Winter Weddings and how it can be a great time to get married and get some great deals

When you think of getting married what do you picture? Walking down the aisle on a hot summers day while the sun beams through the church window panes? Or how about a rustic wedding in a countryside barn in the spring, surrounded by nature? Well what if I told you that a winter wedding might be the dream you’ve never considered.

To begin with, winter is not a peak season unlike summer and spring which means there will be less demand for suppliers so they will have more availability, leading to better deals. It will mean you will get more for less, to make your dream day even better. As winter is not peak season, availability will be in your favour, rental cars and venues will be easier to get a hold of leading to less stress leading up to the big day and no disappointment and having to subsidise on a less favourable venue or car due to it being booked up.

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

If you are incredibly lucky, you might get a winter wonderland wedding as the snow gently falls from the sky, while you leave the venue with your newly married partner into the rest of your life. This could be the perfect memory to look back on over the years, which you would never have imagined if you were focused on sun-shining summer wedding.

A winter wedding is an amazing time of the year to get married, as it is the festive season. Christmas is a time for the family to get together, followed by the new year’s celebrations it is the perfect time of the year to bring the family together and tie the knot. As getting married in January or February is the perfect thing to look forward to in the new year, like getting married in November and December is the perfect way to close out the year.

Wedding fairs and why they are a great place to get ideas and inspiration

If you are about to get married, visiting a wedding fair is a fantastic to place to visit with your significant other if you want everything on your special day to be perfect. When getting married you are bombarded with ideas, as your imagination runs wild but often it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what you want.

At a wedding fair there is so many companies which know weddings in and out, who deal with the same people with your exact queries and questions every day. They are the professionals and will be more than willing to help you out, so going to a wedding fair can really give you a better idea and answer some of your worries you may have ahead of your big day.

Bentley S2 Wedding Car for Hire
Bentley S2 Wedding Car for Hire

 A convenient thing about a wedding fair is that it’s all under one roof, so nothing is ever far away and it’s not a hard day’s work at all, it’s a super friendly environment full of suppliers who want to help you and sometimes offer you good deals and freebies. Wedding fairs are also full of people who are in the exact same position as you, you are bound to talk to others who may even have the same questions as you or even have the answer to some of your questions! It is a great place to discuss with others about their personal arrangements and get ideas from them as people are here to help as you’re all in the same boat!

 With so many suppliers attending wedding fairs, anything you could possibly think of to need for your wedding is there. From table cards to stationary to even honeymoon packages being on offer, the possibilities are endless, you will probably arrive not knowing what you want and leave thinking how to put everything together! A wedding fair will give you a chance to check out some of the trends depending on the season, if you are getting married in the summer or spring, a rustic theme may be on the agenda so if you are style conscious or want everything to match attending a wedding fair won’t do any harm!

Why have a wedding car if you are getting married at the same venue as the reception?

Rustic Wedding Show Wedding Cars Bentley S1 Vintage
Rustic Wedding Show Wedding Cars Bentley S1 Vintage

When planning a wedding day, many people’s first things to do is to book the wedding car. It is something many grooms and brides have thought of their whole life and having that dream car makes the day that extra special. This can range from a Jaguar E-Type to a Rolls Royce Phantom but why have your dream car on your special day if you are getting married at the same venue as the reception?

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

One of the main reasons to still hire the car is for photos, your wedding day will hold a lifetime worth of memories and photos to look back upon over the years. If you hire the car you’ve dreamt of having at your wedding your whole life it will be so worth it, when reminiscing over the years as you come across photos of you and your loved one stood next to the car you dreamt of having at your wedding.

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

Another reason is that, when people get married at the same venue as the reception often the bride or groom get ready at their close families house, around their loved ones and meet at the venue. This is ideal to rent a wedding car as you can still arrive in style if you are the bride or groom.

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

On the whole if you’re getting married at the same venue as the reception, hiring a car is still something you should strongly consider and there is no reason at all to dismiss the idea! As you can still arrive how you’ve dreamed of, on the best day of your life.

The history of Bentley wedding cars

Since 1919 in London when the first Bentley car was made, the brand has grown to be one of the most recognisable and iconic cars, where all around the world it turns heads due to Bentley’s self proclaimed “pursuit of both luxury and performance.” Making them an ideal wedding car for any bride to be. In the 1920’s alone Bentley UK took victory 5 times at Le Mans, showing from the start it was as much about performance as it was about style. These 5 victories at Le Mans really put Bentley on the Map as they gained global recognition for the first time, showcasing their beautiful machines for the whole world to see in its full glory.

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

In 1931 Bentley was purchased by Rolls-Royce, yet Bentley had made such a triumphant impact to the British motor industry, in 1971 Rolls-Royce was forced into receivership by the British government, afterwards the government nationalised the company making Bentley forever British at root, which it still holds proud to this day. Even though since November 2015 China has been their largest market.

Most Bentley’s manufactured are made in Crewe, sticking to its roots in England although some manufacturing takes place in Germany as they are a subsidiary of Volkswagen as of 1998. From 1919 to present day Bentley has always been a cornerstone in British motor and manufacturing. A true staple of a British luxury car, that Bentley will forever pride itself on.

When choosing a wedding car what should you think of?

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

Arriving in style is what can really make your day that extra bit special, and choosing a car to make that moment can bring smiles that last a lifetime. When planning your dream wedding, of course you would want your dream car, but is it practical?

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

What a lot of people disregard or do not consider is that classic cars are not very practical for a smooth perfect ride, unlike one you could get in a Bentley of Rolls Royce. Furthermore as they are vintage models, they will not come with the gadgets and accessories that we take for granted in modern cars, including air conditioning. And in a small cramped space especially with a bride in a dress, without modern comfortable seating, will that put you off how rich in history the car could be?

Also does your wedding fit a theme? As the car can really compliment the setting and occasion if you have a certain theme throughout the day, or you can choose it to compliment you and your partners outfits.

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

Choosing a car for your big day can really stress you out and often people forget the simple things, that can have you stressing on your big day. To avoid this remember to check availability of cars, as wedding car companies are booked up months in advance. Also know what times you will be using the car for, to give the company time to schedule you into their bookings. It is wise to maybe have the car an hour or two longer as this can avoid last minute stress when handing it back. Also make sure to check if the company provides a chauffeur as this will mean you will know, whether to find a last minute driver or have your transport immediately sorted for the day.

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

Remember to always allow plenty of time, and that can apply to any part of wedding planning. Always be aware of the simple things people often forget, such as will the bride even fit in the car with her dress on? When doing everything in advance it can really help relieve stress and allow for your perfect day, to be perfect!

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

Why classic cars and Cambridge university weddings are so popular with the Chinese market

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

In England, Cambridge is one of the most prestigious cities to visit, from the rich history, to the historic landmarks and the sophisticated intellectual culture. It is clear to see how this appeals to the Chinese market, with Cambridge being the most popular tourist destination for Chinese visitors.

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 it comes to classic cars the Chinese do it in style, the richest see it as a statement symbol of unmatchable style, owning the icons and originating automobiles that defined present day motoring. Also Chinese businessmen are starting to invest in classic cars, as there price could rise over time. The Chinese market especially love the classic English and American history. And the demand is huge as these cars are hard to obtain in China due to government laws of past and present, this further builds the prestigious oura the cars deserve.

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

In china, education is a top priority as they have the best academically performing students in the world. So as they finish schooling they move on to prestigious universities and getting into a Cambridge university is a big goal and dream, of any Chinese scholar. Therefor getting married there shows a sign of great honour and being very educated and intellectual. This could be a very sentimental place to get married, as they have worked their whole lives to become a student at cambridge and revisiting the place they worked so hard to study at and become a member of, can be a fantastic venue for the whole family to celebrate a wedding together.

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

Cambridge University Wedding
Cambridge University Wedding

The Chinese market are very interested in cars as a status symbol due to how rich in history classic cars are. And also see great pride and respect in getting married at cambridge. On the whole the Chinese are fascinated with historical English culture, and they are very prideful when it comes to their classic cars and education.

Why are rustic and more casual weddings more popular than ever?

Traditionally, when thinking of weddings most people picture a beautiful church with deep religious values, but as more generations grow older it seems that this traditional format has been lost. As time has gone on these old religious values have seemed to fade away especially when it comes to 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 handing from trees and also around bar area

People are becoming more independent as with a rustic or more causal wedding, the couple have a lot more freedom and can make their day exactly how they want, which makes it more special and sentimental. More recent weddings have seen a move from a church setting, to a move to the countryside being embraced, as with a rustic wedding comes more freedom, with the independence to tailor the day round the couple without the traditional, and almost restrictive, church setting.

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 having a rustic themed or casual wedding, you are not refined to one place. You can choose from the beautiful countryside this country has to offer, or even any other place that may hold great value for you and you’re partner. It’s not just a church that can hold sentimental value for a couple. This also means you could have more creative photos to look back on over the years, as you’re desired location’s backdrop could hold a million memories when you reminisce on them with your lover in years to come.

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

On the whole people are no longer following the traditional guidelines and in recent years, weddings have become intensely personal and catered perfectly for the couple. With wedding planers finding it easier than ever to be more creative, in the future traditional church weddings will continue to decrease. As rustic and casual weddings are becoming more mainstream and popularised, this seems the way of the future with more independence on your perfect day.

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