Planning a Winter Wedding

Planning a Winter Wedding:

This is a very special time of the year to tie the knot. Winter is a romantic time, after all, its engagement season and a special time to spend with those you love. For couples who can’t get enough of the wintertime, hosting a wedding with a winter theme can be absolutely magical. When executed correctly, the cold weather and snow can add character and personality to your wedding instead of hindering your celebrations. Mulled Wine Receptions, dancing the night away beside the twinkling fairy lights of a Christmas tree, warm fires and lots of candles make it so magical.

Play with cosy attire, rich-hued florals, festive décor to
create a winter tide event that will rival all of the spring or summer weddings
that you have attended over the year. Let the season inspire your fairy-tale
nuptials from the venue to the invitations to all of the little detail along
the way.

For the brides out there, are there any tips you would give for them for their winter wedding?

Invest in Winter Accessories: long sleeve wedding dress, a
cape, a Fur stole, you can see from the Barcelona Bridal fashion weekend just
gone, that the new trend coming in is wedding dresses with sleeves.

Don’t forget beauty prep; chapped lips and dry skin are
inevitable come winter. Keep your lips moisturised in the run-up to the wedding
and use a good face moisturiser. Keep chapstick in your clutch on the day

Keep your hands warm, it doesn’t look good in winter wedding
photos with ice-cold blue hands. You can buy hand warmers

Don’t ruin your shoes; have another shoe option like funky
boots when going outdoors for photos on the day especially if you are wearing
heels you don’t want to be sinking in snow or wet grounds. If it’s very cold
you could wear thick tights under your long wedding dress.

For the grooms to be, any ideas to keep them warm?

For the guys, a blazer is ideal: nice thick fabric which
will keep the guys warm plus it's very trendy. It is so much easier for the guys
to keep warm in winter.

For the wedding couple, any advice for their winter wedding?

Allow extra time for travelling to your venue and ceremony.
Have just one venue, if possible, for your ceremony and reception, this makes
transport easier for all guests and family attending.

It gets much darker earlier in the winter, so bear in mind
times for ceremonies to avail of the daylight for photography. It does get
dusky around 3.30pm.

Winter Wedding colours: Berry Red, Burgundy, Black and Gold
and of course tartan.

Plan your honeymoon; the wintertime is the perfect time to
make a tropical escape to the Caribbean, unlike peak wedding season (May-Sept)
coincides with peak hurricane season. Leave the snow and ice behind and enjoy
the perfect beach weather on your honeymoon

Consider your guests by having hot drinks on arrival to your venue: like Hot Chocolate, Hot whiskeys, Mulled Wine, Candy Canes, cinnamon sticks, marshmallows and chocolate chips

Embrace yourselves in the Festive Season: you don’t require a lot of wedding décor when you have the Christmas décor

Some ideas for dealing with the weather on your winter wedding:

  • Pretty Umbrellas are available in different
    colours and styles and look fab in photographs
  • Wear a Fur Stole over your dress and your
    bridesmaid’s dresses or wrap yourself up in something blue over your dress
  • If the weather is windy; why not make it a
    “Marilyn Moment”, embrace yourselves in the moment
  • Don’t let the weather dampen your excitement as
    a winter wedding it can be the most magical time of the year

Tip of the Week:

Keep your guests warm and cosy throughout the night and a lovely idea for the smokers out there: supply a basket full of blankets for them when they are going for a smoke: keeping them warm, different, colour coordinate them with your theme colours.

Wedding trend of the week

Delicate details and fine fabrics are the running themes throughout the new preview 2020 collections from bridal designers Pronovias. The dresses suit the tastes of brides around the world, who want to feel their best ever on the big day, while still feeling like they’ve stayed true to their personal style.
Comet is a chiffon dress with guipure on v-neck bodice, waistline and keyhole back.