We all know how unpredictable British weather can be. This is why it’s essential to have a plan B, C and even D if you’re planning on tying the knot in the autumn or winter. December, in particular, is erratic weather-wise. Although there are many reasons to host a winter wedding, the weather certainly isn’t one of them – unless your holding out for the elusive white wedding!
As a beautiful venue to enjoy come rain or shine, Gosfield Hall is a popular choice for weddings all year round. In fact, we are the proud host of the highly anticipated, hugely popular annual Winter Ball. Knowing what to do should really bad weather strike at your December nuptials is the key to enjoying everything the winter season has to offer. Read on to discover our top tips.
Plan for the worst
While there’s tons of advice online about preparing for rain on your wedding day, come winter you’ll have other demons to contend with. Fog, snow, sleet, wind and ice are just some of the joys you may face when opting for a December wedding. Plan ahead for every eventuality so even in bad weather you can still enjoy your big day in all its glory.
Our venue team will work closely with your friends, family and other wedding suppliers to ensure there are contingency plans for when it rains, snows or becomes overwhelmingly icy.
Consider hiring a all-in-one venue
If you are currently in the early stages of wedding planning, your venue choice could make all the difference when opting for a December wedding date. Utilising somewhere like Gosfield Hall that can host both your ceremony and reception will stand you in good stead when hosting a winter wedding celebration. As well as cutting the cost of wedding transportation, choosing one venue will mean you don’t have the worry or inconvenience of travelling from one venue to the next, especially if bad weather strikes and you’re met with delays as a result.
Accessorise for the season
Dressing appropriately will ensure you are comfortable and super chic whatever the season brings. As well as your dress choice, your accessories will make a huge difference to your comfort and confidence levels on a blustery winter wedding day, as RockMyWedding describes:
“It will be cold. You’ll need a jacket – it’s an excuse to buy some fabulous faux fur or sequinned number as far as we’re concerned. Don’t forget your Bridesmaids either, goose pimpled flesh in photographs is not attractive. And it’s not nice for them. Shoe wise, have a super sexy pair obviously, but perhaps a sensible pair for walking around in, if needed. No one nails a ski boot quite like Real Bride Harriet.”
Your winter-inspired wedding decorations and accessories will also help to personalise your day with the weather in mind. Umbrellas, wellington boots and blankets adorned with your names and wedding date are great choices and excellent keepsakes for brides, grooms, wedding party members and guests.