Like everything in life, you need to go with the option that feels right for you.
He (or she!) proposed. You accepted. The next big question is when should you schedule the wedding day? You have always imagined you would get married in the summer but then you imagine yourself getting married in a wedding venue in London in the winter.
The world looks like a Christmas card complete with twinkling lights, the ground outside covered in snow, and soft candlelight.
When you’re looking for a wedding venue in London, you’ll want to get the ‘when’ decided pretty quickly, so you can book. To help you decide, here are some things you should take into consideration.
Your preferred wedding location can make the matter of summer vs. winter easier to decide. For example, if you have your heart set on an open-air ceremony or at least a reception where you and your guests can spend some time outdoors, doing it while the weather is warm is the obvious choice.
On the other hand, if you want a glamorous wedding in a beautiful, Victorian ballroom, a winter wedding would work beautifully.
Another important consideration when planning a wedding is the budget. More people marry in the summer months, so the best wedding venues in London can be more expensive, not to mention booked months in advance.
There will also likely be a waiting list for wedding photographers, caterers, and florists, and prices will typically be higher. These problems tend not to be present in winter, although flowers may be more expensive when not in season.
The Benefits of Marrying in Winter
Unless your preferred date is Christmas of Boxing Day, more people will be able to make it to the ceremony during the winter season, as they’re less likely to have a getaway holiday booked. More venues are available to choose from, and suppliers may even give you a special rate to get your business during an otherwise slower season.
A winter wedding can be cosy and intimate, with greenery, tealights and candles as decorations. Get creative with your food by having a feast featuring warm favourites such as hot chocolate, mulled wine, hearty soups.
Another big bonus is that your wedding will likely be more memorable. With so many weddings taking place in the summer, yours will stand out in everyone’s memory.
The Benefits of Marrying in Summer
The biggest advantage is the weather. There will be balmy temperatures and less chance of a blizzard cancelling everything (but you can never be too sure in Britain. Summer is also a time when people feel happy, enthusiastic, and energised, and there’s something exhilarating about dancing the night away in the warm evening air.
Although your wedding venue in London may have to be booked earlier, you will have a wider range of options to choose from and can make more use of indoor and outdoor spaces.
Like everything in life, you need to go with the option that feels right for you. Whichever you select, there are ways to make it enjoyable at the time and memorable afterwards.
For more information on booking your wedding at 8 Northumberland Avenue, contact the team.