Are you considering a winter wedding? Winter weddings are often overlooked, due to the problems that can be caused by winter storms. Winter is a beautiful time for a wedding and there can be many benefits that come from having your wedding during the winter. Here are 10 tips to ensure that your winter wedding goes as smoothly as possible.
- Keep Warm
Consider implementing winter accessories for both you and your bridesmaids. Shawls, covers, and fur coats are excellent options for staying warm without compromising appearance. Consider wearing boots instead of open-toed shoes that will add to the winter chill. Thick tights can be worn underneath long dresses without being seen, which will greatly increase your warmth.
- Allow for Extra Travel Time
Don’t allow yourself to become too stressed out on your wedding day. Remember that road conditions may be poor and budget extra time for traveling to the wedding venue. Try to keep your timeline flexible, to account for circumstances that will be out of your control.
- Minimize Necessary Travel
Because road conditions may be less than ideal, you should try to have the ceremony and reception in the same venue. If this isn’t possible, try to hold them nearby, to minimize the amount of time that travel will be required.
- Consider a Winter Theme
One of the extreme benefits to a winter wedding is the use of a winter theme. Colors like red, black, gold, or burgundy will look beautiful in the white of winter. Romanticize your wedding with the use of candles or other lighting effects.
- Keep Your Guests Warm
One of the most important parts of a winter wedding is ensuring that your guests are comfortable. There are a few things you can use to keep your guests warm, such as providing blankets, warm drinks, space heaters, or serving warm food.
- Customize your Timeline to the Season
It gets dark much earlier in the winter, so you’ll have to take that into account when figuring out the timeline on your wedding day. If you plan on taking outdoor photographs, make sure that you plan them early enough to take advantage of the natural lighting. Check with your photographer to determine the best time for photographs.
- Consider Costs
Winter weddings are usually considered off-season which can lower costs significantly. Venues will likely be cheaper. However, because flowers are more difficult to come by in the winter, it is likely that they will be more expensive. Depending on the destination of your honeymoon, traveling in winter can be more expensive as well.
- Be Prepared for Cancellations
Many people may be unable to attend your wedding if it is held over the winter. Lots of people travel over the winter and poor travel conditions may prevent guests from attending.
- Winter Wedding Favors
There are plenty of wedding favors that can be used in the winter. If you want to gift your guests with something that will be useable long-term, consider using mugs or blankets. Food gifts can be seasonal, as well, such as candy canes or DIY hot chocolate packages.
- Skin Problems
One of the major inconveniences of winter weather is how it affects your skin. To prevent dry or chapped skin on your wedding day, use moisturizers and lip balm frequently in the weeks before your wedding.
A winter wedding can be absolutely beautiful, but there are many issues that can arise. Here at Lux Catering and Events, we can provide you with everything you need to have the perfect winter wedding. We are able to provide catering, organize the venue, decorate, and even refer photographers, to ensure that you have your dream wedding. To learn more about how to make your dream wedding a reality, contact us at Lux Catering and Events today.