It’s important you love your venue on the inside as much as the outside! It may be too cold to spend all your time outside for photos, so make sure the interior of your venue has standout features. Open log fires, feature staircases, sparkly chandeliers and twinkly candles all have such an impact in creating a romantic, cosy winter wedding.

When planning your day, make sure to think about the timings. With the evenings approaching earlier, be sure to have your wedding photographs scheduled before the light goes – dusk can be a gorgeous time to capture those special moments Make the most of the darker nights and ask your photographer for some creative and unique photo ideas. Hiring light up letters to be placed as a backdrop or using sparklers to create words or hearts are wonderfully creative and create a unique image just for your wedding!

Give your guests a warm reception drink – Mulled Wine and Winter Pimms are firm favourites during the colder months. Or for a drink that makes you warm from the inside, try a Cherry Pepper Martini. All will be gratefully received on a chilly afternoon.

There can be financial benefits of holding a Wedding in winter. Suppliers and venues are more likely to have an autumn/winter pricing structure or be willing to be flexible on cost during this time. Winter weddings generally mean more availability too so you don’t have to make rush decisions on prime dates. Having an affordable wedding means you can spend more on that exotic honeymoon destination! See here for Berwick’s Winter Wedding Offer

Fireworks are a fantastic idea for kicking off the evening reception! No matter the location, low noise fireworks mean even the most residential of venues can still hold exciting displays to welcome your evening guests and start the party with a (quiet) Bang!

The winter season brings many wonderful floral choices. Here are some of my favourites: Agapanthas (African lilies) – big, striking flowers; If you prefer bright blooms then the Gloriosa Lily is just gorgeous; Hydrangeas are a beautiful oversized flower, available in pink, white or blue. It’s worth meeting your florist 9 months – a year before your wedding to see what flowers are in season and to discuss ideas. It will be harder to pick your flowers during the summer when those in bloom won’t be around in a few months’ time.

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