There are so many reasons why you should consider a winter wedding but here are just 10 from The Bristol Hotel

It’s cool!

Winter is undoubtedly the most romantic season; cold weather is the perfect excuse to snuggle up to the one you love, and when better than on your wedding day? Plus, grooms will be much more comfortable in their suits, and more importantly, you brides won’t need to worry about your make-up melting in the heat! Sarah and William - IMG_1007

Accessorize your wedding dress

What better opportunity to buy yourself something pretty like a fur wrap or bolero, or a silk velvet cloak. Especially for any self-conscious brides, these accessories will cover you up and look super stylish. sam-kevin138

Creative bouquets

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Winter means you can get really creative with your bouquet. Instead of going for fresh flowers, how about introducing feather, silk flowers, crystals, or even Christmas baubles if the timing is right? Better still, you can even keep it and treasure it for life. Dave and Mel's Honington Wedding by Marcus Ward - Bigeye Photography-15

It’s different

A winter date makes a wedding special in more ways than one. It will brighten up the dark days of your winter, and your guests are more likely to remember it, as winter weddings are few and far between compared with weddings in the summertime.

Better for guests

You’re more likely to get all the people you really want at your wedding, as there is less likelihood that your wedding clashes with another, or someone’s summer holidays. Sarah and William - IMG_0986-2

Availability is better

You’re more likely to secure your hairdresser, your favourite bridal photographer, and perhaps even your dream venue because there are less weddings taking place at this time of year. Sarah and William - IMG_0723

More time

Less brides asking questions means that every wedding supplier that you use will have more time, meaning more time to be given to providing you with a higher level of personalised service than usual.

Fun and quirky

There are so many fun and quirky elements you can introduce to a winter wedding, such as cute little earmuffs for your flowergirls, a snow globe as a cake topper, or a delicious and warming hot cocoa or mulled wine instead of Champagne at your drinks reception. sam-kevin228

Run to the sun

Think about it: as a bride and groom that overseas honeymoon is going to be so much more appreciated when you’re escaping the depths of a British winter!

Value for money

Most services – venues, photographers and so on – may be prepared to offer a discount during the off-peak winter months, making a winter wedding perfect for those brides on a budget, including The Bristol Hotel, which has put together an amazing value for money package that is valid until Spring 2015. For more info on this package, click here! Sarah and William - IMG_0813-2

For other top tips for a winter wedding, we’ve got what you need – from ways to warm up your guests, to how to get a fab Christmas theme, to the perfect bridesmaid dresses for the chilly season.