There is something really magical about getting married in Winter. I can’t put my finger on whether it is the warmth by the fire, the extra cosy snuggles with your love ones or the majestic fog or soothing rain on the window and tin roof.
If you’re getting married this winter, you are probably completing the final tasks and getting excited for your big day. But, if you are considering a winter wedding in the future, then the chances are you’ll be looking at weddings this winter to help plan your big day. We have complied the latest trends to help you get started. Grab a glass of mulled wine or warm apple cider and a block of chocolate and let’s go through it!
Winter weddings tend to cost a lot less then Spring weddings
It may come a surprise that a lot of suppliers offer off-peak rates during Winter as Winter weddings are generally less sought-after. Aside from choosing to have your wedding in Winter, it is a bonus to know that your budget may stretch that little bit further than if you were having a Spring wedding. Unless of course you are taking everyone interstate or overseas!
You are also more likely to snap up a Saturday during Winter, but you can make your budget stretch even further by having a weekday Winter wedding as well. Weekday venue bookings will have an off-peak rate for the off-peak season.
And you can invite more people
In terms of how many people you are inviting, do you have a larger family? Winter off-peak season also generally offers a cheaper rate too. The average cost of a wedding per head comes is $157 throughout the year, with most couples opting to invite an average of 97 guests. Comparatively, couples spend an average of $119 on their Winter weddings and invite 104 guests. That alone is a saving of more than $2500 while being able to celebrate with more of your loved ones
Opt for rich and dark colours to match the season
A lot of couples will have black or moody elements at their winter wedding in 2019. And with the rise of popularity of shades such as burgundy and navy, it’s no surprise that richer colours work well with your winter wedding colour scheme. We also love dark green and navy blues. Dark colours with moody festoon lighting will help give your wedding the illusion of more warmth.
Add in a fire-pit to the mix and you have a cosy and intimate atmosphere for your big day. Experiment with mixing up your dark colours with a lighter shade such as white or blush to break up the deep colouring.
You can keep your guests warm in outside areas
We love rustic weddings, and we know you do too! We Black Tie Events have had the pleasure of being the Melbourne MC DJ at a few this year already and boy aren’t they a hoot! In fact, we believe rustic weddings are still the most popular wedding theme despite it being Winter!
While there are many rustic wedding venues that offer indoor options, some have a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces. So if you are hosting your guests outside, aside from us being experienced Melbourne MC DJ’s and being able to get everyone up dancing, you will need to think about ways to make your guests comfortable during the cold. After all, you don’t want anyone leaving too early!
Two popular options for keeping your guests warm are outdoor heaters and fire-pits. But you can also bring or hire in other alternatives. Blankets are a widely popular option and can bring your friends and family together if they’re wrapped in the same blanket. Umbrellas are also a popular option to keep everyone dry if it rains!
We’ve found that quite a few couples also opt for hot food and drinks for their wedding, even order in drinks carts for their big days. If you’re looking for something special and warm why not go for some hot chocolate, mulled wine, warmed apple cider or even a signature hot cocktail? Not only will it help keep everyone warm but it will also give a more personalised touch as well!
Don’t forget to keep yourselves warm as well!
While formalwear for men often includes a jacket, for brides it can sometimes get a bit chilly in Winter. And while you can always opt for a dress with long sleeves for your big day, we’ve found a lot of people prefer having a coverup option that they can take on and off for photos or other parts of the night.
Faux fur jackets seem to be a popular way for bride to keep warm this Winter. We’re big advocates for sustainable weddings as well, and we’re seeing that fewer brides are wearing real fur on their big day, so we expect to see that continuing.
Other popular winter coverups include shawls, shrugs, capes, denim and leather jackets. And of course, you can chat with your dress designer about having a custom blazer or jacket made as well.
Greenery is still available – and popular!
Greenery has been the most popular wedding trend of the last few years and we don’t see that going away any time soon! Where we are seeing this change is by couples opting to incorporate more florals back into their designs to work in those dark and moody colours. Opt for native flowers that are in season to reduce storage and shipping costs.
Other trends that are still popular for Winter weddings and throughout the year are personalised signs, natural makeup, brides doing speeches, private vows, luxe rustic elements and interactive food stations.
If you would like to discuss your wedding MC and DJ options with Mark who is our experienced Melbourne based Wedding MC and DJ whizz, please call 0400 447 552 or send and online enquiry today.