Winter Wedding IdeasJanuary 7, 2019
Spring and Summer are a great time to get married—the warm weather, long days, and joyful spirit of summertime are the perfect setting to celebrate a new couple. But winter has a unique romantic quality to it as well, as it brings mugs of hot beverages, cuddling under blankets, and chatting around bonfires. You’ll also avoid the possibility that you and your guests will have to suffer through a ceremony on a sweltering hot summer day. And you may even get great off-season rates or special discounts from your venue or other providers. If you’re considering a winter wedding, read on for some great ideas to make your ceremony an extraordinary winter affair.
- Long-sleeved Dresses:
Long-sleeved wedding dresses have that special touch of old-school glamour that makes them effortlessly elegant. If you like the look of cutouts, a low-back, or a plunging neckline, but feel too exposed, long-sleeves can also help to balance the look of the bridal gown so that you can feel comfortable in a more daring style.
The Pronovias Draga from Bridal Secrets is a stunning long-sleeve option with a ball gown silhouette that will make you feel truly magical. It has a full Mikado skirt and train topped by a lace overlay that creates the illusion of a high neckline and full sleeves that sweep into a low sweetheart bodice.
Another beautiful long-sleeved option in ivory is the Melrose from Sottero and Midgley, which features lace appliques over the gown’s illusion long sleeves, romantic crosshatch tulle that flows over the entire fit-and-flare silhouette, as well as a double illusion keyhole back. The Melrose is also available at Bridal Secrets.
- Dusk Ceremonies:
With sunset around 5 pm over the course of Autumn and Winter, you can have a gorgeous ceremony at dusk with plenty of time for a leisurely dinner and dancing before it gets too late. A dusk wedding can also save you on décor—flowers won’t have as much of an impact in the low lighting, so you can stick with just a few and fill in the gaps with candles to create ambience at a lower cost.
- Fun Warm Drinks:
In the colder months of the year you can play around with serving hot beverages that wouldn’t fly at a summer wedding. When it’s time to cut the cake, you can offer guests small mugs of hot chocolate or even hire a barista to make espressos and lattes. Another fun idea would be to set up a whiskey bar (not warm in temperature but definitely warming!) for guests to taste a few different varieties.
While it’s hard work to set up a wedding under a marquee as compared with renting out a function hall, having the ability to set up a bonfire is a huge treat for a winter wedding. Yes, you’ll have to take safety protocol into consideration, but if you can pull it off your guests will have so much fun sitting and chatting by the fire. What’s more romantic than that?