When it comes to weddings, every season has advantages and disadvantages. From flowers, style to the fabric of your dress, the season impacts every part of your wedding day. Plan in advance to ensure you get the suppliers and venue just right, regardless of the weather.
Take the seasons into account when booking different parts of your wedding. Here are a few things to bear in mind for each season.
Many brides dream of a spring wedding. The beautiful blossom trees, pastel colour palette and perfect temperature, makes it the ideal time for weddings. Spring is a fresh and luxurious season that radiates elegance. Take advantage of the Easter holidays and try to book your wedding the Thursday before Good Friday for low-cost venue hire. Just make sure to send your save the dates out early if your loved ones like to book a holiday during Easter!
Spring showers and unpredictable temperature fluctuations can seem like a problem on your wedding day. Instead of worrying about things you cannot control, focus on how you can use the weather to your advantage. Take photos with an umbrella, wear a shawl with your dress and make sure your venue has plenty of indoor space in case of a downpour.
Warm weather, longer days and vibrant flowers make summer a popular option for weddings. Let the natural landscape do most of the talking, and add a few candles, fairy lights and garden lanterns for an extra special touch. Exchange your vows and wedding rings outside in the summer air.
The main issue with summer weddings is the heat. Choose a breathable wedding dress and lighter coloured suit for your groom, in case a heatwave hits. Plan your summer wedding at least one year in advance as vendors and venues can get booked up very quickly in peak wedding season.
If you have a darker wedding palette with burgundies and deep oranges, opt for an autumnal wedding. Use rustic logs as benches and candles for a romantic atmosphere. You can even use autumnal leaves and foliage to convey an eco-wedding theme.
Make sure to get some sunset shots and have plenty of warm indoor space for the cooler evenings. Some people like to use up the annual leave in the summer months. Send your save the dates out at the beginning of the year to ensure your guests can attend the wedding. Opt for a destination close to your guests that is easily accessible or choose a weekend date!
A winter wedding is a magical and beautiful event. However, snow poses a threat to vendors and guests being able to make it to your wedding safely. Decorate your winter wedding with Christmas trees, firepits and plenty of fairy lights. Make sure to invest in some thermals for your groomsmen and bridesmaids as well. Hide thermal tights under your dress to keep your legs toasty warm without ruining your wedding look!