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Winter Weddings in South Africa

Jun 15, 2017 | Weddings

We love challenging the norm, especially when it comes to creating unique experiences for our bridal couples. While peak wedding season lies in the warmer months (for obvious reasons), we often encourage our brides to consider a magical winter wedding. Unlike our friends in the northern hemisphere, South African winter months are mild and often pleasant in the daytime. And if it’s snow you’re after, a cosy wedding in the mountains might be for you. If you are considering a winter affair in our beautiful country, now is the time to start scouting. Our team has been keeping warm by visiting new and exciting venues that would be perfect for winter weddings. And if you’re not completely sold, here are a couple of reasons why June, July or August 2018 could be the best month for your wedding!

Cheaper Rates
If you’ve read our previous articles about the financial side of weddings, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief with our first point. There is nothing ‘cheap’ about planning a wedding, however venues and suppliers do drop their rates in the chilly months. Without blowing our own horn, this is also where having a planner will come in handy. We have the solid relationships with suppliers and can negotiate the best rates for you. It’s sure to warm your man’s heart, and pocket.

Colour Palettes
Okay, this one is for the girls. We are obsessed with the rich, warm colour palettes associated with winter. Dive right in to those jewel tones. We love how burgundy and greenery complement one another. Bridesmaids in deep emerald? Oh, stop it! We love playing around with the hottest colours to create a romantic atmosphere.

This brings us to our next point. With elegant fire pits roaring in the background, the upbeat tempo of a contemporary band playing and hot bowls of delicious food being served throughout the night, your wedding will exude romance and charm. It takes a lot to get friends and family off the couch during winter, but with the right atmosphere, they’ll be glad they did. Switch it up at the bar and have your barmen whip up some warm cocktails. Horlicks and hot chocolate stations are a must! We’re getting so excited just thinking about it!

We are currently running a winter special. If you book your wedding with us before 31 July 2017, you’ll get 30% off our wedding planner fee. Send a mail to and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours. This is a limited offer, so don’t delay!

Until next time, stay warm.
The EA Team