Wedding Postponement – Why you should consider a winter wedding

What difficult times these are…You have either taken the decision or the government has taken it for you, to proceed with your wedding postponement. Yes, that wedding that has taken a year of thinking about, military style planning, Pinterest boards galore & fevered anticipation.

Now you must re-think it all. The most obvious thing to do is to move the date by a year, after all you can then keep to the same theme, colour scheme, food & general vibe. No doubt you are discovering that this is not necessarily as easy as it sounds with many of your existing suppliers already booked for 2021 & many more reluctant to offer you a date when they could sell it to a new client.

It’s taking more spreadsheets than you can shake a stick at & your anxiety levels are through the roof as you try to co-ordinate the vicar, the venue, the caterer, band, florist & the woman in the village who was hand stitching your entwined initials on your napkins….

Why don’t you sit down, take a deep breath, pour a large gin & have a total re-boot… Don’t postpone for a year, just postpone to the autumn/winter. You may find it much less pressured & find that your chosen suppliers are much more likely to have availability and you get to marry your one true love in the year you had intended to.

Oh, I hear you cry “but I wanted bunting, I wanted pale pink, I wanted giant jenga & croquet on the lawn, I wanted a festival vibe, I wanted to waft about in a slip dress”. Well in autumn and winter you can’t necessarily have those things but this is what you could have:

Log fires, candlelight, no worries about the weather (it’s going to be what it is!) beautiful late afternoon light, mulled wine &…hearty food!

wedding postponementIf your caterer is worth their (Maldon crystal) salt they will be perfectly happy to re-design your menu. Out go griddled skewers, dips & Ottolenghi salads but enter terrines, pates, warm winter salads, gourmet sausage & creamy mash, steak & ale pies. Out go Eton mess & lemon tarts but enter damson & sloe gin crumble, honeyed apple & calvados tart, sticky toffee pudding (there is really nothing not to like about autumn and winter wedding food).

Think out of the box & you could still be tripping up the aisle this year…perhaps in wellies rather than Jimmy Choo’s but trip up the aisle you will!