Top Tips for a Winter Wedding

With sparkly fairy lights, dreamy decor and cosy blankets, it’s hard to imagine anything more magical than a winter wedding. The winter months are often overlooked by brides who are worried about the weather ruining their day, but it’s a wonderful time to get married! Full of romance and atmosphere, the winter months offer a unique sense of magic that is perfect for a dreamy, whimsical wedding. If you’re dreaming of a glamorous seasonal wedding, transform your day into a magical winter wonderland with these top tips for the ultimate winter wedding.

Keep Cosy

The winter months can obviously get very cold, but don’t let this drop in temperature get in the way of your big day. Make sure you and your guests stay warm with some extra layers! Although, don’t let this ruin your bridal look. Wrap up in style with a stunning bridal shawl or coat like this beautiful bride from Tylney Hall. Why not get matching cover-ups for your bridesmaids too?

Another way to keep warm during your day is to provide blankets for the evening or serve hot drinks. Mulled wine is a popular option for brides because it instantly gives the day a festive touch. But if you want something a little bit different, hot chocolates are a great way to instantly add some cosy, wintery charm.


When it comes to choosing a venue for a winter wedding, pay extra attention to the interior. Although it can be tempting to choose a venue based on its beautiful gardens or exterior, remember that you’ll be spending most of the day inside so it’s important that you love it. From the lavish wooden interior of Tylney Hall in Hampshire to the opulence of The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne, make sure your venue’s interior is the perfect backdrop to your day.

This popular wedding idea will instantly add some ‘wow factor’ to your day. Perfect for winter weddings, fireworks are a luxurious alternative to traditional evening entertainment. Your guests will love watching the beautiful firework displays to finish off a wonderful day. If an extravagant fireworks show is a little outside your budget, sparklers are a fantastic alternative which guests always love! But, make sure you check with your venue beforehand to ensure that they allow fireworks on their grounds. We love these stunning fireworks at Luton Hoo Hotel which perfectly compliment the venue’s opulent exterior.


Whilst summer weddings are all about BBQs and picnics, for winter weddings eating outside just isn’t an option. We recommend opting for a more traditional, formal style of dining for your wedding breakfast which will allow your guests to fully enjoy their food in the warmth. For your meal, go for hearty food using delicious seasonal vegetables. Also, decorate your tables with winter flowers or pinecones to give your wedding breakfast an added touch of winter elegance. With glamorous flowers and romantic candles, this dreamy table decor at Tylney Hall is the ultimate winter wedding dining inspiration!


If you’re lucky enough to have some snow on your big day, make the most of it by snapping some fabulous wintery photos. However, if you have guests who are travelling a long way, make sure you check the weather forecast well in advance to make sure people can make provisions. 

Want some more help planning your winter wedding? 

Sign up for your free Guides for Brides wedding planner here, for everything you need to plan the perfect day.

Or speak to one of our dedicated wedding co-ordinators today and take a look at our latest wedding brochures below:

Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club 
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+44 (0)1342 824988

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa 
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+44 (0)1582 698889

The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
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+44 (0)1323 412345

Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens
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+44 (0)1256 764881