Winter is rapidly approaching and with it comes winter weddings. The season’s elegance highlights these events and brings a sense of warmth amidst the cold outdoors. Although they’re beautiful, winter weddings can be quite chilly. Preparing ahead of time to accommodate the season into your wedding will help things run smoothly and keep your guests as comfortable as possible throughout the entirety of the event.
Timing and Location
When planning for your winter wedding, you want to consider the time of year and location of your event. Winter also brings the holiday season with it. As many guests will have plans for the holiday season, it is essential to remain mindful of when you choose to hold your wedding. You also want to consider whether you’re planning to have your wedding indoors or outdoors. If you live in a state where the weather tends to be below freezing frequently in the winter, then planning to hold the ceremony inside will keep everyone from being overly cold. If you plan to have your winter wedding outdoors, make sure to keep your ceremony short and sweet with outdoor heaters—you could even offer blankets for guests to be comfortable during the ceremony. Remember that winter days are shorter and to accommodate that into the timing of your event.
Due to winter air being much colder, both you and your bridesmaids have more opportunities to take full advantage of beautiful winter dresses and accessories. Long sleeve wedding dresses are a stunning option for winter weddings. Not only do they keep you warmer than your traditional summer dress, but they also offer a unique look that not many brides get to take advantage of. Another beautiful winter bridal accessory is a fur shawl or coat. This classy look will help keep you warm even in the coldest winter months. Lastly, no wedding is complete without the bridal party. Using winter dresses for your bridesmaids will help keep them warm and add to the wintery aesthetic. Velvet bridesmaid dresses are a beautiful way to keep your bridal party warm in the colder weather while adding a beautiful velvet texture to your color palette.
Wedding decor helps tie in your overall wedding vibe. Embracing the winter season aesthetic can help make your wedding stand out amidst the cold wintery season. Since winter often offers less color due to the lack of leaves on the trees, choosing color palettes and decorations that pop provides a way to bring the color back into your big day. Using moody jewel tones such as deep greens, reds, and blues for your floral arrangements and place settings helps bring color into your big day with ease. Take advantage of the seasonal florals and greenery and fill your bouquet with flowers such as ranunculus or white roses. Using candles or white twinkle lights can also help add a beautiful glow to your winter wedding decor.
As we’ve mentioned several times before, winter weather is much colder than any other season. Ensuring that both you and your guests are kept warm throughout the wedding will help make it a pleasant experience for everyone. Offering fleece blankets and hot chocolate for guests as they arrive can make an enjoyable experience as the ceremony begins. Once moving on to the wedding reception, having a fireplace where guests can gather makes for a warm and inviting atmosphere. Whether you choose to have your wedding inside, outside, or a mixture of both, ensuring that everyone is comfortable during your big day will help things run smoothly and leave both you and your guests happy for the entirety of the day.
Overall, winter weddings are beautiful occasions and have the opportunity to be unique. Similar to all weddings, they have many hurdles to account for in planning. However, keeping these few tips in mind can help you be best prepared for your big winter wedding day.