Winter weddings can be utterly magical and romantic but some issues may arise during planning and the event itself. If you want your wedding buttery smooth, these tips and ideas may help you.
Consider having a long sleeve wedding dress if you feel like it – you’ll be much more comfortable in it. Then invest in winter accessories: it will be cold and these little things will keep you and your guests comfortable. A faux fur stole, a cape, a cardigan, a jacket, a scarf will keep you and your bridesmaids warm. Put on thick tights under your wedding dress (as long as it’s long) – nobody will know! If you’re wearing heels, have another shoe option for your outdoor pics: think of wearing warm, maybe fur boots as an alternative to usual shoes. Ice cold blue hands are not a good look in winter wedding pictures, this is where hand warmers come in. Grooms and groomsmen can wear velvet, it’s very trendy and it’s a very thick fabric, which will keep the guys warm. Make sure someone is in charge of taking coats at your reception and making sure they’re kept safe.
Bad weather means bad traffic, so give extra time for travel to your ceremony – no matter how near or far you are going. If possible have your ceremony and reception in the one venue, or venues very near to each other. This will make transport easier in case of bad weather.
It will get dark quite early, so embrace it with lots of romantic candle light in both your ceremony and reception space, it will not only cozy up the space but also make it more romantic and inviting.
Serve a hot drink on arrival for your guests, it will keep them warm and comfy. For a subtle winter wedding touch get yourself a cute winter cake topper or make a cool hot chocolate or s’mores station to embrace the season. Make the menu winter-like and keep it like that in every part, from appetizers to desserts.
It gets dark much earlier in the winter so adjust your photo schedule for more light. Taking portraits before your ceremony is often a good idea. If you’re not sure how to go about this, just chat to your photographer.
Have nice umbrellas on stand by for outdoor wedding photographs. These don’t have to be fancy – simple and black can often do the job.