Planning a Winter Wedding: 4 Top Tips

Posted on: 26 July 2017

Planning a winter wedding can offer many advantages over summer nuptials. The winter wedding season tends to be quieter than the summer season, which means you do not need to worry about your wedding date clashing with other people's, and there will typically be less demand on wedding hire companies. The reduced demand means you are likely to get the location, the decoration and the entertainment you want. Below is a guide to 4 steps you can take to make sure your winter wedding is perfect. 

The drinks

After the ceremony, it is traditional to offer guests a drink. Depending on the time of year, certain drinks may be more suitable than others. For example, while servicing ice-cold Pimms at a summer wedding might be a good choice, it may not be so wise during a winter wedding when temperatures are lower. Instead, you should consider hiring a professional bartender who can make winter warming cocktails such as warm whisky, eggnog or rum.

The venue

Brides who are planning a summer wedding will often hire a marquee so that guests have plenty of room to drink and dance the night away. Marquee hire also reduces the cost of the venue hire, as it means you can hire a smaller bricks and mortar venue. However, if you are planning a winter wedding, you may not believe that a marquee is suitable. However, this isn't the case. Many wedding hire companies offer winter marquees which feature hardwood floors and internal heating lamps.  

The flowers

The flowers you wish to display as part of the wedding centrepieces and the bouquets can be a little harder to organise during the colder months. The flowers associated with bouquets are typically associated with the spring and summer months. However, a winter bouquet can also be a very beautiful affair. You should ask the florist to use seasonal plants such as mistletoe, pine cones, winter berries and rosehips.

The entertainment

The music and entertainment you choose for your wedding reception can help to set the tone for the entire evening. When planning a winter wedding, it pays to give the nod towards the season by asking the DJ or live band to play a few Christmas songs which will help to get your guest up on the dance floor.

If you would like further advice about how to plan a winter wedding, you should contact a wedding hire company today.