Rich colour schemes, festive spirit, roaring log fires and the scent of pine cones are just a sprinkle of elements that make a winter wedding so special. Your day will already stand out from the crowd with its magical theme, but here are 7 tips to plan the perfect winter affair.
A White Wedding
It’s all about creating a magical winter wonderland to complete your winter wedding theme. The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Yew Lodge Hotel offers a special winter package which includes use of a snow machine. Guaranteed to add that special sprinkle of magic to your photographs!
Banish those chills with a chic bridal shrug and warm scarves for your bridesmaids. Pop up stations are a huge trend for winter 2015. Why not provide your guests with a cocoa counter. Sipping a steamy cuppa will go down a storm as the snowflakes flutter outside.
Get In The Festive Mood Early
Grab your pals and head out for some pre-wedding celebrations. The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Yew Lodge Hotel hosts a number of special Christmas events including comedy nights, boogie nights and live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night for the month of December. Your friends and family can get a flavor of the wedding venue and get in the festive spirit.
Chapped lips are an issue for every bride getting married during the winter months. Invest in a moisturizing lip treatment to make sure your first kiss as a married couple is one the remember! If you are a DIY bride, avoid a major wedding day disaster and give the instant tan a miss.
Set The Mood
The dull, icy evenings are the perfect excuse to make your nuptials extra cosy and romantic. A candlelight reception or banquet dinner is guaranteed to set the mood for a fairytale evening. Serving a variety of Christmas beverages on arrival will be warm and inviting upon entering your venue. Mulled wine, Winter Pimms and Spiced Cider are sure to hit the spot.
Be sure to allow time early in the day to take your all important wedding photographs. In the depths of winter, the darker evenings will eat into the daylight leaving you with a smaller time frame to snap your essential shot list. Also, speak to your photographer to organise taking pictures at dusk after the sun sets – your backdrop will be pure magic!
Mini mince pies are always a firm favourite for winter weddings. Festive yule logs and mini stollen are becoming popular in place of the traditional Christmas pudding with brandy. While spice poached pears with chocolate sauce is a great contemporary choice of dessert, as well as spiced bread and butter pudding with gingerbread ice cream. Your cuisine will be the talk of the town for years to come!
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