holly wreaths to your table décor or hang mistletoe to for a hint of romance?
It may not snow on your big day and you can’t guarantee a frost but you CAN guarantee it will get dark quite early. Embrace the atmospheric opportunities with tea lights, candelabras and fairy lights galore.
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