Winter is such a magical time of year to tie the knot – from crisp weather and festive entertainment to glamorous colour schemes, there’s just so much to embrace.
Throwing a winter wedding is fast catching up with summer as the most popular time to say ‘I do’. The nights might be darker, but the sparkles are brighter, atmosphere merrier and the whole day is bursting with romance. Not to mention that lots of wedding dates will be much cheaper!
But winter weddings aren’t necessarily as straightforward as summer ones. To help you have the most smooth-running and stress-free day possible, we’ve rounded up 6 winter wedding tips.
Visit your Venue at Night
Most venue showgrounds take place during the daytime, but at a winter wedding, the majority of your reception will take place once the sun’s gone down. Arrange a visit to your venue in the evening when you can see what kind of lighting they have, and whether the vibe is cosy and inviting.
Ask your venue what they’ll do if there’s bad snow, for example. What if one of your suppliers is unable to get there? Is there somewhere suitable for guests to park?
The light may not always be on your side during the colder months of the year. To avoid a gloomy venue, incorporate indoor and outdoor lighting into your wedding decorations such as fairy lights, candles, lanterns and pillar candles, all providing a cosy feel.
Wrap up for a winter wedding
One thing you can guarantee is that it will be cold, so investing in some warm accessories is a must. There are lots of ways to stay warm without sacrificing your wedding outfit. Try a faux fur stole, a white cape or even an elegant cardigan could all be good options to consider for the whole bridal party.
Timing is everything
During the winter months the sun can set as early as 4pm. If you’ve not got a wedding planner to help you organise the big day, make sure the duration of the ceremony, photography and the wedding party are high priorities on your wedding checklist.
Suit Your Flowers to the Season
Tropical, out-of-season flowers will need to be flown in and won’t look their best or be cheap. Embrace seasonal blooms for your bouquet and arrangements, and stick to classic whites and dramatic reds. Wintry foliage, like ivy, springs of yew, holly and hypericum berries look gorgeous.
How we can help
Here at The Haybarn we provide a stunning and unique Family owned venue for Weddings, Yoga retreats, Parties, Corporate Hire, we also host local one off events and much more.
With our Hay barn wedding, everything is customisable, how you theme and decorate the barn is entirely left to you to turn your vision into reality whether your preference is informal and rustic, or elegant & chic. The choice is yours.
So, kick off the planning for your winter wedding, find your perfect venue with us.