Winter wedding

Things to consider when planning a winter wedding

Winter weddings are often overlooked in favour of warmer summer weddings. But we think there are lots of reasons why a winter wedding is a great idea.

Wedding bookings in summer are often booked solid, it’s more likely that you will be able to secure the date you want in the winter. Photographers, florists and entertainers should also be easier to coordinate. This is ideal if you have a short planning time.

Holding both the ceremony and reception at the same venue is a good idea in winter, this means that guests don’t have to travel and can stay warm and dry. Silverstream Retreat is an ideal location with our two venue options, onsite catering team and plenty of accommodation options.

Winter provides the perfect canvas for unique wedding styling. With the subdued tones of a winter backdrop, any colour goes. Rustic pastels to rich deep hues. Embrace the early darkness and incorporate some lovely soft lighting. Flickering tea lights in jars, lanterns, maybe even a cosy rustic fire place. Not only do they look spectacular they’ll keep your guests warm.

Winter sets the stage for some amazing wedding photos. Winter weather creates perfect lighting for portrait photos with flattering ambient light without the hot sun and harsh shadows. Be prepared for bad weather, coloured umbrellas, textured blankets and gumboots can be make for some fun props.

Clothing options for a winter wedding are endless. Layers of luxurious fabric, long sleeved dresses, winter coats, shrugs and faux fur wraps. The men won’t need to worry about wearing a three piece suit and melting in the sweltering summer heat.

Winter weddings at Silverstream are cosy and unique. Check out our wedding packages and try our new wedding calculator to get you started.