While we’ve been enjoying something of an Indian summer this year, the weather reports are in and it’s not looking especially great for anyone planning a winter ceremony at grand wedding venues around the UK this year.

Apparently, we’re in line for some heavy snow once we reach November, so if you do have a wedding planned for that month or later on in the winter, it would certainly pay to be prepared.

Winter weddings can be incredibly magical and some of the most romantic ceremonies going, but you have a few issues that those getting hitched during the summer months won’t have to worry about. The good news is that if you’ve considered all eventualities, your big day should go off without a hitch… but you will need to sit down and work out a few little steps to take first.

Firstly, do make sure that everyone in the wedding party has enough clothes. Yes, you want to look your best for the photos but you also don’t want to freeze just so you have something to hang above the mantlepiece. But you can buy some really lovely winter accessories that will keep you all snug as bugs in rugs, while making sure your photos are still on point.

Also spare a thought for how the weather will affect your skin. Make sure you keep your skin as moisturised as you can in the run-up to the wedding and have some lip balm in your bag so you can keep chapped lips at bay.

As for the day itself, check the weather reports before it arrives so you know what it’s going to be doing and so you can let everyone know. Traffic gets an awful lot worse when the weather is bad and you don’t want people to show up late, so send out a little bulletin before the wedding suggesting that your guests give themselves extra time to get where they need to be.

When people do arrive at your venue, it might be nice for them to have a welcoming warm drink instead of a glass of champagne if it’s freezing cold outside. And you could hand out wedding favours like blankets (buying in bulk will likely be cheaper) to help keep your guests nice and warm as they watch you say your vows. Little hand warmers could also be a nice touch.

Your photographer is sure to know the intricacies of shooting in winter light but perhaps make sure you’ve scheduled your photos to be taken earlier in the day so you can make the most of natural light.

With just a few little easy steps, you can make sure that your winter wedding is amazing no matter what the weather decides to throw at you. We’d love to hear what you’ve got planned so get in touch with us today.