The dos and don’ts of a winter wedding!
Getting married in winter or dreaming of a white wedding? Read our top dos and don’ts of an Isle of Man winter wedding!
- Brides – buy yourself a fur shawl or something to keep you warm when travelling to and from outdoors locations for your photoshoot!
- Make sure your bridesmaid dresses are also weather friendly – go for thicker fabrics, longer sleeves or accessorise with shawls.
- Use some winter decor ideas! Frosted windows, DIY Winter chocolate wedding favours, spray painted pine cones, twigs and evergreen decorations will look amazing.
- Take out wedding insurance. Chances are you’re more likely to need it.
- Prepare for the weather! Be armed with brollies should it rain, and extra footwear (wellies or boots) for outdoor photo opportunities.
- Be inspired with some winter warmers for your menu choices – thick Manx broths and bonnag, and chunky soups make for great starter ideas, with hearty local meat choices like Loaghtan lamb and potato dishes for the mains, and some festive inspired afters like dark chocolate gateaux.
- Have some festive drinks! Homemade warmed mulled wine, hot mulled apple ciders, Chai tea, eggnog, hot toddies, Winter sangria, whiskey hot chocolates and Baileys Irish coffees are just a few ideas you can do.
- Lighten up the early sun sets with a cozy Winter ambiance. Use lots of white lights, romantic candles and string lights at your wedding reception. For some more ideas of how to transform a wedding reception using different lights, read our lights blog post.
- Let your guests freeze! Have an abundance of blankets and cocoa powder to keep your friends and families smiling.
- Likewise, if you would like to greet your guests at the reception, don’t have your receiving line outside or right next to a blowy entrance. When the queue starts to bottleneck, your guests at the back will start to shiver.
- Feel like you HAVE to go for a Winter theme if you’re getting married in the colder months. Vibrant and pastel tones aren’t just for Spring and Summer months.
- Let the weather ruin your big day if things don’t go to plan. What will be, will be – so try not to stress (see point 5 of the Dos!).
- Go for out of season flowers – they’ll cost you a small fortune. Instead go for flowers like jasmine, irises, roses and lilie.
For more wedding top tips, read the next blog post below – and if you’ve had or are having a Winter wedding, get in touch with us about featuring your special day on our Real Isle of Man Weddings blog.