Choosing when to wed can be a difficult task, especially when budgets are tight and with the UK weather as unpredictable as ever!
In part two of our handy guide, we reveal the pros and cons of tying the knot in winter time, and reveal the secrets of planning a wonderfully wintry big day…
Picture this… A bride all snuggled up in a fluffy faux-fur wrap and retro welly boots, a groom in traditional top hat and tails, and of course, a wedding venue covered in snow! Snow is magical, and as Britons, we do get unashamedly excited on the odd occasion we are blessed with the white stuff, but if it arrives on your big day it could cause problems.
Sadly, some of your suppliers may not be able to get to you, and that vintage car you were hoping for will be a no-go. But have a 4×4 vehicle on hand and remember that the day is, ultimately, about you and your man getting married. This is also where wedding insurance comes in handy! Make sure you cover yourself early on in the planning process, and purchase a package which covers supplier cancellation on the day.
Another hidden danger that brides sometimes forget is the spiralling cost of their wedding outfits, once they’ve added on all the little extras needed to stay warm and dry.
Of course, you will need a shrug or jacket to wear if you want photos in the snow, and welly boots are great to get you to and from the car, but do you really need to spend hundreds of pounds? Why not customize a pair of boots you already own, using your wedding colours and initials?
On the other hand, you will be able to pinch some pounds during the colder months as it’s out of the traditional wedding season, leaving more room in the budget for yummy mince pies and mulled wine! Savvy brides will also be able to save on the details by making the most of their venues in-house festive decorations. Most large country houses or churches will have christmas trees, mistletoe and festive details like wreaths and candles that can double up as reception decorations.