There is something special about a wedding in the depths of winter – it’s easy to create a cosy and romantic ambience, you don’t have to worry about guests sweltering in suits and it can be a budget friendly idea as venues and wedding suppliers usually offer off-season rates. For high quality and affordable wedding supplies and party hire, Goulburn can rely on Barlens – the experts in event planning and equipment hire since 1965. If you’re having a winter wedding, here’s a few tips and tricks to ensure your wedding day is everything you dreamed and more.
Choose One Venue
Having your ceremony and reception in the one location avoids the need for guests to have to travel in inclement weather. If you like the idea of having your ceremony separate from your reception space, consider walking down the aisle in a beautifully decorated marquee within the same premises.
The More Heaters, the Better
While most venues such as reception centres, restaurants and wineries will have the necessary heating to keep your guests comfortable, if any part of your wedding is outdoors or under a marquee you’ll need to consider hiring an abundance of outdoor heaters. For a rustic style wedding, outdoor fireplaces will create a romantic atmosphere whilst keeping guests toasty warm.
Be Prepared for Rain
A sunny winter day can provide the perfect backdrop for a beautiful wedding, but it’s vital to be prepared for whatever mother nature throws at you. Have nice umbrellas for guests to use when arriving and departing or for moving between indoor and outdoor spaces, and plan for an outdoor undercover space for smokers or those who like to go out for fresh air every now and then. You should remember that some of the best wedding photographs are captured in the rain, so even if you experience some showers, get out your brollies and let your photographer take some amazing snaps of you and your guests.
Be Creative with Lighting
The right lighting can transform your wedding into a real winter wonderland. It gets dark early in the winter months, add romance with tea-light candles and incorporate twinkling fairy lights throughout your reception space. Lanterns can let off a subtle glow and work well as decorative centrepieces, and candelabras with softly glowing candles can really set the mood.
Decorate with Seasonal Flowers
Tropical, out-of-season flowers will not only be incredibly expensive, but they will also look out of place. Instead, choose winter blooms for your bouquet and arrangements, and stick to a classic colour palette of wintery white or deep jewel tones.
Embrace the Season
If you have chosen a winter date, use it to set the theme for your special day. You can do this by opting for a hearty wintery menu of hot soup, delicious roast meats and warm drinks such as spiced wine. Choose an elegant long-sleeve wedding dress, faux fur wraps for the bridesmaids, velvet jackets for the groomsmen and a black-tie dress code for your guests.
Wedding Party Supplies for Any Season
No matter when you decide to tie the knot, it’s important to be prepared for all weather conditions. Barlens is the leading choice for premium event hire, with an extensive range of stylish and functional wedding supplies and equipment at highly competitive rates, you can trust us to make your big day as special as possible. From portable heaters and fans to marquees, lighting, furniture and styling accessories, our team is here to help bring your vision to life. Contact us online today for a free quote or call us to speak with our friendly team.