The bride, groom, their respective entourages and your guests should be kept warm. This doesn’t just come down to heaters and hot drinks, but your clothing too. It is possible to wear warm attire whilst still looking stylish, something many people do seem to worry about. It’s better to be wearing a beautiful wrap or cardigan than standing there in just your dress but shivering. Warm guests are happier guests and you’ll find everybody enjoys the day more if they’re comfortable and will have fonder memories, rather than those of sitting and shivering. Warm underwear is a fantastic idea that will keep the couple and their teams glowing and is a very worthy investment. Clothes with long sleeves will ensure the bride and her ladies keep warm. Gloves are also a smart and practical addition to cold weather. Velvet works well for the gentlemen’s coats while warm colours such as burgundy help to contrast with overcast skies and fit in well with the winter theme. You’ll be surprised by the different winter wedding accessories that are available and you can still look absolutely breathtaking whilst wrapped up warm.
Wet weather in England is unfortunately something we are faced with for most of the year, but particularly in Winter. When it comes to footwear, stylish boots are preferable to high-heeled shoes if you’re going to be walking across any difficult terrain. Many pairs of incredible looking yet practical, comfortable, boots are available. Those beautiful stilettos won’t fare well in the mud, but bring them along for the dancing later on when you know you’re going to be comfortably indoors or on a flat surface. A few pairs of wellies should also be kept handy should the need for them arise. Other accessories like umbrellas can also be kept within reach should there be a downpour. A wood fire outdoor environment would also be a welcome idea for the reception as long as there are no signs of rain, creating a warm environment and a beautifully illuminated appearance.
Lighting is one of the most important things at the centre of your unique winter wedding. As the days draw in earlier during the winter, you need to take most of the shots early enough to take advantage of the natural light. It may be worth arranging with the photographer to take some photos before the ceremony, particularly those group shots. Candles can add warmth and a touch of romance when it gets darker. Glitter is also your friend during the magic of your winter wedding. It catches the light and throws it right back into the eyes of your audience. Those sparkles are indeed magical, and the photos should be evidence enough of this. If you do find it’s a damp and rainy day, why not get out the umbrella, put on a pair of wellies and have some photos taken of you dancing in the rain with your partner? Rain photos can look truly beautiful. Speak to your photographer to discuss your ideas for the weather and ensure any props you may need are going to be readily available on the big day.
Food and drink are the sources of the good cheer at any social gathering, especially for a wedding to be held in winter. Plenty of both should be available,
and the options in place should help your guests fight off the cold. If you are relying on caterers, remember to discuss the menu in advance. Your winter wedding
inspiration for food could come from the experts in the industry. Furthermore, remember that the hospitality industry is usually busy during this time. So, ensure
that your function is given the priority it deserves for the bar, catering and entertainment services.
Welcome your guests to the venue with hot chocolate or some other such hot drink to warm their insides and certainly consider a hot food menu opposed to a cold buffet.
Planning a winter wedding can be tough but also immensely rewarding. However, the above winter wedding ideas will help things to proceed smoothly. No matter the weather,
there’s no reason your day cannot be the perfect day you dreamed of.
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