Why choose a winter wedding?
With the memory of Christmas in our minds, and a chill remaining in the air, we’ve fallen in love with winter weddings here at Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa. Plus, love is all around, with studies showing that an incredible 40% of engagements take place in the winter with December named as the most popular month for popping the question.
If you’re recently engaged, you may be wondering what season will suit your nuptials best. Let us count the reasons why you should consider hosting your wedding during the winter!
What does romance look like to you? If you have visions of your ceremony or reception cast in a warm, candlelit glow, winter makes for an excellent time to achieve this look. With the nights closing in earlier, create ambiance with rows of candles. You can adorn your ceremony space with twinkling fairy-lights to bring the room to life. Playing with lighting can make all the difference to the ambiance of your ceremony or reception, and there’s no better time to embrace the cosiness of the darker months.
Your big day’s photography is key to creating everlasting memories, so take advantage of the winter landscape. Not every couple is lucky enough to have snow fall on their big day, but if you are it can create the most magical backdrop for those all-important winter wonderland shots. A winter wedding in Cheshire, in particular, gives couples the potential to take advantage of the beautiful rural landscape which many venues boast. Our very own Lakeside area makes the perfect fairy-tale backdrop for your wedding photography with its romantic bridge and inspiring natural features.
Want to create a winter wonderland within your reception (faux snow optional)? Adding an array of delicate yet striking white blossom trees can transform a space into a truly magical environment. Added foliage is a great way to bring the outside in (but keep the cold out!) during your special day. Invoke visions of Narnia and invest in some fir trees to transform the landscape of the space and transport your guests to a wintery world.
Glamourous winter bridal fashion
Bring your wedding day wardrobe to life with the enchanting influence of winter fashion. Rich jewel tones and shades make the perfect choice for winter bridal parties. For the bride herself, the perfect finishing touch to your dream wedding dress is an opulent white fur or twinkling embellished bolero. Colder temperatures mean an extra layer is often necessary, but it can also elevate your wedding day look and provide a great way to express your individual style in the most important outfit of your life! More low-key brides might opt for a personalised leather jacket to add some edge to their wedding outfit.
Step into Christmas!
Holding a winter wedding gives you the opportunity to embrace the magic of Christmas during your big day. Many venues will be adorned in their festive best, meaning your all-important wedding photography will get some added sparkle with the enhancement of Christmas decorations.
Christmas also makes the perfect theme for your evening entertainment. Inject some festive fun into your evening entertainment by adding some festive tunes into your playlist. If you choose to fully embrace the Christmas spirit, you can even invite Santa Clause himself to your reception, a guaranteed hit for those having a family-friendly celebration!
Stag and hen celebrations get a sprinkle of festive cheer, too. There’s no better time to plan the big pre-wedding night out than in the middle of party season! Take advantage of the many Christmas party nights going on around this time of year!
Food and drink
Some would say that there’s no better season for food and drink than the winter. There are so many ways to embrace the season’s produce by serving your guests a winter-warming menu. You’ll find wedding food inspiration in abundance during the winter: think classy comfort food to warm the soul! Plus, if in doubt: the classic Christmas dinner should be a crowd-pleaser in the festive season!
You can also keep the crowd toasty with a warm drink. A hot chocolate or mulled wine station can be a fantastic way to keep the drinks flowing, with the former being a special hit with the kids!
Unforgettable nuptials on a budget
You can see why we’re dreaming of winter weddings, but there’s one more detail which we think seals the deal. For many venues, winter is considered to be off-peak in terms of budget, making it an excellent time to get a fantastic deal on your big day.
Our very own Winter Wedding special offer (available between the months of November and March) from just £5300 makes your wedding dream a reality.