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7 reasons to get married in the winter

Inspiration - 17.02.16

Are you recently engaged? Are you deciding which time of year to say ‘I Do’? Winter is often overlooked as a season to tie the knot, but here are seven reasons why you should consider getting married at this beautiful time of year.

1. You will get you more bang for your buck

The winter season is typically quieter for vendors and considered ‘off-peak season’. You might be able to save money when you book your venue and suppliers leaving some of the budget to splurge elsewhere – your dream wedding dress perhaps? Make sure you do your research and search the internet for super saving winter deals.

2. It is a holiday season

Booking a wedding over the Christmas period has it advantages. You’ll often find that many people have booked time off over the holidays which opens up the opportunity to have a mid-week wedding. Even more special still, have you thought about tying the knot on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve as they hold some extra magic and people typically take time off work. It’s also worth noting that your wedding will stand out as guests will look forward to attending something a little different to the popular spring and summer months. Guests may also find it easier to find and book accommodation near your venue.

3. It will make your colour palette POP!

If you’re planning your colour scheme or even lucky enough to have a white wedding, any colour scheme compliments a truly neutral palette. Whether you opt for the traditional Christmas theme of red and gold, black and white or soft pastel hues, you’re guaranteed that your palette will pop! Don’t be afraid to incorporate a sprig of holly, frosted pinecones or winter foliage into your bouquets and buttonholes to give your wedding a unique element that ties well with the season.

4. It’s an extra reason to be creative

A winter wedding provides the perfect backdrop for cute, cosy and creative details. Fireplaces, candles and fairy lights all add atmosphere to your event and look great in photos! The right venue will be suited for this style of wedding, think about country homes or maybe even a castle! These venues provide a great setting for serving mulled wine or Christmassy cocktails around an open fire. Customised scarves or leather gloves are a fab and functional favour idea to keep guests warm and help to add special details to make your wedding feel personal and memorable.

5. You’ll have great photo opportunities

Fingers crossed you’ll wake up to a light dusting of snow on your big day which will create the feeling of a magical winter wonderland. You’ll also be spoilt by crisp winter mornings with natural lighting. Have you thought about taking your photos earlier in the day to make the most of the daylight hours? Remember, you’ll still be able to capture those creative and romantic night time shots in the early evening, leaving you to party the night away!

6. Everybody loves comfort food!

Think hot chocolate bars, s’mores and mulled wine by the fireside. A winter wedding is the perfect excuse to serve up crowd pleasing comfort food. It’s a great opportunity to think creatively about hearty dishes like mini bangers and mash, beef wellington and individual portions of warming curry. A hot chocolate bar is great fun for all but why not have alcohol available too so that the adults can ‘pep up’ their sweet treats.

7. It’s perfect timing for a tropical honeymoon

It’s probably a good idea to avoid the hurricane season so cross destinations like the Caribbean off your honeymoon list. If you book your big day during the popular months of July and August, during the school holidays, you’ll inevitably have to pay more for your honeymoon. To completely avoid these issues and escape the cold, marry during the winter months and we can recommend visiting beautiful destinations like the Maldives or South Africa, another reason to love a winter wedding!

Don’t forget, if you’re planning a winter celebration, head to our winter weddings Pinterest board for more inspiration!


If the beauty of Braxted Park has planted a seed in your heart, then simply fill in your details below, and we will be happy to email you our brochure or arrange your personal visit. Alternatively phone us on 01621 770855 and one of our friendly wedding team can tell you more about how this magnificent venue could become distinctively yours.