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5 ways to make your Christmas or New Year wedding a success

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Blog Post 10/10/2019

 

It’s not difficult to appreciate why winter weddings have gained such fast popularity in the last few years. As the costs associated with organising a summer wedding continue to spiral, it’s clear that many people looking for a wedding venue in Stortford or elsewhere are realising they can save serious money when they opt for winter nuptials, while also enjoying what is unquestionably a very charming time of year to tie the knot.

Formalising your union with your beloved over the Christmas and New Year period, then, can make a lot of sense. What’s more, by following the below tips, you can help to make your own winter wedding in late 2019 or early 2020 even more successful.

Allow extra time for travelling

One of the great reasons to make Manor of Groves your chosen wedding venue in Stortford is the strong nearby transport links that we offer with the likes of London and wider Hertfordshire. But even with that advantage in mind, it’s well worth reminding your guests on their invites that it could take a little longer than they expect to reach the venue, and to allow additional time accordingly.

Layer up

A winter wedding gives you and your sweetheart – as well as the rest of your wedding party – a golden opportunity to make the most of appropriately seasonal fashions. Capes are among the most recent sartorial trends for nuptials at the colder time of year, while for your bridesmaids, you might consider capelets, pashminas or boleros.

Come up with a theme for your entertainment

Getting married during the Yuletide period presents an obvious opportunity to play Wham’s “Last Christmas” or other festive favourites that you might have never imagined to be wedding staples otherwise. However, there are lots of other interesting ‘slants’ that you can put on your wedding entertainment over Christmas or New Year. What about the intimacy of a live swing band, for example, or even having a glitter station near the dance floor?

Serve warming comfort food

If it’s cold outside, your guests will probably be grateful for you not just sticking to the dainty canapés that are typical of summer weddings. Indeed, a winter wedding could be just the occasion on which to serve some slightly more... filling cuisine, such as a roasted joint carved at the table, and perhaps some warming cheese toasties and bacon rolls at the end of the reception.

Take advantage of the latest winter deals

Whether or not the chance to save money was one of the principal reasons you decided to get married at this time of year, this is definitely a season for discounting when it comes to wedding packages. So, don’t overlook such opportunities to reduce your spending as our own 50% off remaining 2019 dates for dry-hire deal, or even our Wedding In One Package that covers everything from as little as £4,500 and is available for remaining dates up to May 2020.

So, with these tips in mind, are you ready to embrace the enchantment of the festive and New Year season as a time to get married, with a little help from Manor of Groves? If so, don’t wait any longer to contact our team, so that you can secure the most suitable date when you book us as your wedding venue in Stortford. 

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