Tips to a Perfect Winter Wedding

While winter weddings are beautiful no matter the season, a ceremony in the heart of winter can be truly magical. Read on for tips to begin planning your perfect winter wedding.

Cozy Up

As temperatures fall during the wintertime, you’ll want to ensure you and your guests will stay comfortable (and warm!) throughout the day. Be sure you and your bridal party have something to wear over your attire for any outdoor photos or traveling. A cozy shawl or luxurious fur coat atop your winter wedding dress can be stunning and dreamy, even if it’s only for the walk to your getaway vehicle.

Cooler weather provides the opportunity for a perfectly romantic and inviting reception. Warm it up with the glow of candles, hot beverages, and winter wedding favors that capture the season. Treat your guests to a hot cocoa bar filled with everything they need to craft the perfect cup; or give them a festive ornament or cookie-cutter to take home as a token of your appreciation.

‘Tis the Season

Although it may feel like your winter wedding is a holiday all its own, there are many actual holidays of which you’ll want to be mindful when choosing your winter wedding date. December is a busy month for nearly everyone, so expect to see a few more “not attending” responses on those RSVP cards if you do choose to host your winter wedding around the holidays. Calendars are usually clearer in the early months, so consider choosing a date in January or February for the best turnout.

As you plan, allow yourself to be inspired by the season as you choose your colors and décor; but don’t feel as though you have to choose a “winter wonderland” theme just because your winter wedding falls near the holidays or the season of snow. You may, however, find yourself falling in love with snowflakes, frosted branches and poinsettia – and that’s perfectly okay!