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 couples who are worried about the weather ruining their day, but it’s such 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 envisioning a glamorous seasonal wedding, here some top tips to transform your day into the ultimate magical winter wonderland! 

Keep Cosy

The winter months can obviously get very chilly but don’t let this drop in temperature get in the way of your big day. For winter brides, add to your look and wrap up in style with a stunning bridal shawl or elegant cape. Get matching cover-ups for your bridesmaids too.

Make sure your guests stay warm with some extra layers, provide blankets for the evening, these can be incorporated into chair cover designs.

Another great way to keep everyone warm is with seasonal favourite hot drinks. Mulled wine is a popular option because it instantly gives the day a festive touch, plus its wine! If you want something a little bit different, hot chocolate with marshmallows or personalised couple cookies 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!  

We also recommend visiting your chosen venue after dark, so if there are stunning grounds and architecture you can see what external lighting they have for some truly sensational external wedding photographs. 


This popular wedding idea will instantly add some ‘wow factor’ to your day. Perfect for winter weddings, sparklers are a luxurious extra to traditional evening entertainment. Your guests of all ages will love them, they also offer wonderful wedding photograph opportunities! 


Opt for delicious hearty food for your wedding breakfast which will allow your guests to fully enjoy their food in the warmth. With guests being inside your venue more during winter weddings, it makes it so much more worthwhile putting those extra touches to your table decorations. 
Glamourous winter flowers, romantic candles and seasonal extras like glitter pinecones and, if the timing is right, elegant Christmas themed decorations will give your wedding breakfast an added touch of winter elegance. 


This is the dream for many couples booking a winter wedding. If you’re lucky enough to have some snow on your big day, the photographs are just dreamy! Of course, if you have guests who are travelling a long way, it's always worth making sure you check the weather forecast well in advance to make sure people can make provisions. 

If you want some more help planning your winter wedding our wedding coordinators are always on hand to help you create your dream day. 
Please also take a look at our Real Wedding album on Facebook, to see some stunningly inspiring images of Ashdown Park weddings. Find and follow us: @ashdownpark

Alternatively to get your inspiration going, here's a great free wedding planner via Guides for Brides. CLICK HERE for everything you need to plan the perfect day.

Photography credits: 
Alan Harbord Photography  | Floral Explosion  | Debbie Sanderson Photography | David Gadsby Photography  | Big Day Production Photography