A Guide to Winter Scottish Wedding
With so much snow in the forecast and Valentine's day coming up, a proposal might be in the air! If you want to get hitched this year, looking towards the end of 2021 is a great option. With this in mind, we wanted to give you our guide to Winter Weddings! It's little wonder people choose a Winter Wedding - the promise of snow for some fantastic photos and also some great value options like our Winter Wedding Package available to couples in the quieter off-season. From the likelihood of fewer clashes for your guests, to better deals on honeymoons and being able to take your pick of suppliers, there are numerous upsides to having your nuptials in the winter months. Here's our Winter Scottish Wedding guide...
Take Your Pick of Suppliers
From venues to vendors, most wedding suppliers have greater availability in the winter months, meaning that your choice of date is more likely to be free - great if you're desperate to work with a particularly in-demand florist, photographer or caterer. They may well be able to give your wedding more individual attention than if it fell in a busier month too. With suppliers keen to fill their calendars during the quieter months, you might even get a discount on their services, with lots of deals and discounts on offer. Our own Winter Wedding Package features everything you need to host a perfect wedding celebration, catering for 50 guests for just £2,700 - perfect if you're on a tight budget!
Surprise Your Guests
Most people still get married in the summer or autumn months, so your wedding will likely stand out from the crowd if you host it in winter. Plus, it gives everyone something to look forward to! While December is usually busy with Christmas parties and Hogmanay, events can be a little thin on the ground during the other winter months. Hosting your wedding in November or January will give your friends a reason to celebrate.
There's also a chance that more people will be in the country during the winter, while summer dates can often clash with holidays. It is worth noting, however, that this is not the case at Christmas and New Year, so make sure you send out invites early if you choose one of those dates! Hosting a winter wedding means it's less likely that your wedding will be one of many that your guests have to attend during the season. As such, they won't have wedding fatigue and will be in the mood to celebrate instead.
Keep Yourself Warm
Let's be honest - in Scotland there's no guarantee of your wedding day being warm, even if you book for the height of summer! If you arrange your wedding for the winter months, you'll at least be prepared for the colder weather, and can focus on creating a cosy environment in which your guests can celebrate. Why not substitute a champagne reception for mulled wine or cider on arrival to welcome your guests to your celebration?
Honeymoon in Style
If you plan to leave for your honeymoon shortly after your ceremony, travelling to warmer climes will feel all the better if you're escaping a Scottish winter. Your wedding anniversary will also fall during the winter months each year - what better excuse to plan a sunny getaway in the years to come?
If you'd like to host your own winter Scottish wedding, our Winter Wedding Package is the perfect place to start! Catering for 50 guests for just £2,700, it includes a delicious three course meal, world class piper and a red carpet arrival! Booking is now open for dates between November 2021 and February 2022, so it's the perfect to enquire about our availability. To find out more about everthing that's included in the Winter Wedding Package, click here.