What to think about: Summer vs Winter Weddings
Deciding which season to host your wedding is best is an important decision as it impacts the entire planning process of your big day! Whether it is what flowers to choose for a winter wedding or what wedding dress styles are best for the seasons, we will compare summer vs winter wedding ideas and trends. At The Old Hall Ely, our venue is stunning in every season!
In the summer season our patios, gardens and terraces make excellent entertaining spaces for games, drinks and live music. The pros of a summer wedding are definitely the warmer weather and the opportunity to have an outside ceremony. As well as the weather, another pro is the natural pops of colour found in the blossoming flowers and bright blue skies that can match the pastel accent colours you can include. Wedding dress inspiration for the summer is one to look for, short-sleeve dresses, pastel additions or backless wedding dresses suit this season best. Wedding photography inspiration is a big topic when planning your wedding and the summer season creates a stunning backdrop and opens more possibilities for those everlasting memories!
However, as with every season there are summer wedding cons to be considered. Firstly, English weather is unpredictable during the summer season and risking the planning of your day completely changing due to the weather can be stressful. On the contrary, a soaring temperature can make for an uncomfortable day so we suggest hosting your ceremony at a later time of day, once the temperature starts to decrease. Another thing to think about when planning a summer wedding is the availability of your desired guests as many enjoy summer vacations over these months.
A winter wedding can be more unique and exciting due to the festive spirit on the lead up to Christmas. You can involve festive decorations and Christmas trees in your big day and showcase stunning seasonal colours such as golds and reds. The chances of snowfall make for a beautiful backdrop and you can explore the contrasts of light and dark when taking your everlasting photographs. As any season, the extra special touches make the biggest impact although during the festive season you can amplify the sparkle and shine! Fireplaces, candles and perfect lighting create an intimate setting for your wedding reception. Alongside the comforting atmosphere, in the winter season you can also present warming drinks such as mulled wine or festive themed cocktails.
Winter weddings do also have flaws, such as the number of guests you wish to be available to attend as the festive season is often the busiest, we suggest sending out your invitations earlier than usual if you are opting for a wedding in the winter. Obviously, the weather is a large contender to the success of the day as wet, stormy weather could surprise you and the hours of light in the day can be restricted. However, always be prepared with umbrellas and make sure you are happy to make the best out of the weather on your big day.
Winter Wedding Venue Open Day
At The Old Hall Ely, we absolutely love the festive season and to host stunning winter weddings for our couples. With roaring fires, ornate decorations, cosy interior spaces and our gardens lit with spectacular lights which contrast beautifully against the dark skies, our venue shines so bright in winter! To showcase the magical atmosphere during this season, we are opening our doors to all the couples to be for a Winter Wedding Open Day! If you’re recently engaged, or are one of the lucky few to have already booked your wedding with us, then this is an event you don’t want to miss out on. No need to book a ticket, just gather your friends and family and get ready for an amazing day of winter wedding inspiration! We can’t wait to meet you there.
Here’s what to expect:
- Explore Our House and Grounds
- See Our Wedding Venue in Full Swing
- Meet Cambridgeshire’s Top Suppliers
- Enjoy Complimentary Canapés and a Glass of Organic Cava
- Meet The Team
- Tour Our Bedrooms
- Enjoy Live Entertainment
We look forward to greeting all of our guests, please contact us if you have any questions or click here to learn more!