Your Ultimate Guide when Planning a Winter Wedding!


As we are seeing a rise in weddings taking place over the winter months, we thought it would only be right to help you plan your perfect winter wedding!

There’s nothing better than a crisp winter wedding in our opinion! When we think of winter, the first things we think about are glowing fairy lights, christmas trees and smells of cinnamon! These vibes definitely come out to play when planning an Winter Wedding.

Winter weddings photographs can look captivating and magical with the stunning colour palette. We are here to help you make sure your photographs and wedding planning will capture the season perfectly!

Things to Consider when Planning a Winter Wedding

Stick with the Colours of the Season!

Make the most of the increased trend in rustic weddings and turn your wedding into one that showcases venues with open brick walls and open fires. That way, you can bring the colour palette from the outdoors into your venue naturally!

Red, dark greens, silver and gold are very popular colours to use for your overall wedding colour theme. There is also an increase in burgundy reds this year. This colour is certainly one to watch out for. Warm neutral hues, like chocolate brown, taupe or rust orange also compliment the winter colours at your wedding.

Make the Most of the Lower Costs

Have you ever attended a venue but realised it is well outside of your budget? Many are not aware that if you book your wedding in the winter months, you are actually booking the venue during off-peak months!

This means you should get a healthy discount on the overall wedding package. Make sure when you are attending your wedding venue to keep an open mind on the venue. The aesthetic of the venue might actually suit the winter months more! For example, they might have a lot of reddish tones on the building and have a rustic feel overall.

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What food do you think about when you think of Winter?

Want to make your wedding quirky and one to remember? Instead of going for the traditional wedding menu, why not go for a menu that reflects the season! Think roast turkey, minced pies, and hot chocolates! Maybe these flavours could be something you could include in your sweet treats and cake?

Also, we would recommend making sure there is hot drink options as this tends to be exactly what everyone craves in the winter months. Your imagination can go wild!

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Make sure your photos and videos are taken outdoors.

This seems like a fairly obvious one! The variations of the colours of nature will really make your photos and videos pop, so make sure you take plenty of photos on the day outside!

When getting married in Ireland, we are aware the weather can be fairly unpredictable, so make sure instead of passing up the opportunity, to hold out until the weather dies down. This day only happens once, so we can’t even imagine how it would feel not having the photographs to showcase the spectacular colours.

Make sure you have an umbrella with you or an extra layer for in between photos as it might get nippy every once in a while!

Also, make sure to take a look at your photographers style, especially during the winter months. The natural brown and red hues will make a real impact to the overall image. This weather also tends to really compliment natural skin tones. Who knows, you might even get some snow!

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Let there be Light!

Make the most of the darker evenings during your wedding by decorating your venue with fairy lights! Make sure to ask your venue if they are able to decorate the venue with this option, as it can really bring the wow-factor!

If you are wanting a rustic venue, lights and candles are a perfect option for you. Bring some warmth to your wedding by using candles as your centrepieces at the table. These decorations are fairly cheap and you could DIY these options to make it even cheaper.

Continue to bring the light outdoors in the evening time by hanging some fairy lights out on the trees. There is something very whimsical and romantic about these small details that also make a massive impact on your guests.

Seasonal Flowers

Make sure to tie in your flowers with the season as there is nothing worse than seeing a colour palette that completely contrasts with the winter aesthetic!

We would personally recommend using flowers like camellias, baby’s breath, chrysanthemums and roses.

Make sure to do your research on what flowers will match the vibe you are wanting to bring to your wedding. You could find some images to show your florist or you could ask the florist themselves if they have any images.

Make it a Holiday!

Have you got your date with your venue agreed yet? If not, it’s a great idea to incorporate the holidays into your wedding! Why not make your wedding date over the Christmas period?

Just because you book this date, doesn’t mean you have to go all out with Christmas decorations! Bring out the cozy elements of Christmas on display in a subtle way.

You could get some sparklers or some fireworks also to end the night on a high! The choices are endless.

Are you still looking for some autumn wedding inspo? Make sure to check out our online wedding directory for all our local recommended suppliers in Ireland!

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