Fantastic band! So reliable, traveled through the extreme snow to play for our wedding reception and were absolutely brilliant.The dance floor was full for the night and I would recommend The Bentley Boys to anybody looking for an upbeat, all round, good quality band. They will not disappoint!!Claire & Gary
6 piece Evening Band & DJ
The Perfect Winter Wedding
Planning a winter wedding often means snowy landscapes and frosty trees. There is an expectation of snow when planning a wedding in December or January. Sadly, there is more rain than snow to offset our winter wonderland in Ireland. It is certainly cold though and we can use this to our benefit when planning a cosy winter wedding. Whether there is snow or rain, we have you covered with ways to pull off the perfect winter wedding.
Use the Sun to your Advantage
Remember the timing of your event. Guests may be arriving at the wedding reception when the dark clouds are rolling in or the sun is getting lower. Night creeps in quickly in winter and it is often dark by 4.30pm. Use the dusky and dark atmosphere to your advantage by lighting up your venue with tealights, candles, sparklers and fairy lights. Twinkling lights make for a very romantic wonderland.
Embrace the Chill
It will certainly be chilly so keep yourself and your guests warm with hot drinks like warm apple cider or mulled wine for instance. To add an extra comfort, share warm lavender pouches with guests as they arrive in from the cold. And settle your friends and family with cosy blankets beside a crackling fire. The warmth will cheer anyone with a chill in their bones from the winter air and keep those spirits up.
Use the Season
Adding pops of red and green to your theme will showcase the stunning colours of the season. Red berries and rich green holly can be added to your flower arrangements and decoration. You could also use the scents of the season by including pine wreaths decorated with cinnamon and rosemary and remember the mistletoe to spread the love.
Spread the winter love wisely though, as less is often more. A sprinkling of seasonal cranberries floating in a vase is as stunning as a twinkling Christmas tree in the corner.
If adding seasonal elements is something you love the idea of, then go all out with the festive season. Include sweet and joyful Christmas accents throughout your decoration and theme. Mini Christmas trees could adorn the table centrepieces, while candy canes could sit with napkins. Give your guests jingle bells to welcome you as you arrive newly married and encourage a Christmas carol or two. Decorate guests’ chairs with Christmas stockings as wedding favours with a snowflake tree decoration inside.
Adding small festive elements, without overdoing it, will delight the little and the big guests. And don’t forget the mince pies.
A Winter Wedding Menu
Take advantage of the chilly day and night and warm up your guests with a hearty meal they will never forget. Comfort food is the best food when the weather is less than inviting but the food is. And there is nothing like a cold day to get our appetites. Warm soups, cheesy bites, hot stews and dumplings are guaranteed to make the heart warm. Roast dishes or a carvery are always popular but mix it up with seasonal vegetables and locally sourced produce. Remember the warm pudding or why not stick to a classic warm apple pie served with a winter cinnamon cream.
Set the Mood
The Bentley Boys Band can take care of your day when it comes to setting the mood with some music. We provide full-day entertainment services including:
- Pre-Dinner/During-Dinner Music
- After Dinner Party Band
- Full DJ Service
You pick and choose the size and configuration of your dream band. Starting from a three-piece band to full a full twelve-piece with brass section, choose the sound and look you want for your winter wedding.
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