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As the snow falls across the UK many of us are dreaming of a new dawn of spring, but when it comes to weddings is the spring a better option than winter? Time to find out!

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In the Red Corner, fighting the winter wedding corner, she’s a low light specialist and loves the romance of the candles and roaring fires, it’s Dom “The Tog Bride”

In the Blue Corner, arguing for all the joys of spring, mostly because he’s normally the designated driver when it comes to weddings and he’s all kinds of fearful of the weather, it’s Matt “The Gormless Groom”

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Dom: Winter can be a wonderfully romantic time to get married with all your guests snug and warm by the fire with a nice gentle frost outside.

Matt: But spring is an absolutely stunning time of year with the trees blossoming, the sun back shining proudly in the sky and that incredible freshness you only get in spring.

Dom: Winter wedding are often considerably cheaper than other times of year as they are less popular dates for venues and wedding suppliers and you can therefore sometimes get an off-peak package.

Matt: But for many suppliers the spring weddings are considered off-peak too, particularly in the early spring as most people aim for summer and early Autumn. In fact winter can often be more expensive or difficult to get a booking than in Spring as Christmas and New Year may create opportunities for suppliers to book other types of event.

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Dom: The light in winter can be really beautiful and if you have a nice frosty day or even snow it can be just magical.

Matt: The light may be magical but there’s so little of it in the height of winter! It might be getting dark by 3pm meaning that, depending on the timing of your ceremony, it may be completely dark by the time your reception even gets started. Spring light has a beauty all of its own and can be enjoyed for much longer hours.

Dom: We’ve been at several weddings where it has snowed and they have been some of the most romantic and memorable weddings ever! In the UK the temperature still isn’t that warm in spring and so often the rainiest time of year so why not embrace the chance of a stunning snowy wedding day!

Matt: But the cold winter weather can cause all kinds of problems, with guests potentially caught in snow or icy conditions and not making it in time for the ceremony, or worse still the venue being completely inaccessible.

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Dom: Winter weddings give you the opportunity to make use of the festive period and all of the beautiful Christmas decorations that may already by in place at your venue. You can even make your wedding a bit of a Christmas party or new years bash with all your friends and family and have a double celebration which can be even more special.

Matt: Spring brings with it so many beautiful natural elements that can be embraced – think flowers in your hair, beautiful floristry all around your venue and the chance to actually go outside in the sunshine for a while and enjoy the fresh spring air!

So those are our thoughts but where do you stand? Leave a comment or place your vote in the poll!

Winter Wedding Vs Spring Wedding
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British weddings have their own distinctive style but what exactly does a typical British wedding look like? Well, the chaps at Libra Photographic have created a little infographic to answer that very question…

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Being asked to be a Bridesmaid is a huge honour and can firmly cement your friendship forever, however it’s not always an easy role to play. Being supportive and unquestioning is never easy, particularly when the Bride in question is perhaps turning into something of a Bridezilla. Fortunately the chaps at Perfect Ring have come up with this handy infographic to help try to keep the bridesmaid battles to a minimum!

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Bride Vs Groom, Wedding BlogIt’s a busy time at Bride Vs Groom HQ. We’re currently going through a rebranding process for our respective companies as well as working on a fresh look for this very blog. Thus far it’s been a process that has been both exhilarating and terrifying but through it we’re starting to feel like we’ve finally figured out how to express who we really are as creatives.

It’s been a similar process in all of our work. I think we’ve always known what we wanted to create but getting there is rarely an easy task. Sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’re flatlining, like you’re no nearer that goal than when you first started and it’s only when you look back over the journey you’ve taken that you realise just how far you’ve come. Creativity isn’t easy. It isn’t safe, it isn’t comfortable and it it’s almost never a straight line. It’s full of ups and downs and sidesteps and pitfalls. But as long as you keep that driving edge, as long as you embrace that internal critique instead of letting it devour you, as long as you keep the faith that the path you’re following is the right one, it’s an unstoppable force.

And if you don’t believe me, check out this amazing video featuring the words of Ira Glass.

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

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There’s so much work that goes into making a wedding venue look just perfect and often it’s all hands on deck to get it finished in time. Today’s story frame is a classic example as the groom and all his ushers pitch in with a little last-minute lantern hanging before getting changed ready for the big day and the stunning marquee reception. We’re happy to report that having seen the finished result during the reception it was definitely worth it in the end!

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