Consider a Hygge Winter Wedding

Just got engaged? The very first thing to get nailed after he pops the big question, is when and where your big day will take place…

The most popular time of year (to address the first of those points) has seemed to be Summer forever and a day… but Summer weddings are becoming a bit cliché aren’t they?  They absolutely have their perks and can make for beautiful weddings, but before opting for the heat, an outdoor venue, and strappy bridesmaid dresses… I urge you to consider the alternative.
We have just come out of Christmas – the most magical time of the year! Part of what makes the season magical is what also makes it romantic… Stunning frost covered landscapes, fur throws, log fires, beautiful spiced scents filling the air… The Danish have coined the word “Hygge” to describe this cosy winter feeling; enjoying life’s simple pleasures.

Why not indulge in a Hygge wedding that offers fur blankets for your guests to get cosy on; an open fire to warm their toes and a mulled wine bar to warm their cockles! A country estate will look spectacular in the winter with lanterns, tea lights and fairy lights, and there are some truly fabulous winter wedding dresses out there… You have a little more flexibility with a dress that works in the winter; think heavier materials, bolder colours, more accessories and shawls!
Another massive plus point: Winter weddings are cheaper! They’re a less desirable time for many, so you’ll have more room to negotiate with your chosen venue.  You could even jump on the back of their Christmas season decorations to save money on your decor…
Winter weddings are definitely more unique – your guests are not likely to have another one to attend and so their excitement and anticipation will be peaked!

So when planning your wedding, give it some consideration and look at some of these beautiful winter wedding snaps for some wedding inspiration

“What’s your flava?”

In the words of Craig David, “Tell me what’s your flava…”

Really though – almost the first thing you should be thinking about having just got engaged (aside from how to announce the jaw-dropping news), is what you want your wedding to look like…  What is the theme?  There are so many options these days, from the weird and wacky to the wonderfully classic.

The main point to get across is that you need to PICK ONE theme and STICK WITH IT! You are bound to fall in love with different elements of various themes as you trawl, transfixed through wedding magazine after wedding magazine…  But trust me, bundling all of these elements together could be distastrous.  The many details that go into wedding planning pull together to make something glorious and awe-inspiring, but if those many details are all speaking a different languauge you will end up with a deafening cacophony that will inspire things other than awe…

It may be that you know exactly where you want to get married already – in which case you should let your venue style take the lead.  Your wedding style should compliment the wedding venue, not shout it down.  If you have picked somewhere full of vintage character and quirkiness, trying to impose a modern sleek romantic theme just won’t work.

Your wedding theme will need to run through every element of your big day – from your dress and the grooms attire to the flowers, transport, entertainment and venue.

For example, a boho-rustic wedding might involve a pretty floaty dress and flower hair garland; loose and bountiful flowers casually strewn; outdoor space scattered with hay bales, picnic blankets a tipi and fire pit; a vintage VW van for transport that later becomes a pop-up gin bar; an acoustic band to cement the chilled festival vibe as your guests celebrate late into the evening…



On the other hand, a classic romantic wedding would deserve an elegant dress with a veil over a bejewelled up-do.  It may be in a beautiful stately home with sparkling chandeliers and perfectly manicured gardens.  The flowers would be a little more uniformed; a crisp and striking bridal bouquet with complimenting statement centrepieces on each table.  The transport for this wedding may be a beautiful old rolls royce or horse drawn carriage even.  A harp could serenade the guests upon arrival as they sip on a chilled bellini…


Also be mindful of the number of guests you are inviting – if you’re going BIG, embrace the fiesta vibe!

Essentially, take your time over this part to consider every angle, as once you’ve picked your theme and started making purchases based upon it, there’s no turning back – and you don’t want to be hammering a square peg into a round hole when things start going awry…!

If it’s all getting a bit much and there seem to be too may possibilities – just give me a call!  We can chat through your ideas and narrow down what theme might fit yours and your fiance’s style and requirements.

Otherwise – best of luck creating your happy ever after!