Winter is such a beautiful season to choose for your wedding day. Twinkling fairy lights, a rich colour scheme, candles and log fires all make for a romantic atmosphere and if you’re lucky enough, you might even get a magical dusting of fluffy snow.
When planning your winter wedding it’s important to remember that spacious venues, particularly old churches, can get a bit chilly and there’s nothing worse than shivering down the aisle with freezing toes and a bright red nose!
You’ll also need to consider how to keep your guests warm throughout the day, particularly during outdoor photographs and traveling between the ceremony and reception venues.
We’ve rounded up some winter warmer inspiration to help you keep the big chill at bay on your special day.
There are so many beautiful shawls, scarves and cardigans available to keep you stylishly warm and cosy on your winter wedding day. We love the sparkly ‘Niamh Cardigan’, just £21.00 from Monsoon.
White satin evening gloves are elegant enough to pair with your wedding dress and will help to keep your fingers from freezing. These elbow-length gloves from John Lewis are the perfect option.
Having cosy, soft blankets on offer to keep your guests warm will be a welcomed gesture. Roll them up and keep them in a basket or a vintage suitcase to match your décor and colour palette.
Serving hot, mulled cider for your welcome drink is not only delicious, it looks pretty and will warm up your guests.
Hot Chocolate Bar
Set up a hot chocolate bar for guests to help themselves to a sweet and steamy mug of deliciousness. Complete with candy canes, squirty cream and marshmallows.
Offer scarves or hand warmers as your wedding favours for guests to use throughout the evening. These Champagne pashminas from Etsy are beautiful and the perfect winter wedding gift!
If you’ve chosen a venue with beautiful gardens, a tipi or a marquee, it’s a shame not to make use of outdoor space just because it’s winter. Fire pits create warmth, a romantic atmosphere and they look great in photographs!
Are you choosing to have a winter wedding? We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas for keeping yourself and your guests warm and cosy!