Winter is the perfect time of year to get married if you want to create a warm, cosy atmosphere, especially if you choose the festive month of December. Imagine walking up the isle, towards your future husband, and being surrounded by Christmas decorations, festive lights and the smell of delicious mulled wine welcoming guest to your reception. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it?
Alternatively, the month of November is perfect if you want to start married life with a bang! Fireworks are becoming a popular wedding reception feature, but can be difficult to see against a summer night’s sky. By getting married in November, you can truly light up the sky with your chosen display, as the dark, smoky air is the perfect backdrop.
If you can’t quite bring yourself to get married in the winter, October is the perfect choice. It is on the cusp of autumn and winter, so if you tie the knot before the clocks go back, you can still enjoy relatively light nights, gorgeous carpets of fallen gold and brown leaves outside, and moderately mild weather. If you want an unusual/unconventional wedding day, you could even theme your day around Halloween!
February is officially the most depressing month of the year, so why not give your friends, family and loved ones something to look forward to by having a February wedding – you could even tie the knot on St Valentine’s Day!
January is the perfect time to beat those post-Christmas blues. Why not buy lots of Christmas lights in the sales and transport your guests into a magical and romantic fairyland.
If you dread the thought of walking down the aisle during the winter but still want your pick of venues and dates, why not consider the month of March. You’ll avoid the darker, shorter days while still enjoying the pleasure of unique and original nuptials.
Great Winter Wedding Ideas
Serve warm apple cider or mulled wine to keep guests warm and toasty.
Add a touch of glamour to your wedding with a colour palette of silver, light blue and navy or create a fun yet festive atmosphere with red, green and gold.
Red roses, calla lilies, and amaryllis are wonderful winter flowers.
As winter weddings in the UK usually have to be held indoors, make it a black-tie event and encourage your guests to dress to the nines.
Splurge and have ice sculptures created to ‘wow’ your guests.