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  • Vivienne May Weddings

Why its worth considering Winter Weddings...

It may be a bit colder but before you set your mind on a specific season, have a read through the below and you may be tempted to reconsider. After all, who doesn’t love a Christmas Cracker with cheesy jokes!

The obvious: Winter is usually cheaper 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!)

Free decorations! 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!

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.

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 station! 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!

So, anyone feeling like raiding the Christmas decorations in their loft for some further inspiration, or is it just me?!