With Christmas just around the corner, are your intuitive senses tingling?
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the most popular days of the year to pop the question, and it’s no surprise. With family and friends around you, festive decorations and beautifully wrapped gifts in abundance, the magic atmosphere that Christmas brings is undeniable.
If you think your beloved may have a romantic Christmas proposal up their sleeve this year, it is in your best interest to be prepared for what comes next – the wedding!
Below, we have outlined the next three steps to follow on your wedding planning journey in order to keep things organised and practical as you move towards your impending nuptials.
January is the main hotspot for wedding bookings, so be sure to get your big day booked as early as possible. When securing a date for your wedding, consider which season best suits the requirements of your big day as this can have a huge impact on the venue you choose, attire and décor.
When seeking that perfect ambiance, all seasons have their own benefits and alluring features, but only one will do your magical day justice. Be sure to contemplate what aesthetic, what narrative, and what atmosphere you are intending for your wedding to provide. Once you have a vision, the perfect season for your event will soon become apparent.
With each spring comes a new year, new dreams, and a new life together. Heralded as the season for life and health, spring brings the not-too-hot and not-too-cold balance that makes it brilliant for outdoor ceremonies. Woodland and natural, rustic themes are perfect for the spring, however be cautious of chillier evenings. Consider a beautiful tent to help mitigate temperatures and make for gorgeous photos.
The light-filled days of summer are a glorious time of the year. Long, balmy days filled with exquisite sunshine make the prospect of outdoor wedding events seem perfect. More guests are likely to be able to attend summer weddings and the variety of beautiful summer flowers can create a colourful splendour. It is also the perfect time of year to coincide with jetting off on your honeymoon.
The gorgeous colours of autumn are undeniable. Rich golds, russets and crimsons make for a striking decor palette, and autumnal flowers such as the beautiful crocus and dahlia make for an exquisite bouquet. It is also another good season for plentiful guests, but be aware of the darker evenings and cooling air. Candles are a nice touch for autumn weddings, providing a charming ambiance and warming glow.
The crisp, winter season naturally lends itself to more intimate, cosy ceremonies. If you don’t want to have to rely on the favourable weather an outdoor event requires, a winter wedding is an excellent alternative. Cool, icy décor is perfect for winter-theming your wedding, or if you want to promote a more warm aesthetic, the addition of a crackling fire can add a visually appealing and snuggly feel. The potential for luxurious faux furs, elegant sleeves on gowns and steaming mugs of hot indulging drinks for your guests can make your winter wedding the one that is always remembered.
If you are considering a winter wedding, our ‘Planning a Winter Wedding’ blog can help you get inspired:
Now you have the perfect date in mind, consider what venue would best fit your seasonal requirements. Be conscious of your budget and make sure to keep an open mind. Check recommendations and be prepared to trawl reviews from others to see how their chosen venue tied into their vision. A few key factors when choosing your wedding venue include:
Once you’ve set the date and secured your venue, keep ahead of the curve by considering new, innovative ideas to help inspire your wedding event. Each year brings with it new trends and opportunities to make your big day stand out from the rest.
So if you receive the greatest gift of all this Christmas, remember to take a look at our 2019 wedding trends blog for some creative and cost-effective ideas to help make your 2019 wedding the best of the year.
Check our weddings page to see how we can make your big day sparkle.
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Any questions? Feel free to contact our wedding experts for all the advice you need.