Winter wedding tips
Everybody loves a white wedding – but some weddings have more of the white stuff than others. Winter weddings take a bit more planning than those held at other times of the year because you never know quite what you’ll have to contend with. One thing that’s an absolute must is to make sure that you lay on some hot food.
Travel can be challenging in winter, so it’s a good idea to do everything in a single location or at least to hold the ceremony and the reception as close together as possible. Make sure that you have plans for moving around if cars get stuck – some people go all out with reindeer-drawn sleighs! Think carefully about the bridal gown and bridesmaid outfits, try to avoid anything that trails on the ground, and consider advising your guests to wear stylish boots instead of shoes for safety’s sake.
When you’re decorating your venue and even choosing clothes, use warm colours to create a sense of welcome. Silver and gold can also look fantastic in season, and because it will go dark early, you can use sparklers or even have a firework display. Street food catering adds an extra sense of fun and conviviality to celebrations like these, so check out what Nyama Catering could do for you. Consider serving warm drinks such as mulled wine to help guests stay cosy.
Warm and welcoming inside, and crisp and magical outside, a winter wedding always has something special about it, so don’t try to hide that behind conventional summer wedding trappings. Use snowflakes in your décor and add rustic trappings such as long, rough wooden tables or a big log fire. Set aside summer flowers in favour of big winter blooms. Your special day will be an occasion for everybody to remember.