5 Reasons Why We Love Winter Weddings

Katy Coltart - Tuesday, July 25, 2017
But can a winter wedding really compete with a sizzling summer ceremony? Here’s 5 reasons that will make you fall completely in love with your own winter wonderland.
  1. Baby, it’s cold outside. Unlike a ceremony held in the heat of the summer sun, your winter wedding won’t leave you and your guests a hot mess. No flies and no burnt thighs. Getting hitched when there’s a crunch underfoot can actually be much more enjoyable because nobody is fighting to keep their face from dripping onto their shoes. It also means more dancing - not only is a burl round the dance floor a great way to warm up, but partygoers won’t overheat so quickly and they can, of course, indulge in a little pre-shindig ‘nip’ to get things started.

  1. Snow White for a night. Are you a classic beauty, with rose red lips and soft mahogany locks? If so, you’ve probably spent most of the summer season frantically slapping on factor fifty and hiding under a parasol. Winter weddings were made for porcelain skinned brides. Accentuate your natural features by embracing the winter theme, contrasting whites and ivories with the deep plums, full reds and rich evergreen tones synonymous with the winter season. And if you’re holding out for a white wedding, look north. Let us source your winter wonderland from the most exclusive wedding venues in Dumfries and Galloway. We might not be able to promise you snow, but we can promise that the chill in the air will only enhance naturally rosy pink cheeks for a truly spellbinding blushing bride.

  1. Dancing in the moonlight. There are few things more romantic than a candlelit waltz under the stars. Our clearspan frame marquees allow us to fit clear, 5m span roof sections, perfect for hosting an enchanting moonlit dinner and dancing under the night sky. Before the sun sets, our clear framed marquees will enhance your reception with a panoramic view of your surroundings. Let the outside in with hanging winter garlands and intimate candlelit dinner tables. Then guide family and friends into your reception as night falls, by edging paths with subtle LED uplighters to mirror the glittering night sky.

  1. The venues dreams are made of. Whether they’ve fallen for the hilltop views of the Pink Palace or are dreaming of lochside nuptials at Dalswinton, it’s not uncommon for couples to fall in love with one of our exclusive wedding venues in Dumfries and Galloway. But when they’re working at short notice or on a tighter budget, opting for a winter date can be a practical solution for securing their dream venue. Some venues and suppliers will offer winter packages and discounts, especially for mid-week weddings. The upshot to this is that many people take time off during this period anyway, so holding a weekday wedding with minimal hassle is totally doable. Plus, everyone will be looking forward to yuletide celebrations and ready to let their hair down - tis the season to be jolly, after all!

  1. Finally, hot things up with a winter honeymoon. Go for a winter wedding and winter sun will follow! You can pick up some great deals on winter holiday packages to the Caribbean, New Zealand and the Maldives at this time of year. Just be careful to avoid booking during peak holiday times when prices will spike significantly. You’ll miss a few weeks of winter back home and come back sun-kissed and rejuvenated - what better way to start your life together than that?

Is there a magical winter wedding on your list this year? Our expert wedding planners are dab hands at bringing together unique events at some of Scotland’s most stunning wedding venues in Dumfries and Galloway. Let us take care of everything from your wedding venue and marquee hire to those all important finishing touches.

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