Winter is a magical season. The snow covering the trees is beautiful, and people are in a great mood. If you’re getting married, it’s easy to see why you and your spouse would want to have a winter wedding. However, there are some challenges that might occur. Here are 6 tips for planning a wedding in the winter.
1. Keep things indoors
The snow can be very tempting for its beautiful scenery. However, that doesn’t mean that you should put yourself and your wedding party through freezing conditions just to take amazing pictures. Look for venues with big open windows with great scenery. You can go ahead and take wedding photos right there instead of actually going outside.
You should also keep the wedding and reception in one location so people don’t have to schlep through the snow multiple times.
2. Keep yourself warm
Everyone wants to look great on their big day. However, it isn’t worth freezing to death. If you choose to have your wedding in winter, you need to be prepared for the weather on your big day. You may look for a dress with sleeves. You may also choose to wear a fashionable coat or something over your shoulders. You can always wear tights under your dress to keep your legs warm. Also, think about gloves and even a hat. Some people will wear boots on their big day.
3. Provide a coat check and warm beverage upon arrival
People trudged through the cold and even the snow to make it to your event. You want to help keep them comfortable and warm when they arrive. They will all be wearing a coat, so provide a place for people to leave their coat and other winter gear. Make sure that the staff is informed to keep all gloves and hats with the correct coat. You should also provide a mug of hot cocoa or coffee upon arrival.
4. Provide additional heat
One glass of hot cocoa may not suffice. You should have plenty of heating options at the venue to keep your guests warm. Have a fireplace or two with a blaring fire as well as heat lamps in the venue. You can even hand out hand warmers for people who tend to get cold easy. You want people to enjoy your big day instead of leaving due to the cold.
5. Embrace the season
Winter offers a unique opportunity for you to create a magical experience for you and your guests. Some people decide to go with a Christmas theme and make everything a secondary holiday with a Christmas tree, a sleigh, nutcrackers, stockings, candy canes, and cookies and milk. Other people prefer to go with a winter wonderland theme with a lot of glitter, crystals, and snow everywhere. You can choose from a variety of color schemes including crystal blue and pink with white and silver, cranberry and deep blue, and even black and silver. These decorations will make your event one that people will remember for a long time. It will also help make the pictures amazing.
6. Be mindful of the holidays
Winter weddings are beautiful. However, people are extremely busy during this time of year. They probably have other events to go to. Think about this when picking your date. You want to have it at a time that won’t impede with other important events. Otherwise, people won’t be able to come. Do it early in December or later in January. Even February is a great time for a winter-themed wedding. You want everyone to be able to make your big day!
Your winter wedding is the most important day of your life. You want everything to go right. Winter can be a little unpredictable. If you follow these tips, you should be prepared for anything that might come your way.