One of the first decisions any bride and groom have to make is ‘when are we getting married’, and that decision depends on many factors, such as:

  • Time
  • Money
  • Weather
  • Decor

It’s a totally personal choice, but a choice that takes a huge amount of thought, planning and preparation. The two most popular season to get marries are surprisingly summer and winter according to a 2012 survey. Two completely opposite ends of the spectrum, with completely different pros and cons. Are any of you considering becoming a summer bride? A winter bride maybe? Well, here are a few hints and tips to, hopefully, give brides some inspiration of their own.

Summer Wedding

With the promise of warm sunshine, glorious weather, light nights and longer days, it’s no surprise that summer is a favorite season for weddings.

Flowers are widely available fresh life and vibrant colors are all around, giving us so much inspiration and creativity. Thanks to the warm weather, brides can also play around with color schemes accessories and dresses.

Bright bursts of color are perfect for summer weddings, think hot pinks, sunshine yellows and emerald greens. This beautiful Zuzanna Maxi dress from Coast will make the perfect bridesmaid dress. Pair it with some subtle white satin shoes and gorgeous crisp white flowers for a sophisticated and knockout look. The bold color is complimented by the simple, figure flattering design. The bold hot pink color does all of the talking, so keep accessories minimal and use a muted color pallet for the shoes and flowers such as whites, creams and golds.

 Indulged in the season and host an outdoor affair, with cooling cocktails have been served outside whilst your guests mingle in the warm summer sunshine. As flowers really come into their own during the summer, use them as your main decor displays. Fill pretty vases and birdcages with soft summer blooms to create the ultimate, chic romantic table display.

Winter Wedding

Romantic, rustic log fires, the smell of warming mulled wine and sweet cinnamon filling the air, winter time is such a special season to get married in. Shimmering metallic shades and crisp winter whites are the perfect color pallet for this time of the year. Silver is simple, sophisticated, and stunning and this elegant Antonia bridesmaid dress from Monsoon is perfect. The subtle sparkles and delicate rushing are feminine and delicate. The soft silver shimmer injects some instant sparkle and glamor. Pair with a white faux fur shrug or angora cardigan for a Kate Middleton inspired look and some white satin shoes, like these from Debenhams.

Use what nature brings you to decorate your venue, like some lovely rustic pines cones that can be glammed up with a dip of metallic paint and a dusting of glitter. Garlands and wreaths can be used to dress up tables as flowers can get expensive during the winter months due to lack of availability.

Written by Steph Payne. Steph is a blogger and PR Girl for The Watch Hut, the UK’s largest watch website. Steph is a keen beauty and fashion addict, and also a bride to be herself, so anything to do with weddings is always of great interest to her! Follow Steph on Twitter – @watchhut_ Steph

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