There is something so magical and beautiful about a winter wedding and we meet lots of brides-to-be who feel the same way. We’ve been lucky enough to catch up with Jen at Raspberry Bespoke Events to tell us a bit more about how to plan your perfect winter wedding.
Hello, everyone. Winter weddings ooze warmth, romance and the most amazing spectrum of colours. If you are planning your wedding around this time of year, then you are in for a treat! I’ve picked just a few of our top tips for planning the perfect winter wedding.
- Choosing your wedding venue
In the UK, we are blessed with so many delightful venues. However, when winter is upon us, we would recommend choosing a venue which can hold both the ceremony and the reception under one roof. This helps ensure your guests are kept happy, warm and cosy.
- Planning your wedding attire
There are so many lovely accessories for both the brides and bridesmaids which can only be worn during the winter season. Raspberry’s advice is to rock that cape or fur caplet! Keep warm and you and your bridal party will be happy all round!
- The wedding invitations
Have fun with your stationary. We’re not suggesting you totally embrace the Christmas theme and make everything red and gold. But don’t forget to add textures such as velvets and contrast deep winter pallets that co-ordinate with your wedding. There is nothing quite like receiving an opulent invitation.
- The décor in your wedding venue
If your wedding is taking place in December, use the venue decoration to your advantage. Most reception areas will already hold a stunning display of winter decorations, so use your budget to style the wedding breakfast instead!
- Creating the perfect ambience
One of the surprising benefits of a winter wedding is that the sunset is so early. Make the most of this by adding lots of candles to give that extra touch of romance throughout the wedding breakfast or evening meal.
- Ceremony time
Consider booking an early wedding ceremony time of say 12:30 to enable more time for those all-important wedding photographs before the light changes.
Now this is important. We all love champagne but think about maybe serving your guests a warm winter punch or mulled wine. Not only will this be a welcome drink and keep away the chill, but can also assist with you keeping in budget.
We at Raspberry Bespoke Event have a penchant for beautiful shoes, but we also understand this is not always practical should the weather be inclement. If you are super excited by snow and want those romantic photos, ensure your wedding planner has a pair of wellington boots at the ready for you both to slop into to keep as warm and dry as possible.
A huge thank you to Jen for her fabulous winter wedding advice. Raspberry Bespoke Events are a luxury wedding planning company who specialise in making your dreams come true for the special day. With a little black book of suppliers and contacts that would make any bride-to-be want to be her best friend, Jen brings so much experience, inspiration and innovative ideas to your wedding.
For more information about Raspberry Bespoke Events, visit www.raspberrybespokeevents.co.uk.