Are you planning a winter wedding? The Midlands Meander offers some of the most beautiful countryside wedding venues that will be the perfect addition to your cosy theme. Hosting thousands of weddings a year, we have learnt a thing or two about winter weddings. We are sharing 6 tips for planning a winter wedding to help make the process easier for you.
How to Plan the Perfect Winter Wedding
Winter means that you will have to consider a few additional things for your Midlands Meander wedding. Here are 6 tips to consider when planning your winter wedding.
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Tip #1: Decide on the Style
This is arguably the most important decision you need to make. The last think you want is to spend your special day shivering. Will your wedding dress and the bridesmaid’s dresses have sleeves? Or would you rather have fur coats or shawls that can be taken on and off in between pictures. Will your feet be warm enough in your shoe choice and can you get away with wearing tights under your dress? Also, just because the men are in suits doesn’t mean that they won’t get cold; remember to select suits with thick fabrics.
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Tip #2: Stick to a Winter Colour Scheme
A winter wedding may lose its effect if the colour scheme is bright and summery. Stick to darker or neutral tones, such as natural greens, burgundies, gold, silver, red or even tartan.
Tip #3: Decide on an Ideal Venue
It is important to consider the weather on the day of your wedding. If you book an outdoor venue, you may want to consider a venue that has a back-up indoor venue if it is just too cold to sit outside. If you would like an outdoor ceremony, consider proving your guests with blankets, hot chocolate and heating lamps to make the moment more pleasant.
Tip #4: Adjust Your Time to Account for Winter Lighting
Whilst many favour an afternoon wedding, don’t forget to factor in that it gets darker a lot earlier in winter- this is often forgotten when planning a winter wedding in summer. The last thing you want is to change your photo plans because you didn’t realise how early it started getting dark.
Tip #5: Visit the Venue at Night
You’d be surprised how different venues look at night, which is why it is advisable to visit it when it is dark. You can see what lighting you are working with and whether it would be effective to add cosy candlelight. You are going to want to ensure that your winter reception is cosy, therefore, seeing it beforehand will allow you to make the necessary tweaks to achieve your desired look.
Tip #6: Choose Winter Wedding Favours
There are so many wedding favour options. Why not narrow them down to align with your theme? Hot chocolate packs, just gloves, mini bottles of Baileys or personalised candles are all super cute ideas that tie into the winter wedding theme.
Find Your Perfect Winter Wedding Venue in the Midlands
The Midlands Meander is home to some of the most beautiful wedding venues in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Find a list of our wedding venues here and begin planning your dream wedding, be it summer or winter! For more information on the Midlands Meander route, visit our website or get in touch.