The Winter Wedding Essentials List

Now that the clocks have gone back Winter seems to have instantly kicked in. As a Cork Wedding Photographer I reckon getting married any time of year is awesome but check out my top tips for Winter/Christmas Weddings. It is one of the most exciting times of year for a Wedding as everyone is in the festive mood and the lights are glowing!

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  • Location Location Location

Let’s face it the Irish weather can be cruel in the Winter months. Be mindful when picking your venues for the ceremony and  reception. Are the access roads prone to black ice? Flooding etc  during the winter months?

  • Time

Ideally it’s a good move to have a slightly earlier start time in the Winter months. This will allow more time to take advantage of the fantastic winter lighting for your photographs and extend time with your guests before dinner too.

  • Theme

One of my favourite time of years to photographer weddings has to November/December . You can go wild with the decor and place settings. Winter berries, foliage and deep colours compliment this time of year. There is also some very dramatic lighting out there that can really set your photos off!  

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  • Budget

Some venues offer "off peak" favourable pricing from November – January. Same venue, same service just with a smaller price tag.

  • Munch

Due to the time of year, some of my couples over the years have put some interesting twists on their wedding menus. There is nothing like a hearty meal to warm up your guests and don’t forget the mulled wine!

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  • Attire

Bridal capes are a winner! Wraps and hand muffs not only keep you warm but look great in your photographs too! Good luck!