A Guide to Styling Your Seasonal Wedding

Be it winter, spring, summer, or autumn — an enchanting celebration can be yours any time of the year.

Wedding Ideas for Autumn

Autumn is one of the most popular times to get married, thanks to near-perfect weather and gorgeous natural hues of the season.

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Autumn leaves are stunning, and they can be used in a variety of ways for decoration. These colourful leaves can be at the heart of centrepieces, bringing the beauty of the season indoors.

If you are thinking of an outdoor party, autumn is the perfect time to do so, especially in terms of comfort for your guests.

Consider holding the ceremony later in the evening, perhaps around 3 pm, so you can head directly to dinner and dancing – it’s also the perfect time for hearty seasonal cuisine!

There are many options for autumn blossoms, but don’t forget berries and herbs like rosemary, which add to the scent and texture of the entire display.

Things to be aware of

  • This is peak wedding season, and popular locations sell out months in advance.
  • Autumn may be a very hectic time of year. Out-of-town visitors may find it challenging to fit in travel time between the start of school and the vacation season.

Wedding Ideas for Winter

Whilst winter may not be the most popular time to get married – it can be the most magical.

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A winter wedding is ideal for creating a warm and romantic atmosphere. Consider a blazing fire, candles for mood lighting, rich colours, and warm textures.

The backdrop of a beautiful winter wonderland makes for spectacular wedding photos. Ensure that you and the wedding party are prepared with plenty of layers – think faux-fur wraps and glamorous boots.

The cold weather is a great opportunity to get creative with the menu and serve hearty, crowd-pleasing dishes.

Typically, winter is not a popular time for weddings, therefore vendor prices are likely to be cheaper than usual. Your venue may also already have seasonal decor in place, which can help reduce your costs.

When it comes to floral options, you won’t be left out in the cold: hypericum berries, roses, anemone, and camellias are all stylish winter wedding favourites.

Things to be aware of

  • The weather can be a cause for concern with travel arrangements, meaning guests and vendors may be delayed.
  • Due to their already hectic schedules this time of year, many individuals may have holiday plans in place.

Wedding Ideas for Spring

Spring is a time of positive transformation and new beginnings, so a wedding is the perfect opportunity to embrace it.

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Nature is at its most romantic in springtime. This is your chance to have the wedding of dreams, amid fresh blossoms and dogwood trees while surrounded by new life.

A spring wedding also allows guests to travel more freely without interfering with their summer plans or significant holidays.

Daylight Savings Time begins in late March, so you’ll get a few additional hours of daylight in the late afternoon. This may not appear to be much of an advantage, but the more time your photographer can spend working with natural light, the better.

Peonies are a perennial favourite of brides, and peak flower season is in full swing.

Things to be aware of

  • In many parts of the UK, spring can bring substantial weather fluctuations.
  • Determining a wedding date can be easier, albeit with one exception: spring half term and Easter holidays mean hotels in popular tourist spots often fill up quickly.

Wedding Ideas for Summer

The long, warm summer days create a perfect relaxed atmosphere – it’s no wonder that summer weddings are so popular among couples and guests alike.

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Summer is a fantastic time to be married because of the beautiful weather and longer daylight hours. Your evening will be warmer, and your guests will be able to watch the sunset over dinner and dance late into the night.

We love menus during the summer as they can be host to bright, fresh, and colourful dishes, with a bounty of fresh food to choose from (and sometimes ice cream too!).

Summer florals are also popular among florists with the sheer volume of summer wedding colour opportunities that set them apart from other seasons.

Things to be aware of

  • Since a summer wedding outside might be scorching, make sure to have plenty of water and other cool drinks on hand, as well as a shade strategy in place, such as a covered veranda, parasols, or a gazebo.
  • Some guests might be unable to travel due to summer holidays, so make sure to send out your save-the-dates as soon as possible.