Winter is one of the most beautiful season of the year. This is also the cold time of year and not all guests will be up for an event outside or long hours spent with photos in the venue grounds. So, you’ll need to make sure you plan ahead and keep everyone happy and warm. Here are all the tips you need to create a beautiful and romantic winter wedding.
Have the Right Clothing for All the Bridal Party
Strapless dresses for the bride and bridesmaids are all the rage right now. The problem is they don’t work too well for winter weddings. The dresses are still often quite thin, so you need to make sure you have all the right clothing for everyone. Consider fluffy shawls for the shoulders and think about thick tights for under the dress. No they’re not overly sexy but they are comfortable in the cold!
Don’t opt for big thick dresses if you can help it. The venue indoors will have the heating on, so they won’t need layers throughout the day. They just need something for the outdoor sections.
Keep Your Reception Cozy Without Overheating
You want an inviting and warm space indoors. Your guests will likely spend most of their time in here, especially if it’s raining or snowing outside. So, you want something romantic and cozy. Think about using candles for a romantic glow and add some of the winter colours for napkin ties and the seat ribbons.
Throws and cushions are great for any couches that are in the venue. You could even set up a wonderland section to create a beauty spot indoors.
Just watch out for overheating the venue. While you want some heat in certain sections of the venue, you’ll also want to keep other sections cooler. This is especially the case for the dance floor. Keep an eye on your guests. If they look like they’re sweating and overheating, talk to the wedding venue about turning down some of the heat.
Think About Wedding Footwear
Just because it’s a wedding doesn’t mean you have to wear the open toe sandals. You need to think about the weather and the footwear you will have. There’s nothing worse than snow on the ground and having to walk through it in slip-on heels!
You may think boots are just for casual wear, but they can also be perfect for a wedding day. You’ll be able to find some white ones or you could opt for silver or even pale coral colours.
Make Sure You Plan Ahead for Traffic
Winter brings bad weather and that always means bad traffic. Your travel could be just a couple of hundred meters, but there are times that it’s quicker to walk than drive because of others on the road! You don’t want to be late for any part of your wedding, and you definitely don’t want to spend the time stressed about the traffic.
Plan ahead for the traffic on the road. Allow for the extra time and be prepared to be in a wedding car for longer than you would in a summer wedding. You could even have extra champagne just in case you’re stuck for longer.
Your guests will likely get to venues before you. Consider having drinks available for them in the event of you running behind.
Your winter wedding can be romantic and perfect. The trick is to plan ahead and prepare for any eventuality. Make sure your bridal party and guests are all comfortable, and don’t worry about the traffic because of the weather. You’ll be able to look back and remember the day for all the good.