Winter weddings should never be looked down upon with feelings of gloom and dullness, because the weather can, in fact, enhance your wedding day by introducing a different kind of atmosphere. The cold and dreary conditions can enhance a theme of warmth and cosiness that no summer wedding can compete with.

Here are some tips for planning the perfect winter wedding:

  • Catering

The great thing about a winter wedding is that you can serve hearty, delicious meals, such as roasted meats and various soup dishes, and not worry about any complaints! For your drinks, you don’t need to do champagne either, but introduce something original such as a warm cider or mulled wine. And for dessert, think of the warm puddings you could serve such as sticky date pudding or chocolate fudge.

  • Clothing

Summer weddings give you that limited choice of the slim-line dress that’s become so common it’s becoming far less of a choice nowadays. With a winter wedding, you can go glamourous – with long white silk gloves and a well-layered gown. Also, consider what shoes you’ll be wearing on the day. You can still wear the high heels, but bear in mind they probably needto be closed.

  • Flowers

Elaborate displays of flower decorations are a huge part of any wedding; and although winter doesn’t always cater for the roses that summer can offer, there are other amazing options to consider. For example, you can use in-season flowers or if that’s not an option, then why not add into the mix intricate bouquets of leaves, varying in size and shape, sticks and an array of pebbles or stones.

  • Decorations

You can definitely use the cold season to your advantage when it comes to adding finer decorations to your wedding day. Summer could not offer you this one excellent feature – the ice sculpture. A display piece of ice is an attraction every guest will remember for years to come. It will be the centrepiece of your wedding and an original one to boot.

  • Heating

Obviously it will be cold on your wedding day, which is why you need to ensure there is sufficient heating available to keep your guests comfortable. However, this does not mean you should use the heating merely for warmth; indeed, you can use this as a decorative enhancement to your reception by introducing fire stands and heaters at various locations both inside and outside the reception centre.

These useful tips will be sure to help you along the way in creating the perfect winter wedding that will be unforgettable.

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