Winter Weddings

Winter Weddings

Have you always dreamt of winter wedding? From roaring fires to snowflake details,we have all the details you need to throw a romantic winter wedding

Keep it warm!

From warm soups and blankets to cosy fireplace in a barn setting. Bring the outside indoors with the rich reds and olive greens to the burnt oranges and sunflower yellows. This time of year weddings can be small and intimate, with bonfires outside for the cold nights. Beautiful morning forest weddings to keep it real, with wood and woollen decor and trimmings.

In the Cape this is the time when winter rains create a lush green landscape for all nature lovers. The Northern Provinces are dry and toasty during their short days and end with the most colourful sunsets in shades of orange, yellows and pinks.

Swop out confetti or rice for fresh rose petals or dried oak leaves. Add fresh herbs, twigs or berries to your bouquets with flower buds, sunflowers and red roses. For an Autumn/winter barn wedding arranged some bulbs and roots so that they are still visible – this added a wonderful organic and countryside element to the lookTo bring the outdoors inside I would suggest using real sprigs of fluffy cotton flowers to create the allusion of snow on the table.

1 Month | The Month of the Wedding Planning Guide Where Everything Comes Together

  1. The invitations are sent so you need to keep track of all the RSVP’s with your spreadsheet. You can also make sure if everyone received their invitation and follow up on RSVPs.

  2. Make sure to also send out your rehearsal dinner invitations to the wedding party, both family’s parents and the officiant.

After The Wedding | Enjoy The Married Life

  1. Write thank-you cards for all the gifts you received and the vendors that were especially helpful on the day.

  2. Pay all the remaining balances to the vendors.

2 Months | Follow-up With All The Vendors

  1. Connect with all the vendors to make sure everything is in order and to get answers to all the questions you may still want to ask.

  2. Meet with your photographer to discuss how the photography will work before and during the wedding proceedings. Make sure to discuss any specific shots, locations and other areas you might want to include in the album.

Wedding Day | Have The Best Wedding Day Ever

  1. Eat a good breakfast to get the energy you need for the day.

  2. Allow yourself plenty of time to get ready.

3 Months | Finalize All The Important Arrangements

  1. It’s time to finalize the menu and flowers for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. That is another thing off the wedding planning checklist you can relax about and focus on other tasks that needs to be completed.

1 Day | Get Yourself Ready For Your Wedding Day

  1. Confirm that all the welcome baskets for the out-of-town guests are delivered as it should be.

  2. Go and get that manicure, pedicure and massage to get you ready for the big day.

4 – 6 Months | Time To Meet All The Vendors

  1. Book the rehearsal dinner and the venue where you will have it.

  2. Check up on how your wedding invitations are coming along.

1 Week | Coordinate The Last Tasks With Everyone

  1. Reconfirm the arrival times with all the vendors and make sure they are all set.

  2. You can send a timeline to the wedding party so they know what is happening when.

6 – 9 Months | Pick Your Favourites and Hire Your Vendors

Here’s your to-do list 6 months before the wedding, make sure to tick them all!

  1. Hire your final photographer and videographer if you have not done this already.

2 Weeks | Finish A Few Things Before The Big Day

  1. Make sure what your final headcount is for the wedding and report it to your caterer.

  2. Be sure to make arrangements with someone to look after your pets and watering the plants  while you are away on your honeymoon.

9 – 12 months | This Is The Time To Do Extensive Research

  1. Researching the wedding party’s attire is another thing you should be doing so you can tick it off that wedding planning checklist.

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