Vivienne May Weddings
Why Host a Luxury Winter Wedding?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the perfect season to host a beautiful, festive wedding! I share my top tips on why the festive season is a perfect setting for your wedding day.
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Authors Bio: Vivienne May Weddings was founded and created by Kerrie May. With over 8 years of experience in the luxury wedding & event industry, Kerrie has worked at some of the UK’s most iconic venues alongside a selection of renowned industry professionals and worked with a selection of high-net worth couples.
Kerrie is a UK Wedding Planner and has a distinctive reputation amongst her fellow luxury wedding professionals. Her wealth of experience, industry knowledge and unrivalled passion for bringing her clients vision to life is what drives her to plan impeccably designed, style-led and perfectly co-ordinated weddings, with romance at it’s heart.
The obvious: Winter is usually better for smaller budgets as it’s not peak season, therefore you could be saving thousands of pounds compared to having exactly the same wedding in the summer months (but double check with your venue as they may charge peak prices in December). Some venues hire prices are drastically different by seasons (and remember: you can't guarantee a sunny day - even in August!)
If your venue decorates for the Christmas Season (think ornamental Christmas trees, festive garlands on top of roaring fireplaces and ruby red poinsettia’s), you’ll save money on purchasing extra decorations - just remember to ask them what colour theme they are planning on having!
Less Weather Worrying
There’s less need to worry about the weather compared to summer weddings – it’s a bonus if the sun comes out! (And if it snows? A beautiful (and rare) backdrop for your photographs!) Think about the temperature you prefer (and then imagine wearing your dress/suit and spending a large part of your day outside for photographs). In hot weather this can be very uncomfortable but in the cooler seasons, much more enjoyable!
A Winter Wedding doesn’t mean it has to be Christmas themed. Popular themes include: Winter Wonderland (full of snowflakes, icicles, blue tones and frosted pine cones), a White palette theme (pure and sophisticated white roses and hydrangeas), or your theme can include jewelled darker shades of burgundy, emerald green or navy blue that aren’t as easy to style with Summer weddings.
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It gets darker earlier, therefore having sparklers or fireworks can happen around 7pm when your photographer is still there – no need to pay extra to capture those spectacular moonlit moments!
Hot Chocolate Stations
Forget Gin tables, winter is the time for cosying by the fire with a hot chocolate and an abundance of marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, whipped cream and a sprinkle of magic!
If you or your partner are a lover of Christmas you might want to have a read through my blog on How to Create a Magical Christmas Proposal for ideas on the best ways to propose at Christmas time.