The Winter Wedding

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Planning a winter wedding? While they can be absolutely magical, weddings during the cold months come with a few issues. Don’t panic! Here are some tips for having a wonderful winter wedding.

Winter Style

Invest in Accessories

You’ll want to be warm – blue lips don’t look good in wedding photos! Accessories such as a faux fur stole, a velvet cape or a chic, cashmere cardi are great options. Or, opt for a dress with a heavier fabric and long sleeves. Don’t forget your bridesmaids – pretty cover-ups look great in snowy, outdoor photos.

Dress for the Weather

If it’s very cold, you can wear thick tights (even leggings) underneath. As long as your dress is full-length, nobody will know! This goes for your bridesmaids, too.

Velvet Chic for the Guys

A velvet blazer is ideal for grooms and groomsmen. It’s a nice, heavy fabric that will keep the guys warm, plus it’s absolutely on-trend.

Consider Winter Footwear

Pretty boots can be a stylish (and practical) option for winter weddings, especially if it rains.

Your Venue

One and Done

If possible, hold the ceremony and reception at the same venue, or venues in close proximity. If the weather is bad, guests will appreciate less traveling.

Add Romance with Candles

Embrace the early sunset with lots of romantic candlelight in both your ceremony and reception space.

Winter Palette

Choose décor in rich, warm tones of berry red, burgundy, black and gold. Or, go for a frosty, silver and icy-blue motif. Lots of natural greenery, or even a hint of plaid add extra wintry romance.

Coat Check

Attendees will be wearing winter coats, so put someone in charge of taking coats at your reception and making sure they’re kept safe.

Keep Guests Warm

Consider offering reception guests a hot drink on arrival, such as a mulled cider or wine (spiked hot cocoa?) It’s a simple idea that will make them feel welcome.
Photography Tips

Get into the Seasonal Spirit

Why pick a winter wedding date and not take advantage of the dramatic photo opportunities? Take indoor shots first before putting on your boots for the outdoor shoot. Have fun with candid pics of the bridal party enjoying the fresh powder. A cozy blanket could be the perfect prop for a sweet bride & groom pic.

Be Practical

Have outdoor footwear options ready so nobody ruins their expensive (or rented) shoes. A shot of all the girls in their dresses and winter boots would be fun! And, have some gloves or handwarmers ready.

Cold weather brings people together – literally! Celebrating your nuptials amid the beauty of winter can be downright dreamy.

 

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