Summer weddings are incredibly popular. Everyone seems to want sunshine on their big day, for the perfect photos and a comfortable time. However, a winter wedding can be magical. It’ll be different, unique, and incredibly romantic. Here is a look at everything you need for a cozy winter wedding.
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Firstly, you need to think about the outfits of the whole wedding party. Add a layer under your dress, make sure your shoes are comfortable and warm (wedding Uggs anyone?) and consider a thick scarf or fur shrug for any outdoor photographs. Make sure you consider bridesmaids outfits too; you don’t want them shivering all day.
If you are getting married in a colder month, it’s a great idea to hire heating from On Site Co. especially if you want a marque or outdoor area.
Why not include fluffy winter blankets in your décor? Instead of chair covers, throw blankets over the backs of chairs in case your guests get cold later on. You could even have slippers or warm boots and mittens, like how beach weddings often offer flip flops to their guests.
Another great way to warm your guests up is with a warming cup of hot chocolate as they arrive at the reception instead of the usual champagne. Add a little shot of something if you want to make it alcoholic.
If you are getting married in the middle of winter, you might need to put a little more thought into your preparations. Your skin can quickly become dry and chapped so make sure you start looking after it in plenty of time. You need to moisturize every day, drink plenty of water, remove your makeup every night, and exfoliate once a week. You should also use a lip balm enriched with aloe or shea butter to stop dry lips, and use an intense conditioner on your hair as well as getting regular trims to deal with any winter breakage.
Inclement weather can mean it takes longer to travel during the day. So, give your guests plenty of time to arrive and make sure you leave adequate time for everyone to travel between the ceremony and reception venues.
Winter favors are exceptionally cute. Some you may want to consider include:
- Christmas decorations
- Cookies or cookie mix
- Hot chocolate mix
- Mini bottles of baileys
- Gloves or mittens
- Woolly bobble hats
- Thick, festive socks
- Candy canes
- Mulled wine mix
Prepare for Rain
While no one wants rain on their wedding day, in winter it’s always possible. Make sure there are umbrellas and waterproofs available for photos and moving between venues. If in the days before rain is looking likely, you could even get the bridal party bright, matching raincoats and make it a part of your day.
When it comes to planning your winter wedding it’s important to think about comfort. You want your guests to be able to enjoy themselves and have a great time. So, think of ways to help them. A winter wedding can be really good fun, just don’t let the weather stress you out.