Our wedding coordinators at Bank House, one of the finest wedding venues in Worcestershire, bring you their top tips for planning a magical winter wedding…
First and foremost, embrace the season
Winter is one of the most beautiful seasons in the UK, so think labelled pine cones for places names and dried oranges and holly berries to decorate the table. Also, remember venues could be decked out for Christmas, embrace the festivities and magic of the season and incorporate this into your celebration.
Keep your guests warm
Think outdoor heaters, roaring fires, cosy throws or hot drinks on arrival – there are plenty of ways to keep your guests toasty between courses!
Prepare for the worst
As magical as the season can be, it can also be blustery, chilly and wet, too. Make sure you have ample indoor space for guests and provide loved ones with brollies (perhaps in keeping with the colour scheme) to prevent a downpour putting a dampener on the day.
Choose one venue
By this, we mean say your vows and then celebrate in the same place to avoid running into weather delays and mishaps! Our Malvern View room at one of the most magical wedding venues in Worcestershire, is the perfect solution to this. A licensed civil ceremony venue, which we then turn into a beautiful dining area for your celebration – guests can remain indoors (and much happier) when there’s no travel involved.
Dress for the occasion
We aren’t talking white dresses. We are talking faux fur stoles and chunkier heels for the cooler climate. Dressing you and your bridal party for winter doesn’t have to be dowdy – keep it sophisticated and practical for a memorable day.
Winter Wedding Favours
Give your guests sparklers (great for photographs later in the evening), candy canes (depending on the month) or bottles of whiskey (to warm their cockles). You can have lots of fun with this one, so use your imagination and enjoy!
Planning a wedding out of season can seem a little daunting, but be practical, embrace the season and have fun with it.
Bank House provides the most wonderful of winter wedding venues in Worcestershire, so enquire today for more information and helpful advice.