HOW TO PLAN YOUR DREAM WINTER WEDDING

*This is a collaborative post



Are you considering a winter wedding? It comes at no surprise that summer time is the most popular time to get married. People tend to be put off  having a wedding during the winter months due to the weather and how cold it can be. However a winter wedding can be just as romantic, especially with the cosy atmosphere and gorgeous wintery colours. You may even be lucky and get snow like Stuart and I did on our special day. 



A winter wedding really can be a wonderful event - and here are some of my tips on planning one perfectly.


Choose a seasonal colour scheme

The colour scheme you opt for should be one of the first things that you consider. When deciding on the colour scheme think about the season and what colours first come to your mind. There really are some gorgeous winter colours you could go for from blues, silver and white to bold colours such as jewel tones like emerald green, pastels like blush pink or red tones such as burgundy. The colour scheme is important as it sets in motion for planning especially when it comes to the invites, flowers, bridal gowns, decor etc. 



Wrap up warm

One of the big things to consider about a winter wedding is the weather. It's bound to be cold so when picking out your wedding dress and the bridesmaids dresses (click here for inspiration) it's a good idea to think about winter accessories such as cover ups and shawls. When it comes to the men in your wedding party why not consider fabrics such as tweed or velvet to keep them warm. 

Tip: consider getting a faux fur shawl, it's something I wish I had done to keep me warm. Don't forget tights either for you and your bridesmaids. 


Winter florals

We went for red and white roses however there are many other winter flowers you can opt for. Why not embrace the season and go for wintery foliage such as ivy, sprigs of yew, holly and hypericum berries. 

Tip: Don't forget that flowers aren't just for yours and your bridesmaids bouquets but for decor at your reception.


Photos

When it comes to photos on your special day a professional photographer is a must. It's important to research a photographer and meet up to discuss your ideas and make sure that you are comfortable with them. We also made a list of important photos we wanted taken on the day.


Using a website such as Wedding Photo Swap where you and your guests can share any photos taken on your special day is also a lovely touch and something that I wish we had considered.


Winter inspired decor

You can have lots of fun with decor at your reception. With a winter wedding you can make a cosy atmosphere with candles, twinkly lights and other seasonal decor pieces. This was something I wish we had thought about more. Check out how to plan the ultimate winter wedding for a mixture of great ideas.


Comfort food

For our wedding reception dinner we gave our guests the options for what they wanted in advance and the mains were comfort foods such as roast lamb or beef casserole. These kind of meals are great for winter weddings for keeping warm and fit in well with a cosy atmosphere.


Other touches

There are lots of little touches you can do that fit in with your colour/winter wedding theme. If you are in need of some inspiration than Pinterest is a great place to start looking.