More couples are choosing to hold a winter wedding and there are many reasons why you might choose to do so. It can be much easier to get a Saturday between November – February compared to April to September, especially at short notice. Whilst the days are shorter it does offer the chance to have daytime, sunset and nighttime wedding photo’s making your photo’s more unique.
There are some timing considerations when planning a winter wedding. Depending on the time of year you may loose the sun at around 4pm. A church ceremony can be up to 90 mins so you need to allow plenty of time afterwards with daylight for photos. This includes groups and couples if you want them taken outside. If you are travelling between venues this is another time factor to add in as well. Be careful of the clock changing as well, it can mean it’s suddenly getting darker an hour earlier than you might expect it to.
With all weddings I suggest you have a rain plan, but especially so for winter weddings. We can have glorious crisp sunny days or rainy windy days. So have a plan. It also helps if your willing to just get out there and embrace the weather whatever happens. This is something I ask all my couples. I have stood in the rain, snow, 50mph winds, whatever it takes to get your photos for you. Because I don’t want you to look back and regret not going outside quickly for some photos.
To help you deal with whatever the Great British weather throws at us on your wedding day I always have wellies and big white golf umbrellas on hand for you to use just in case. Meaning if your shoes are not suitable for the terrain we can swap them over quickly, for brides with long dresses on, no one will see them, unless you want them to of course! We carry your dress as you go, pop it down for some photos and you still get outside and get those amazing shots you love. We can still have fun with confetti lines, even in the rain. it really is up to you, if your willing I will get outside.
because we love to take night time photo’s and we use on and off camera flash to add light if needed, we find we do attract couples planning winter weddings, so much so that December is usually a busy month, on par with August in the summer. We love that we are able to offer this to couples.
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Are you planning a Christmas or New years wedding? Click here to read my blog on this amazing time of year to hold a wedding.
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