Why winter weddings are becoming more popular

Winter wonder land wedding scene with blue lighting and snow effects an leds in the trees
Winter wonder land wedding scene with blue lighting and snow effects an leds in the trees

When people think of weddings most people assume it is in the summer, with the sun beaming down on the guests on a picturesque day accompanied by nature at its highest beauty. But more recently people have looked to the winter season for their special day. Getting married in the winter is a seemingly new and un traditional concept as the prime time to get married is in the spring, summer season while weather is at its best, but you’ll be surprised that more people than ever are getting married in the winter.

 

In the winter demand for the business is a lot lower so therefore if there are less customers at venues, then the costs for a couple are a lot cheaper to keep the business healthy. If a couple are looking for a cheaper wedding and to cut some costs it is better to get married in the winter. Many people are put off by the cold weather and it seems less traditional therefore making the winter seem a lot less appealing. But there are many reasons for why it is actually better to get married at the end of the year according to many happy couples who tied the knot in the winter.

The main reason people find in getting married in the winter is that it is the time of the year where all the family come together, especially around Christmas time people are united and happy. It is the time of the year where many people are not away on holiday, so everybody can come together especially for a wedding day. Many people feel a sense of togetherness as the weather gets colder and the build up to Christmas and the new year begins, family from all over come down and if you wanted everybody together, getting married near Christmas time is ideal.

Overall a winter wonderland wedding is ideal for those who love the idea of the sense of togetherness in the family when Christmas rolls around, and those who want to capture that feeling on their wedding day. As we see more people move to this cheaper alternative, it is predicted more and more people will be getting married in the winter.

Why is it becoming more popular to hire cars for the grooms?

 

Two Jaguar E types in silver and red one with a drop head and one a coupe ready to hire for a groom or best man or just a day out in the sun
Two Jaguar E types in silver and red one with a drop head and one a coupe ready to hire for a groom or best man or just a day out in the sun

Throughout the years, the tradition was that grooms did not have a car and that was for the bride. Many reasons for this change could be attributed to a more equal society today or even the men wanting to arrive in that extra style. But what seems more commonplace now is that the best men, gifts the groom this expensive ride as a friendly gesture for their big day.

Jaguar E Type 4 seater for the bride and groom on a self drive
Jaguar E Type 4 seater for the bride and groom on a self drive

The tradition used to be that brides where gifted a luxurious car and then chauffeured to the event, this was usually paid for by the bride’s father or sometimes even the groom as a part of the weeding budget. But over the years car enthusiastic grooms also wanted to arrive to the venue in their dream car, and although its tradition for only the brides to arrive in a stunning car, I am simply baffled how this started and why only the brides should be treated to such a once in a lifetime opportunity on their big day.

Aston Martin DB9 convertible in black and Maserati
Aston Martin DB9 convertible in black and Maserati great grooms cars

As time goes on I feel weddings are becoming more extravagant, traditions seem to be broken more and people feel a lot more freedom when planning their day. One of these traditions which is now being broken a lot more is the one we have just discussed. Although tradition is important I feel it is just as fair to allow the men to arrive in style in their dream car, to make the day just that extra special. It also is the perfect gift from the groom’s father or the best man on the day to give to the soon to be married man.

Range Rover Black Pack make an entrance in this
Range Rover Black Pack make an entrance in this

Overall as times have changed grooms have now come across an opportunity to arrive to their big day ain style. I can see this increasing and even eventually, being more men that arrive to their wedding in luxurious cars than women. As surely a tradition and your gender shouldn’t stop you from turning up to your wedding in your dream car.

Tips on choosing a wedding car, modern or classic?

Classic Or Modern Wedding Cars Bentley S1 or Bentley Spur or arnage got to be silver the best Bentley colour
Classic Or Modern Wedding Cars Bentley S1 or Bentley Spur or Arnage got to be silver the best Bentley colour

When your big day comes around everything must be perfect, from the cake to the photography, and for all the car enthusiasts its how you turn up. So when deciding on what beautiful car is your chosen ride for the day there are so many factors to take into account. What manufacturer? How luxurious is the ride? How iconic is it? But what we will be discussing today is should you go for a modern or a classic model?

Bentley Spur wedding car with white ribbons and bows
Bentley Spur wedding car with white ribbons and bows

If you decide on a more classic model there are a few factors you must take into consideration. Such as the size of car. For instance in the iconic jaguar e-type hardtop is considered a 4 seater. But until you see the car it can barely be considered that. With two spacious passenger and driver seats, the two in the back are crammed and the likelihood of fitting 4 people in it is basically impossible. Especially when you take into consideration the possibility of a bride being in there with a beautiful new dress, almost overflowing the car. Whereas in a more modern luxurious vehicle such as a top of the range, range rover you will arrive comfortably with plenty of space as the vehicle is built with the best modern technologies, that half a century ago they could not offer. So if you are focused on a smooth, comfortable ride modern is the way to go. Especially if you are travelling a long distance for your wedding.

Jaguar E Type 4 seater for the bride and groom on a self drive
Jaguar E Type 4 seater for the bride and groom on a self drive

Another factor to think about is the if your wedding is in the summer or even abroad in a hot country. Having a classic car may prove difficult for this as the air conditioning is simply not as good as modern day models. You may arrive cramp and sweaty which is the last thing you want to be on your special day. As the older the car is the more likely the technology will decrease. As many powerful modern day luxuries were not around when these classics were crafted.

The Bentley Mk6 Wedding Car a popular choice with the bride and grooms when it comes to classics
The Bentley Mk6 Wedding Car a popular choice with the bride and grooms when it comes to classics

Furthermore if you opt for a modern car it is a lot more reliable and has a considerably less chance of breaking down. As the last thing you want to have on your special day is being stranded on the motorway miles away from the venue and being the last ones to arrive, behind your precious schedule. So to avoid this risk it is a lot safer to choose a modern more reliable car.

Range Rover Vogue SE 4.2 Supercharger in white parked out side a large country house on a gravel drive in the spring time
Range Rover Vogue SE 4.2 Supercharger in white parked out side a large country house on a gravel drive in the spring time

On the whole i have talked about a lot of negative points when it comes to the more classic models. But lets be honest how can you not appreciate a classic iconic, like an old Aston Martin or even a classic Ferrari. These cars are the foundations of what newer models are built on and what helped shape the ever thriving motor industry. So if you love a classic build and want to arrive in the most style, why not go for a classic car?

Range Rover Black Pack make an entrance in this
Range Rover Black Pack make an entrance in this

Why go to a wedding fair?

Large Wedding Fair In a Large Room
       Large Wedding Fair In a Large Room

When deciding whether you should attend a wedding fair, there is honestly few reasons why you shouldn’t. It is such a productive day and can really make your special day that little extra special. When attending a wedding fair you get so much inspiration, which can spark off so many different avenues of thought when adding the personalised touch to your special day.

Wedding-Fair-table
Wedding-Fair-table

You will be given an opportunity to meet suppliers and really get an idea on how to get everything you want, in the right place saving so much time and stress. Some times these suppliers may even be running a special deal which may be helpful for those sticking to a budget. It will also give you an opportunity to take a look at a venue and be able to see where you would like your day to be held. You will be surrounded with couples who are going through the same stress as you, therefore putting yourself at ease and being able to converse with each other, giving each other a helping hand.

Vintage wedding Theme In Marque with trees and rustic feel to the table settings with browns and cream colours

One of the more entertaining parts of the fair must certainly be the fashion show. Including the best designers showing their latest marvellous creations, which will most definitely leave you and your fiancé astounded. Throughout the event there will be high quality food and drink which may further inspire you, for what you would like on the menu for your wedding.

Wedding Planner Checking Table Decorations In Marquee

On the whole you possibly may be able to find yourself a bargain with a supplier, as it is true how expensive weddings can be. And furthermore you will leave the fair inspired on what you would like on your special day, with ideas racing in your head, less stress and possibly a bargain on your hands. Why wouldn’t you attend a wedding a fair?

Large Wedding Fair In a Large Room
Large Wedding Fair In a Large Room

Whats the most popular place to get married?

Rustic wedding in a field next to a blue lake in the uk quests sitting on straw bails and with white sheets over them, bride a groom at the front near the lake edge
Rustic wedding in a field next to a blue lake in the uk quests sitting on straw bails and with white sheets over them, bride a groom at the front near the lake edge

When choosing a venue it all comes down to personal taste, and what you and your fiancé want surrounding you on your big day. During the decision to choose where to have your wedding, this often decides the theme of the day and when budget isn’t an issue, your big day could take you around the world to visit the most beautiful places on the planet.

las-vegas wedding with Elvis in front of the vegas sign
las-vegas wedding with Elvis in front of the vegas sign

But when it comes to popularity, the United States trumps the world when it comes to the most sought after wedding locations, the states has scenic views like no other country all the way from Hawaii to Las Vegas to California to New York. Some of the most beautiful locations on earth all in one country, so who wouldn’t want to get married here?!

Miami Wedding on the beach front with the palm trees and the sun shining
Miami Wedding on the beach front with the palm trees and the sun shining

In Hawaii is a place called Maui, where waterfalls and rainbows flourish, with world renown beaches hosting the worlds best waves for surfers, this tropical paradise almost sounds too good to be true. As temperatures year round stay at a steady 22-26 celsius but even during the winter the rain is only temporary while the heat maintains a mild temperature.This tropical paradise of an island can create a lifetime worth of memories as it has so much to offer.

hawaii-wedding-venues-in the sun and on the beach
hawaii-wedding-venues-for-any-budget

Another popular destination is Miami in Florida, this is host to more beautiful beaches and non stop sunny weather. With stunning architecture engraved in the cities culture your wedding pictures are sure to stand out and look absolutely stunning, with the city in the backdrop. This is an alternative to the Caribbean or Mexico if that is not your preference, with scorching temperatures Miami attracts people from all around the world and is a fantastic place for a wedding.

Lastly our final top destination to get married is New York or ‘the city that never sleeps.’ There is so much to do here all the way from shopping in the most luxurious shops in Times Square, to the world class broadway shows and you can end the night at one of its many 4-star restaurants after a busy day. With its notorious Statue of Liberty New York really st

Couple in New York to get married Yellow cabs in the back ground are a sure sign its New York  they are crossing the road holding hands.
Couple in New York to get married Yellow cabs in the back ground are a sure sign its New York they are crossing the road holding hands.

ands out as one of the most iconic places in the world, and to get married here is at the top if so many peoples list’s. With no shortage of wedding photographers and florists the city holds everything you need and want from a wedding.

Why are lots of wedding cars white?

When planning a wedding everything must go to plan, all down to the table decorations to the colour of the car. The colour of the car is very important to match the occasion as the car is usually the most stunning spectacle alongside the host building. So the choice of colour is of the most importance.

Range Rover Vogue SE 4.2 Supercharger in white parked out side a large country house on a gravel drive in the spring time
Range Rover Vogue SE 4.2 Supercharger in white parked out side a large country house on a gravel drive in the spring time

White is popular for many reasons, one is that it matches the dress of the bride, as the photographer would usually want to take a picture of the married couple next to the car of choice for the wonderful occasion. The white car and white dress are a fantastic combination to make the wedding pictures look that more special. Another reason for white being so popular is that it truly brings out the curves and shapes of these beautiful iconic designs, car manufacturers have produced over automobile history. This helps the car stand out and become the centre of attention as it helps people notice how brilliantly designed it is.

White Range Rover On  Wedding in Summer on a private Road to the Venue
White Range Rover On Wedding in Summer on a private Road to the Venue

Furthermore white is a symbol of peace and hope, as the happy couple look forward to a joyous life together. Following on it is historically a symbol for purity as the bride takes her husband as her first true man, but more recently the connotations of the colour white are more of peace, love and hope which the new couple will hopefully have much of. But on the whole the colour white is the most popular car colour in the world, and on top of the many reasons i have stated white will stay the primary colour for wedding cars in the future. As any other colour especially black is usually related to funerals and on this day of great happiness, people look forward to the future with great hope and optimism and even down to the white car that helps celebrate this wonderful occasion.

Vintage Wedding Themes and why they’re are popular now?

 

Vintage wedding Theme In Marque with trees and rustic feel to the table settings with browns and cream colours

Vintage wedding themes have been popular for around a decade now and its serge in popularity has been maintained as more inventive, beautiful ideas are introduced. With a vintage theme you can really lets loose your creativity from the invites, to the flowers and even the cars.

When choosing a car to fit with the theme, this can be the most breath-taking part for your guests, as within the early decades of automobile travel it was possibly the most ground-breaking years in terms of ambitious and creative design, as car manufactures raced to top the market with their new model. For example the first Ferrari was made in 1947 (the 125 S), the first Jaguar was made in 1935 (the sports saloon) and also the first Lamborghini was made in 1963 (the 350 GT) just to name a few astonishing first models of world famous manufacturers.

 

The colours in a vintage theme really compliments the whole aesthetic of old photos of your family tree and if your host venue has some interesting history behind it, it will continue to flow with the theme bringing out the most stunning colours in a vintage weeding such as; champagne gold, dark brown, old rose and ,light pink.

 

When holding a vintage theme it can especially ensure the enjoyment of older guests, such as grandparents. It will give them a chance to relive life from around when they were born bringing out the most interesting stories from them as they reminisce on past memories they pass on to the younger generation. For guests who are younger they will be able image what life was like so many years ago, from the table decorations to the brides headpiece, there are so many ways to set the tone and live the day in whatever decade you please.

 

A vintage wedding can create so many memories as it is like time-machine into the beautiful past as you step into the future holding your partners hand. It is like no other wedding as you are creating something that was memorable and withstood the test of time, the same way your special day will in the minds of everybody in attendance.

Rustic wedding in garden with lights and wooden tables covered with white table cloths. Lights handing from trees and also around bar area
Rustic wedding in garden with lights and wooden tables covered with white table cloths. Lights handing from trees and also around bar area

Wedding themes and the move to rustic weddings

Rustic wedding in garden with lights and wooden tables covered with white table cloths. Lights handing from trees and also around bar area
Rustic wedding in garden with lights and wooden tables covered with white table cloths. Lights hanging from trees and also around bar area in centre, gas heaters to keep the guests warm. 

When it comes to a wedding it is something meant to be personal and you can really craft it into the most splendid of occasions for your perfect day. There are plenty of different ways you can make your day unique starting with the theme of the event.

 

A popular choice is to go for a vintage wedding as this retro theme can have a really personal and different touch to it, such as an old travel theme, or a season inspired autumn wedding, maybe a beautiful garden wedding the possibilities go on. This can be lovely as it can set the tone for an elegant, pleasant and marvellous evening.

 

Beach wedding on a white sand beach with a blue sea and chairs on the beach facing the sea and the alter where the bride and groom will marry
Beach wedding on a white sand beach with a blue sea and chairs on the beach facing the sea and the alter where the bride and groom will marry

Also you could choose a lovely sun-kissed beach wedding, which will have everybody in high spirits as the sun beams down onto them for this once in a lifetime day. A beach wedding can have all sorts of styles like being hosted at a yacht club, or have a tropical getaway in Hawaii this choice can be different for everybody as beaches are a fantastic place for you to tie the knot.

 

Rustic weddings incorporate nature and have become increasingly popular as it is the most unique and personal type of wedding with there being a great deal of ways to make it your day, as you can abide by your rules and not follow a traditional wedding format. With this phenomenal landscape that means it is rich in photo opportunities possibly with some animals in the background, this can really capture the beauty of Mother Nature.

Rustic wedding in a field next to a blue lake in the uk quests sitting on straw bails and with white sheets over them, bride a groom at the front near the lake edge
Rustic wedding in a field next to a blue lake in the uk quests sitting on straw bails and with white sheets over them, bride a groom at the front near the lake edge

The British countryside can be stunning with views of open fields being as far as the eye can see this can be really  beautiful seeing the best of what nature has to offer. Barns have years of history behind them so when choosing a venue researching the story behind the building can be most fascinating, with so much background behind the barn your day will only be adding to its story. A rustic wedding can be like a hidden heaven for you and your beloved partner, being an escape from everyday life giving you the perfect day to tie the knot and what you have always dreamt of what a wedding would be like.

Are white cars still fashionable?

Range Rover Vogue SE 4.2 Supercharger in white parked out side a large country house on a gravel drive in the spring time
Range Rover Vogue SE 4.2 Supercharger in white parked out side a large country house on a gravel drive in the spring time

White is currently the most popular colour to have on your car taking over from silver, making up around 20% of the car market. White can really show off the beautiful shape of a car as manufactures usually use this colour in show rooms, to show off a recent model. As cars are ever evolving, new shapes and designs are flooding the market and to showcase this, white is often used. The colour can suit any model of car as it is seen as a ‘standard’ colour along with the like of black and grey. Having a white finish can suit any vehicle as statistics show that white is the world’s favourite colour to have on a car.

 

I personally think a Rolls Royce Phantom in white looks absolutely stunning and will turn some heads to say the least, the white helps it stand out and can create an aura of astonishment when cruising down the street. I believe the white can help add that sense of legacy for the Rolls Royce, showing it to be one of the world’s most respected manufacturers with this classic paint job.

2008 White Range Rover Sport 4.2 Supercharger park on gravel drive in front of trees
2008 White Range Rover Sport 4.2 Supercharger park on gravel drive in front of trees

 

With companies like apple paving the way for white to be the colour of products in modern society, BMW have produced cars in white more as well. Sandy McGill who is BMW’s lead colour designer has stated that BMW have taken inspiration from the trend Steve Jobs started and look to use his ideology in the future with exciting up and coming models such as the M9, which shows how well white can outline the stunning shape of a car. White cars have the ability to hold their value throughout the years out of any other colour, as it makes a car look prestige and can help it withstand the test of time, making any car brand new with a lovely, glistened white paint job.

 

Although it may be very fashionable it is not very practical. Dirt will easily leave a mark on the bottom of the car instantly making it seem less appealing; to have a nice shine to your car it must be regularly washed, as when it picks up miles on the road the car will eventually look tired and start to look rugged if your car is in a factory white.

1998 Ford Sapphire Cosworth in white parked on gravel drive in front of white house with red tiled roof
1998 Ford Sapphire Cosworth in white parked on gravel drive in front of white house with red tiled roof

 

But overall I believe white will be the world’s favourite colour for years to come due to it having the ability to show off the incredible bodywork of new cars. It is a very safe option to go for, if you are buying a car for the first time as it will fit it on the roads and give your car a strong sense of respectability and have it glide along the road so majestically.