For the most part Ireland has quite a moderate climate which together with its fairytale castle & manor house venues make Ireland an amazing location for Winter Weddings .Today we share our Top Tips for Planning a Winter Wedding Ireland.
Choose from one of our many venues with roaring fires, glowing candles & that wonderful cozy, luxury atmosphere which make them the ideal locations for your Winter Wedding in Ireland ! Lots of lush, soft textures and even some throws and cushions for that cozy effect.
Savings To Be Made in Winter
Winter is considered Off Peek so lots of scope for savings:
- Venues /vendors sure to negotiate on prices.
- Flights to Ireland for your guests will be good value .
- Very good rates available for accommodation at your wedding venue.
Ceremony Time For Winter Wedding
Plan for an early ceremony so you can maximise opportunities for outdoor photos in natural day light.
Lighting For Your Winter Wedding
Winter weddings ooze romance as you can have candles galore. Candles create a romantic glow and warmth for your wedding. Add some mood lighting to flood the space with warm, amber-coloured light. Or for the snow winter wonderland lots of blue lighting works a treat.
As Winter is not peek season you are sure to have a great selection of the very best vendors to choose from.
Delicious Food For Your Winter Wedding
- Consider serving a warm appetizer, soup course & warm dessert
- Include some warm canapés in your hors d’oeuvres
- Opportunity to serve some rare fowl such as pheasant which will make a very interesting main course.
- Finish dinner with selection of Irish Cheeses & Port
- For the more casual dinner have “Winter Reception Dinner Stations”. The stations can include winter favourites such as a Soup station, a Carving station, a Pasta station & a Dessert station serving chocolate fondue!
- Many of our venues offer gourmet winter menus for Winter Weddings
Beverages For Your Winter Wedding
Kick off the Pre Dinner Cocktail reception with a hot mulled wine /hot Irish Toddy(Whiskey). They are wonderful to warm up your guests particularly if they have travelled from the ceremony venue.
While for the Late Night Treat “Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows” go down a real treat.
For even the shortest journey from ceremony to reception for your Winter Wedding I would suggest having transportation available for the wedding party & guests encase of cold winter chill.
An open top vintage car or horse & carriage are probably not the best idea for a Winter Wedding!
Attire For A Winter Wedding
Do invest in chic fur wraps /shrugs for the bridesmaids & perhaps a velvet cloak or coat for yourself.
Ideal season to dress your bridesmaids in sparkling gowns or even Christmas inspired hues of red and green!
Don’t forget some boots to slip into for the outdoor photos !
Colour Palettes for your Winter Wedding
- Ivory, green & gold for the Traditional Wedding
- Teal & brown for the Classical Winter Manor Wedding
- White, silver & blue for a Modern Theme
- Green, Pink, Ivory & Burgundy perfect for your Castle Wedding
- Black, Brown, Green & Ivory for a Rustic Wedding.
Flowers for your Winter Wedding
- The options are endless but red roses/calla lilies and amaryllis with some accents of green are a Winter Wedding favourite.
- Equally white bouquets are beautiful in any season add green foliages,pinecones or red floral accents for the winter accent.
- While the winter white branches with hanging crystals are alternative floral centrepieces.
Trust you now know Ireland is the only place to consider for your Winter Wedding and are ready to embark on a Destination Winter Wedding in Ireland.