Believe it or not, the number of couples getting engaged during lockdown has risen an unprecedented amount. While it’s great news to hear that being locked in together 24/7 has made many couples stronger than ever, it does mean that dates for the Spring & Summer months are becoming sparse across many venues in the UK. Because of this, we know that loads of you have been thinking about re-arranging your wedding date from the Summer to the Autumn or Winter, and we wanted to help give some tips and ideas on how to create your dream wedding, even if it’s not in the month you’d originally planned.
Pick Your Pallet
The colours of Autumn and Winter can be either bold and vibrant or subtle and elegant. If you’re looking for bold, think beautiful deep reds, burnt orange and golds. Opting to keep it subtle? Try soft champagne tones and even deep natural greens.
Tip: Dried flowers are a hot trend right now within the wedding and event industry, and they’re perfect for an Autumn/Winter wedding. Speak to your florist about a dried bridal bouquet or if you’re still wanting to use fresh flowers, be sure to ask what’s in season within the month of your wedding.
Keep It Cosy
Autumn and Winter bring with them the cooler weather. Make sure you think about ways to keep yourself and your guests warm during your wedding day. Be sure to tell your stylists what month your wedding will be in and ask for throw options.
You can also keep things cosy for your guests by offering warm blankets, cosy lighting and warm drinks such as mulled wine.
Think about the time of the year and the month, tie your décor into it. If you’re getting married in October or November, you could incorporate mini pumpkins and beautifully bloomed sunflowers. For December, think mistletoe, holly and maybe even a Christmas tree to pop your wedding gifts under.
Time To Feast
Choose a menu that is going to fit the season of your wedding. Our menu choices offer a variety of warming dishes such as Deep fried brie served with a pineapple and chilli chutney, Individual beef wellington with chateau potatoes and Chocolate, orange, brioche and butter pudding, crème anglais and white and dark chocolate sauce.
Be Open Minded
The key thing to remember when planning a wedding in off season, is to be open to all of the possibilities. The likelihood is, that the weather will probably be a little grey and rainy, but that’s not to say your wedding won’t be just as beautiful as a Spring or Summer wedding. Find ways to make sure it doesn’t dampen your day.
So, have you been thinking about a change in season for your wedding? Get in touch today to find out all of our available dates for both this year and next.
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