It’s the most Wonderful time of the Year….. Winter Wedding
Especially for a Winter Wedding!
Here are our tips to make your winter wedding fabulous.
Weddings are not just for spring and summer anymore. Winter is not becoming a favourite, and why not? Between the romantic ambience of a snowy landscape, the relative lack of competition for vendors and sites, there’s so much to love about the winter weather nuptials. Here we have our top dos and don’ts for having a winter wedding.
Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment With Color
Experiment! Why not choose bold, bright colors and create a tropical wonderland of mango orange, key lime green or pineapple yellow? It sounds counterintuitive, but it really can actually create a fun, unexpected setting for your guests.
Do Dress Your Bridesmaids in Style…
Just because it is chilly outside doesn’t mean you should skimp on style. It’s completely okay to choose a strapless dress rather than one with long sleeves or silk charmeuse rather than double-faced satin as long as it works for your wedding style and your bridesmaids are comfortable with it. You’ll probably have the heat on in an indoor venue, so they’ll appreciate being dressed in something a bit lighter (especially when the dancing starts up!).
…But Don’t Allow Them to Freeze!
Remember, though, you can’t be overly picky about what they wear when your bridesmaids are outdoors (which they will be, even if it’s just to dash from the car to the reception). If you’ve opted for glitzy heels that could be hazardous, be okay with them toting along sneakers or boots to get from one place to the next. And obviously, coats are a must—in most parts of the country, it’ll take more than a pashmina to ward off the winter chill.
Do Be Gracious to Your Guests…
There are tons of winter-inspired ways you can thank your guests for joining you at your wedding. Winter- or holiday-themed favors are always favorites, like ornaments with each guest’s name on them before Christmas or delectable truffles near Valentine’s Day. Another option is to do a late-night snack. We love the idea of giving out hot cocoa with shortbread cookies or mulled wine with mince pies (and some cream of course!).
…But Don’t Leave Them Out in the Cold!
If you want to have a receiving line, plan ahead of time how it’ll work so guests aren’t left freezing outside. If your ceremony space has a large enough entryway or vestibule, you may be able to wait there and have guests greet you after the ceremony. To hold a receiving line at the reception, do it inside rather than greeting guests as they enter. That way, when the line starts to bottleneck, guests in the back aren’t left waiting (and shivering) to get indoors.
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