With the excuse to hang mistletoe everywhere and romantic ambiance of snowy backdrops, no couple would want to miss an off season wedding. Besides, lack of competition for sites and vendors, there is plenty to love about a winter wedding. Nothing can beat the natural romance like winter weddings. However, if you don’t plan it right, you could be left with devastating cold on your special day. So, if you are keen on a winter wedding, make sure you follow these six important Do’s and Don’ts.
Three Winter Wedding Do’s
Be Inspired By The Season
Often, winter brings lots of beautiful décor options: frosted windows, icicle lights, pine and evergreen cone centerpieces are some of the ideas you can utilize for your reception and ceremony. Regardless of how cold it is outside, make your reception area as inviting as much as possible. Use candles to create romantic ambiance and roaring fireplace to offer your guests a warm place to huddle up. Think of throwing, chenille pillows or velvet ribbon tied around each napkin in a lounge area.
Dress Your Bridesmaids While Keeping Their Comfort In Mind
While you might be comfortable with sleeveless arms or shoulders, your bridesmaids may not feel the same way. Ensure you keep their comfort in mind when choosing their dresses. Of course, coats are a must; they will award off the winter chill. However, it is important to go with dresses that complement your bridesmaids’ bodies and wedding style.
Take Out A Wedding Insurance Cover
Hopefully, nature can cooperate on your special day, but the winter months can bring lots of snow, sleet and ice with it. This can force your wedding to delay or vendors may be unable to make it on time. Don’t risk losing money in case nature causes your wedding to delay. Ensure you get an insurance cover to cater for your wedding expenses, so that there will be no financial difficulties if the wedding is pushed to another day. This will be a reassurance that you won’t lose your entire budget for a venue if Mother Nature responds negatively.
Don’t Bake Your Guests
The fact that you need a ceremony and reception location that is warm and cozy, you should not let your guests overheat. Obviously, guests will dress warm outside, therefore, it is important to have a place to hang jackets or
coats. Make sure the temperature inside is suitable for your guests who are wearing warmer clothes. Always take advantage of consulting a wedding professional on what items you need, don’t need, or what you can put as backup in case of bad weather.
Don’t Shy Away From Colors
Often, people feel they have to stick to winter appellate of greens, whites and icy blue that surrounds their wedding season theme; there is never a hard fast rule. You can choose bright, bold colors and create a tropical wonderland of pineapple yellow, key lime green and mango oranges. It might sound boring, but it can create the ambiance, fun and unexpected setting for your guests. After all, the weather outside might be very dreary, you can spice it up a little. However, if you choose to stick with the traditional winter white wedding, try different textures and finishes such as sparkle, iridescent accents and crystal embellishments to bring out the romance of the season.
Don’t Leave Your Guests In The Cold
If you don’t want the embarrassment, try to plan ahead so that your guests are not left outside in the cold freezing. Get a ceremony space with a large entrance, where you can wait and have your guests greet you after the event. Don’t hold a receiving line at the reception, do it inside instead of greeting your guest as they enter. This will limit the number of guests waiting in the cold to get inside.