Our top 5 tips for planning your perfect winter wedding
Winter weddings can often be the most wonderful and magical weddings of all. Here are our top 5 tips to ensure your special day sparkles.
- Consider an early ceremony
Days are much shorter during the winter months and the sun can go down as early as 4.00pm. Winter weddings can look stunning and beautiful, but you would be best to consider making sure your ceremony finishes with enough time for you to get some time with your photographer before the daylight disappears. You may wish to consider an earlier ceremony to give you that little bit of extra time.
- Give your guests plenty of notice
December can be an expensive month for many families and many people have other commitments. Be sure to give your guests plenty of notice by sending out your save the dates nice and early during your planning process.
- Use lighting to your advantage
Take a look at the lighting in your venue, consider some extra fairy lights, candles or some bespoke letter lights. These extra touches could make all the difference when looking to create that lovely warm, cosy, winter atmosphere.
- Consider the same venue for your ceremony and reception
In winter you may need to consider how your guests will be travelling and whether they could be affected by snow or bad weather. One way to help ensure a smooth day is to hold your ceremony at the same location as your reception. This means that guests don’t need to be travelling between the ceremony location and the reception venue which could potentially cause delays to your timings.
- Do your research before choosing a photographer.
If you have a photographer in mind, ask to see some images in bad weather and in low level light. There are some fantastic photographers out there and some of the most beautiful images are taken at night, but it is always worth asking for some example of their work from winter weddings to give you an idea of what your wedding photos may look like.
With a little extra planning, your winter wedding will be perfect in every way…
Photo Credit – Chris Smith Photography