While most people end up having their weddings during the warmer months of the year, holding a winter wedding can be a beautiful and memorable way to start off your new marriage. However, having a wedding in the winter months can bring up some challenges that may not have to be dealt with when having a wedding during other months of the year. Luckily, these things can easily be planned and prepared for, as long as you have the forethought and abilities to think them through.
To help you in doing this, here are three tips for holding a winter wedding.
Don’t Shy Away From The Winter Theme
For some people, having a winter wedding is a dream come true. For others, a winter wedding might be a necessity or just a convenience with the timing. Whatever the case may be, there’s no point in having a winter wedding that shies away from a winter theme.
If you’re going to be holding a winter wedding, try to embrace the winter theme as much as possible. Use seasonal plants and flowers, vegetables and colors as part of your wedding decor and food. And choosing an overall white color theme with a few rich, warm tones thrown in can make for a really beautiful wedding day.
Be Accommodating To Your Guests
While you might be excited about having a winter wedding, even one that’s to take place outdoors, your guests might not be thrilled about the idea. So to help put everyone at ease, you should inform them about the ways that you plan to accommodate your guests so that they can have a comfortable and enjoyable time as well.
Doing things like providing heaters, warm blankets, hot drinks, hand warmers, and more can help to ensure that no one opts to not come to your wedding because they’re worried about being too cold. Additionally, if people are worried about getting to the wedding venue in winter weather, consider renting some snowmobiles for transportation to and from the venue.
Have Some Backup Plans
Even with the best of planning and preparation, the weather can change drastically in the winter months. Because of this, it’s wise to have some backup plans in place as you prepare for your wedding. Think about how you’ll handle things like transportation issues, poor weather or visibility, issues with your vendors, guests who have to back out last minute, and more.
By at least thinking through these possibilities beforehand and having some idea for how you’ll pivot, you’ll be better prepared if these possibilities become eventualities.
If you’re going to be holding a winter wedding soon, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you get ready for this big event without any unwelcome surprises.