Are you planning a Winter wedding and looking for inspiration? Wedding season is traditionally during the warmer Spring and Summer months so it can be hard to find inspiration for a Winter or seasonally themed wedding. Wedding trends have moved away from the traditional style, instead focusing on originality and personal preference.
It’s great to draw inspiration for your big day from many sources so here’s where you should start.
1. Pinterest: The world’s best style inspo guru
The number one place lovers of social media go to get creative inspiration is Pinterest. For those unfamiliar, Pinterest is an app that allows you to search for creative and inspirational images and ‘pin’ them to your board for future reference. Pinterest is great no matter if you’re hoping for inspiration on fashion, weddings, seasonal decorations, baking and cooking ideas and so much more. A quick search for ‘Winter Weddings’ brings up thousands of creative images which will spark your interest and imagination.
2. Watch a couple of wedding shows
Every year, large scale venues like Dublin’s RDS and smaller venues & hotels host wedding showcases so you can get an idea of what’s on-trend this year. Even if you don’t intend to have your wedding in that specific location, it’s a good idea to attend a few of these wedding fairs as they all offer something a little different. You might get names, ideas and discounts from companies and services showing that you otherwise may not have heard of. They often have reduced rates in the Winter months too and at the very least you’ll meet some like-minded couples.
3. Word Of Mouth: seek inspiration from married couples
The best promotion of all doesn’t come from tv, radio or email ads, it comes straight from the horse’s mouth. Ask couples who have recently been married what they would do differently or what they wished they hadn’t bothered with. If you know any couples who were married around Christmas or during the Winter months, reach out with a casual Facebook message or catch them in the canteen in work for a chat. People love talking about their weddings and don’t often have such a captive audience, so they’ll love telling you all about it!
4. Browse wedding blogs
As well as Pinterest, read blogs and check dedicated wedding websites for some creative inspiration. Reading blogs on wedding sites such as Hitched.ie and Onefabday.ie just might spark something creative in you. It may seem out-dated but a good old fashioned magazine like Irish Wedding Diary will give you ideas, not only about where to host your Winter Wedding but show you pictures of weddings and styles you might not have seen otherwise. You’ll also get some ideas about where to take your wedding snaps.
5. Draw inspiration from nature
For a lot of people, Winter is the most beautiful season. Think of frosty forests, Christmas lights and how green the grass is because of all of the extra rain. You can draw inspiration from the many colours found in nature, the cold blues, warm, deep reds and the crisp white snow. Add extra wintry romance with lots of natural greenery and twinkling fairy lights. Make sure you wrap up well if you plan to take pictures in the great outdoors. Faux fur shawls would make a lovely addition to any Winter Brides outfit.
Author Bio: Katie McGarr is a daytime writer for Tulfarris Wedding Venues Wicklow, a picturesque wedding location in Wicklow, providing stunning views of Blessington Lakes and Wicklow Mountains. While she’s into simple and minimalist weddings, she’s got a plethora of out-of-the-box ideas about wedding planning.