With Christmas around the corner, naturally, our thoughts turn to our brides planning a spectacular festive wedding.
Whether you're going with an all-out Christmas theme or you just love this time of year, we're here to help you prepare for the biggest day of your life.
Think sparkling fairy lights, a beautifully decorated tree and many other festive embellishments that transform your venue into a magical location. And that’s not to mention an amazing winter wedding dress.
Christmas weddings are magical, and with many of your guests naturally being up for the party season and looking forward to Christmas, it makes your big day all the more special. It’s not hard to see why so many brides choose to get married at this time of year.
One of the advantages of getting married in the off-peak season is that you may pay less for your wedding venue. On top of this, you can also take advantage of wedding suppliers having fewer demands on their time, so you have a better chance of getting everything you want.
That said, the most popular wedding venues get snapped up quickly, so begin your search as soon as possible to ensure you get the location you want.
By planning your wedding a year or two in advance, it allows you to view your venue around the same time of year. You never know, you may even see ideas from other brides and grooms that inspire you.
For winter weddings, the majority of your time will be indoors, so factor this into your considerations. Remember, the daylight hours are also shorter, so focus on what kind of lighting they have, and don’t forget that you can also add plenty of fairy lights to create a magical atmosphere.
Also, check that there are plenty of good photograph locations within your venue. Many of your photos might be taken indoors as you cannot rely on the weather, which is true, no matter what time of year you get married.
When visiting your venue, don’t forget to ask your wedding planner how other couples have decorated. It is also worth asking if your wedding venue does anything special for Christmas, such as garlands and trees. It might mean that you have less of a job and could help you stay within budget. Don’t forget to check that the colours they use fit with your plans.
OK, we'll admit it. We're a little bit biased when it comes to prioritising your plans, but once you've got your venue sorted, the excitement of finding your dress begins.
If you're planning a wedding in December 2023 or 2024, it's time to start your search. You can always start by having a look at wedding dresses online to narrow down your style.
You'll be pleased to know that we've got all brides covered with a fantastic range of styles. With two bridal boutiques in Portishead and Clevedon, our stylist team will help you find the perfect dress for your day.
Will you go for Christmas sparkle, enchanting embellishments or an elegant, understated gown? Wedding dresses with sleeves are also a great option for this time of year.
The time of year doesn’t have to dictate what kind of wedding dress you have. Although when it comes to a winter wedding, you have the perfect excuse to accessorise your dress with beautiful faux fur stoles and boleros to keep the cold off.
Your colour theme
When you’re picking a colour theme for your wedding, of course, go with what you like. However, some colours suit the theme of a winter wedding perfectly.
Think warm red tones, forest greens or champagne golds. These colours will also add to that sense of warmth and add to the cosy vibe you’re creating.
Many colours work well for winter, so head to Pinterest and Instagram to get some inspiration and see how you could make it work for you.
It’s all in the detail
The time you spend planning all the details for your big day can have a huge impact on your wedding, your experience and your guests’ experience.
For your bouquet, why not choose some winter greenery that makes a beautiful contrast against the lighter colour of your wedding dress. Add in some roses, gypsophila and ranunculus that are available in the winter months.
Your wedding stationery can also encompass your theme. Gold calligraphy against a backdrop of ivory or navy blue can make a stunning invitation, place setting or table plan.
Keep your guests comfortable
Your festive wedding gives you the perfect opportunity to create a beautiful backdrop for your wedding with cosy log burners and flickering candles.
When your guests arrive, options like mulled wine, winter Pimm’s and mulled cider can be served to keep them comfortable and emit a delicious Christmassy aroma.
Enjoy all the planning!
The lead up to any wedding is full of excitement, and planning a Christmas wedding gives you so much to look forward to. We can’t wait to hear all about your plans.
Book your appointment today and find your winter wedding dress.