Most couples stay away from a wedding date in the winter and understandably, considering the intimidating weather and busyness that the winter months bring. Regardless, all these obstacles have an easy fix and shouldn’t stop you from experiencing a wedding straight out of a wintery fairytale. The proper preparation beforehand will ensure a magical and unforgettable winter wedding
As we know, it’s tradition for the bride to be the star of the show. With a gorgeous gown and beautiful glow, the bride is halfway to the perfect wedding. A long sleeve dress or use of fashion pieces like capes, cardigans, or long veils can be a great way to stay warm as a winter bride.
Event attendees must also consider the weather when deciding on their attire for the night. Layered outfits and proper footwear will be important to keep yourself comfortable and safe during the wedding festivities.
For a cohesive and enjoyable wedding experience the bridal party must be on the same page. Taking care of your bridal party is essential in optimizing your weddings experience. Your bridal party are your guests with specific requirements and responsibilities. Give your party the resources they need to make the best of a winter wedding. Select gowns and footwear that will offer them a comfortable experience. If the bridal party is happy and feels good about their attire the energy will be felt through the venue. Now, the style isn’t only for women. Men also need special attention in the fashion department. Playing with textures, materials, and colors adds a unique touch while also adding warmth to a suit or coat.
Prepare your guests
Although weddings are solely for representing the love and commitment of the special couple, we know the guest experience can become the most important aspect of a wedding. When you are having a winter wedding there are a few factors to keep in mind when it comes to your guests. Notifying guests early is going to yield the best outcome. With all the chaos and festivities that come with the winter seasons, the guest will need to know about the wedding in advance. This way they can plan around the holidays and end-of-year events they might have.
For many weddings, there is a bit of traveling involved for everyone in attendance. Make this known to your guests and encourage them to give themselves extra traveling time. For example, if you are having your winter-themed wedding here in Florida, you might have guests driving in from other states. With the spike in health concerns that come with air travel, some of your extended family and friends will likely take a road trip if it’s doable. There is a chance that weather conditions could be hazardous for drivers so getting to the wedding safely is priority. Stress this to your guests and prepare them for any risks that could occur during travel. All this information can be included in your invitations to establish expectations for guests while also highlighting the theme.
The most memorable aspect of your winter wedding is the Venue and Décor.
When it comes to a winter wedding, something that will make the transition from the ceremony to the reception a lot easier is finding a venue where you can do it all. Take your time to find the perfect place that will work for your ceremony, reception, and any other special aspect under one roof. One of the most beautiful things about a winter wedding is utilizing the snow and nature to incorporate into your venue. If guests can look out the window and see beautiful snowy mountains, or natural elements of winter, they will really feel like they are in a winter escape. Consider how a scenic venue will take your wedding to the next level.
A winter wedding essential is a coat check. A safe place for guests to put their belongings is a great addition to any wedding but especially one that takes place in winter. A coat check is not only functional but can be a place to include personal touches or carry on the theme of the décor. Cute additions like mini hand warmers, personal blankets, and winter-themed party favors will bring a special touch to the venue. These special touches done specifically for guests are what they will remember for years to come. Personalization like these that are done in the winter, gives brides and grooms space to play with unique ideas that maybe would not fit in during warmer months.
Another aspect that can take your event from comfortable to cozy is the selection of refreshments. Include warm drinks like apple cider, hot cocoa, or coffee. Warm and filling foods are best for a winter wedding. Cups of chili, soups, and hearty pasta are great examples of warm comfort foods to serve on your big day. Having the proper catering equipment is an efficient way to keep your food and refreshments fresh. Grimes Events & Party Tents offers heating, cooling, and storing, catering equipment.
The great thing about a winter wedding is being able to play with unique themes inspired by the season. Winter is a theme itself, so there are many variations of the special aspects of winter. With the incorporation of natural elements, lighting, and personal touches, you can create your dream winter wonderland. Get creative and do extensive research on winter themes and pick the one that best represents you and your partner.
A winter wedding is a catalyst to a unique experience and immaculate wedding pictures that look like they are straight from a magazine. Don’t let these winter months stop you from having the wedding of your dreams. Embrace the cold weather and the beauty it brings. Grimes Events & Party Tents has a variety of event rentals for the perfect winter wedding. Contact us today!