Lots of brides i’m sure will have the image in their heads of that dream winter white wedding day with frosty trees and snow covered venues. I have had the pleasure of meeting and providing gowns for many winter brides over my time in the industry and i myself was married a week before christmas on the 18th december 1993, no snow unfortunately but plenty of frost and a real bite to the air! More and more brides are looking towards winter time for their weddings but not just in the hope of that amazing winter photo and the whole wonderland feeling ,but because when all said and done it is in fact a great way to save money!
You’ll Save Money — on Most Suppliers/venues
Since the winter isn’t a peak time to get married in most parts of the country, you might be able to score some major discounts. You can save big on your venue, and possibly get discounts on our photographer, videographer, DJ, and transportation. One area where you may not see any savings though is your Flowers. Because there are fewer flowers in season you might have chosen something that may cost more simply because its not available during the winter months.
You’ll Need to Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenario
As a winter bride, you have to know the answer to the biggest question: what will you do if there’s heavy snowfall on your wedding day and no one can get there? One idea is to ask the “what if” questions while searching for your vendors. Make sure to ask your — venue, photographer, videographer, DJ — what would happen if we were forced to cancel due to inclement weather. Some vendors may allow you to reschedule for another date at no additional cost, assuming he or she was available on the new date.Its always worth an ask. Of course, getting everyone together again on a different date isn’t always possible. If you’re wary, its a great idea to think about taking out wedding insurance. Most policies will protect you against losing your deposit money due to a weather-related cancellation, meaning that you can then book a new vendor who is available on your new date without having to pay extra.
Embrace the Season
Don’t let the fact you are getting married in winter dictate your wedding style. You don’t have to have a winter wonderland theme or use burgundy,green and gold or darker colours just you are getting married in a cold-weather month? Pale blues and silvers,whites and lilacs can look just as effective during winter! Snowflakes, frosted branches, and icy blue lighting can all add that wintery drama to your day! You can also embrace the season by serving wintery cocktails and beverages, like hot chocolate and snowballs and have real fires lit at your venue to add that comforting glow and give your guests a place to warm up after a few photos outside. Its important to check with your guests when they will be available to attend your wedding if the date is booked around Christmas day or new year, as they could have already made plans to go on holiday abroad , a save the date card in advance is probably a great idea.
One of my all time favourite Winter weddings i had the pleasure of providing a gown for was for Amy & Carl Day who were married on 18th december 2010 It will always stay in my mind as a fairytale white wedding as Amy and Carl invited me to come along and watch the ceremony. The day was a perfect winter scene, snow had fallen and everywhere was white…it gave me goosebumps and im sure Amy & Carl and the rest of their wedding party were feeling the same excitement.!
The Bride wore a stunning soft satin victoria jane gown called ‘chanel’ & the bridesmaids wore a sharp cranberry colour , the contrast against the snow was perfect! I was so proud to be a little part of their day and their photos were totally amazing.There are a few gorgeous photos attached to share with you! It made it even more special that they shared the same wedding date as myself and my husband and it brought back lots of lovely memories of my day as i watched them say their vows.
I think that the winter months don’t get given the credit they deserve to be chosen as a wedding date,after all who says that because you choose August it will be glorious sunshine? The weather is the only thing you cannot book in advance….so give winter a chance when choosing your date.!!
We would love to help you choose your gown if you haven’t already found ‘the one’ …you can find us on www.cherishbridal.co.uk and book your appointment online via our book now service – https://www.cherishbridal.co.uk/book-now/
Have an amazing wedding day if you have a winter white wedding, please share your photos with us ,we would love to see how special your day was!
Enjoy the images!
THANKYOU TO AMY & CARL DAY FOR THE USE OF THEIR IMAGES.