If you want a wedding with a difference, why not go for a winter wedding? You won’t have to worry about the heat of the sun, and the photos will look amazing if you get a cold, crisp day.
Choosing a winter month such as January or February means you will pay a lot less for your wedding than at any other time of year. The best venues are much less in demand, the food and entertainment will cost less, and your family and friends will have something to cheer them up in the long winter months after Christmas. If you are not a great fan of wintry weather, you can always book an exotic honeymoon abroad; again, this will be cheaper at this time of the year.
There are wide selections of dresses suitable for winter weddings, from traditional gowns to red velvet floor-length gowns, and you can incorporate wraps in accenting colours for those outside photos. These can be removed at the reception when the party hots up. For a stylish look, the bride could wear a hooded cape and channel an elegant ice queen. Rich wintry colours, such as burgundy, deep plum and forest green, are ideal colours for bridesmaids or any female guests, while men should wear dark-coloured heavy fabrics, both for warmth and style.
For something wintry and different, you could have a bouquet of wintry foliage with pine cones, feathers and baubles, and decorate the venue with wintry garlands and dark-coloured candles. With no fresh flowers to wilt, your arrangements can be made in advance and will last for weeks.
A roast dinner or beef stew would go down a treat on a cold winter’s day, with mulled wine and hot vodka cocktails to welcome your guests and followed by hot bread pudding, gingerbread and mince pies. If you like prosecco, add winter berries such as blackberries, rowan berries and sloe berries instead of strawberries.
There will be a better selection of venues available during the winter months, such as Gloucestershire wedding hotel venue http://www.thespeechhouse.co.uk/weddings/ What could be nicer than an open fire to welcome you and your guests to a venue?
Whatever you choose to do on your special day, a winter setting will provide you with spectacular photos you can cherish forever.