Perks of a festive wedding

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

There’s something magical about the month of December; the air is filled with festive cheer and feelings of warmth towards one another. Halls and trees are beautifully adorned, mistletoe is hung and twinkling lights are strung all around – the stage is set perfectly for a wedding!

Aside from the romantic ambience of this time of year, we thought we’d list a few other perks of a festive wedding for those of you considering getting married in December…

Your venue is likely to be partly decorated

There’s already plenty of sparkle, allowing you to save on the cost of dressing the venue

Christmas trees at West Tower

People tend to be in high spirits this time of year

‘Tis the season to be jolly, after all! There’s a lot of cheer in the air, making for very happy wedding guests

Guests enjoying a festive wedding

You don’t have to worry about the weather

Focus on creating your perfect, romantic hideaway indoors, away from the cold. Perhaps even choose a venue with  a fireplace – somewhere especially cosy for this time of year!

Although, there is the possibility of snow

And snow does would make things feel extra magical! To prepare for this, or for winter weather in general, you may want to consider a venue where you can have the ceremony and reception to minimise travel on frosty roads

West Tower in the snow

Warming, winter accessories

Bridal capes, faux fur stoles and long sleeved dresses as options for the bride and bridesmaids. While the groom could opt for a stylish velvet jacket

You can include festive foliage in your decor

There are so many gorgeous natural accents you can add to festive wedding centrepieces – pinecones, holly, cinnamon sticks, perhaps paired with a hint of tartan

The working year is winding down

People tend to be a tad more flexible as work calms down and they begin to think about heading home for Christmas – just be sure to send save-the-dates out well in advance

Your festive wedding will stand out

It’s true, there are a lot of parties this time of year, but not that many weddings. Stand out from the summer wedding crowd by giving your guests most memorable night of the Christmas season!

Mulled wine

Serve seasonal favourites

There are tons of tasty Christmas foods that you can serve guests at a festive wedding. Mulled wine is a great warming alternative to champagne!

Mulled wine

More affordable honeymoons

Sought after destinations, such as the Caribbean, are in low season – meaning you can get your dream honeymoon with a lower price-tag!

A Caribbean beach