Winter Wedding & Summer Wedding

When people think of the winter they automatically think of rain. However, there are actually quite a few benefits to having a winter wedding. Similarly, while the idea of a sun soaked summer wedding may seem perfect, the time of year does have some downsides.

So how does a winter wedding compare to a summer wedding?

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The weather

When people think of summer, they think of sun. But this is England we’re talking about. No matter what time of the year, you have to expect the worst weather. Which means having a bad weather plan, so that you have a backup should the worst happen. With that in mind, from a planning point of view in some ways a summer wedding is no more convenient than winter one. Yes, the chances of bad weather at a winter wedding are higher, but if you still have to have a contingency plan anyway the plans for the two seasons are remarkably similar.

The cost

With summer being such a popular time for weddings, it’s not surprising that the best venues and photographers get booked up quickly. Being in such high demand they can also afford to charge more. You might find that your dream venue is actually cheaper in the winter, leaving you more money to spend on other parts of your ceremony, or just making you a saving.

And, if you want a festive wedding, you will probably find that your chosen venue will be decorated anyway in the winter. This means you can save money on making your chosen venue look special.

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The guests

If you have your wedding in the summer, your big day will be competing with other people’s plans. Lots of people will be taking holidays and going abroad. In the winter less people will have made plans, and the chance to attend a wedding will be a nice reprieve from months of sitting around at home doing nothing. If you want to make sure that all your family and friends can attend, and that your wedding has a lot of guests, holding it in the winter could be a safer bet.

Personal preference

Your wedding is about you. When it comes to choosing when to hold a wedding, what you want is the most important factor. A winter wedding may be cheaper, but a summer wedding may be more idyllic. There is no ‘better’ option, simply what suits the two of you best.

SUMMER WEDDING INVITATIONS 2013

Summer Wedding Invitations – Picking ideas for summer wedding invitations can be quite an easy task as there are so many brilliant ideas out there that you can use. From a simplistic, elegant design to something that is bold in its very appearance, there can be no end to the innovative ideas that you can use for wedding invitations. There are many different features that need to be paid attention to in a wedding invitation. We tell you what ideas you can use for every decision that you need to make.

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Colors

Choosing the right colors for the invitation can be an important task. Of course, if you have already decided on a theme for the wedding, then this task can become quite easy as you can choose the colors accordingly. If you have decided to forgo a theme completely and have made a decision to stick to summer specific colors, then there are many colors that you can choose from. If you are aiming at a delicate invitation, then we suggest that you stick to pastel shades in pink, blue, yellow, or even a pristine, virginal white. If you want bolder colors associated with the summer sun, then orange, red, citrus green, turquoise, magenta, etc. are all great colors for the invitation.

Paper

While not many couples tend to pay attention to this, the fact of the matter is that the paper you use can in many ways reflect the mood of the wedding or in this case, the weather. There are many different types of papers available in the market that you can use for your invitation including vellum, bond paper, recycled paper, or handmade paper that have flowers pressed into them. Depending on how you want your invitation to look, you can choose a thin, delicate paper, or a thicker variety of paper.

Tips for Summer Wedding Colors

Summer is the time for bold decisions, especially when you are planning a summertime wedding. The right colors will best express the splendor of summer, and your love, in full bloom. Choose colors for your wedding that will embrace the promise of summer and reflect your unique tastes.

Design your summer wedding color scheme around the bounty of nature. The bold colors found in summer blooms and foliage offer great inspiration for your wedding color palette.

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Push pastel colors to the background to be used as accents in a summer color palette. These light shades are better used as the center of a spring-color palette instead.

Use a flower significant to you and your future spouse as inspiration for your summer wedding color scheme. You can place the color of its blooms at the center of your design while using accent colors in table linens and bridal-party dresses.

Express more about you and your fiancé by choosing colors with significant meaning. Remember that yellow is frequently associated with friendship and compassion while green gives an aura of fertility.

Coordinate your decorations and stationery by using a recurring combination of colors. You can use accents like ribbons, confetti and candles to introduce accent colors in all aspects of your wedding design.

Take advantage of the tropical feel of a beach wedding and use the colors of native fruits, such as papaya orange, pink passion fruit or yellow pineapple. You can use these punchy colors in combinations or alone to create a striking, monochromatic color scheme.

Select a metallic accent for your summer wedding, such as silver-brushed aluminum or platinum. From napkin rings to wedding favor frames, this spark of metal will add style to your reception tables.

Soften colors traditionally associated with winter and fall by adding warm hues, such as pink or yellow. Even the dark green of winter can be made summery by this addition.