We typically don’t think of winter as a popular wedding season, but did you know that you can have a magical winter wedding for a fraction of the price of a summer wedding.
Below are some things to think about when planning your winter wedding. If you have suggestions of your own, please leave us a comment below.
If you are looking to have a Christmas themed wedding and are getting married in a church, you are in luck. You can be sure the church will be decked out in Christmas cheer during the month of December. As a bonus, you will spend less on decor! The biggest bonus here is that generally speaking, you can book venues cheaper in the winter because it is considered off-season.
Keep Your Guests In Mind
Keep in mind that the weather can be less than cooperative during the winter months. Even though the weather may not be bad where you are having the wedding, people traveling may not have the same fortune. Also, with holiday weddings, keep in mind that travel expenses for those traveling will be higher.
As we stated above, winter weather can wreak havoc on planning. Make sure you have a contingency date in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. Also, make sure you adequately communicate any change of plans with your guests. Consider using a service such as WedTexts to communicate with your wedding guests.
A winter wedding can make for magical breath-taking photos. Please keep in mind that the sun sets earlier in the winter. You may need to adjust your ceremony time to make the best use of the sunlight.
Nothing says winter more than beautiful candles. If you are planning on decking out the venue with real candles, make sure that candles are allowed. If they are not allowed, you may have to opt for electric flicker candles.
One of the most important things to consider for your winter wedding is the type of gown you plan to wear. Going with a sleeveless gown for winter may not be the best option. If you just have to have that sleeveless gown, consider accoutrements such as scarves, shawls, coats, etc. Footwear is another important item to consider. Make sure you have different options depending on the weather.
Think about yourself
The winter wind can be harsh on the skin if you are prone to dry skin, make sure you prepare yourself with extra moisturizer. Chapstick is also a must.
As you can see, there are many things to consider when planning a winter wedding. Most importantly, make sure you plan to be comfortable. You don’t want to be cold and miserable on your special day.