Are you planning a winter wedding? Winter weddings offer many benefits: cold weather, snow, and beautiful scenery. Plus, many wedding dates are going to be considerably cheaper this winter! However, winter weddings are not always as simple as summer ones. To help you to have the smoothest-running, most hassle-free day imaginable, we rounded up 21 winter wedding ideas, from what to bring to how to get an affordable discount on your wedding venue.
One of the first 21 winter wedding tips is to choose a venue that offers you flexibility. This may mean that you need to visit several locations before making a final decision. Choose a city that has lots of different options, so that you can compare the services and pricing between all of them. You want to make sure that when you come for the wedding, you won't have to deal with any last minute hassles or commitments.
Once you find a great place, it's time to start planning the perfect event. One of the 21 winter wedding tips for you is to choose your winter wedding stationery and wedding invitations accordingly. For a more elegant look, consider using silk or velvet wedding stationery instead of the normal printer paper that you may be accustomed to. To add a little flare to the invitations, use some interesting colored fairy lights. This will definitely add a unique touch to your invitations, not to mention the reception.
A popular time to celebrate in winter weddings is Christmas, which falls in January. It's always a good idea to use holiday inspired colours schemes. For instance, for Christmas-themed winter wedding, choose wedding invitations with green, gold, or silver letters, and use a variety of coloured candles. Candles make a nice alternative to other types of stationery, since they're not as expensive and can be reused over again. They are also available all year round, so you don't have to take time away from your busy schedule to shop for a new one.
Another useful tip to choose the right winter wedding dresses is to pair it with winter bridesmaid dresses that are flattering to women of all sizes and figures. You should remember that not all people are endowed with the perfect body type, especially if they have bigger and thinner features. So you need to know your size, including bust, waist, hips, legs, etc before you buy. There are several websites online that give helpful tips to help women find the perfect dresses to fit their bodies.
You can also use winter themed favors and accessories for your weddings. For example, you can consider exchanging handbags or picture frames with your guests. It's also a good idea to place these items in or on their cars. After all, the goal is to create a warm and friendly atmosphere for your guests so the gifts you'll hand out will go a long way in making them feel warm and appreciated.
Finally, you may want to consider hiring an outside wedding planner, particularly if you live in a state that doesn't allow you to have a traditional ceremony and reception. They can help you create an outdoor ceremony that looks like a fairytale castle, complete with ice castles, snow flakes, white horses, and furs as part of its motif. If you live in a warm and tropical state, you may want to consider renting a tent or gazebo to cover the ceremony and reception. Again, try to find a planner who specializes in outdoor weddings, or who has experience in coordinating such events. Remember, your guests will likely be outdoors, so you'll need a planner who can get the job done safely and quickly.
If you do plan to hire an outside wedding planner, make sure you discuss the best times to celebrate so each of you has the perfect day. The last thing you want is to be stuck indoors overnight because you decided to hold the event at such a time. In addition, make sure the planner you choose is fully aware of how much snow fall there actually is in your area. It's extremely common for temperatures to drop several inches in the winter, which makes it dangerous to have an outdoor wedding even if you've hired an indoor wedding planner. When you decide where you want to have your ceremony, make sure you also plan for a winter reception.