Winter wedding preparation
Winter is a magical time to get married, which is why many couples choose this season for their wedding. While the majority of things are the exact same as getting married in any other season, there are some things you need to consider when you are planning a winter wedding. Keep reading for four tips to prepare you for your winter wedding.
Four tips to prepare for your winter wedding
Consider your venue
When you are planning a wedding for winter it’s important to take the season into consideration when choosing the venue. You want to make sure you avoid anything that relies on being outdoors as it will definitely be cold and there’s always a chance of rain coming and spoiling your day. You also want to make sure there are plenty of photographic spots inside where you can have your wedding photos taken, as again it can be risky to rely on anything outdoors. Opt for a venue that has interesting architecture and plenty of space indoors to get a variety of pictures.
Alter your gown
A lot of wedding gowns come strapless and sleeveless, which can make for a chilly day when you have a winter wedding. Adding sleeves to your gown if you opted for one without will help to keep you warm throughout the day and can be easily done with alterations. If you don’t want to alter your dress completely, you can ask your seamstress to fashion you a shawl or small jacket that you can take on and off throughout the day if you do get cold, it’s better to be prepared.
One thing you can be certain of is that the sun will be setting early if you have a winter wedding. Instead of leaving your ceremony for later in the day, try and get started earlier so that you still have a chance to get photos taken in the light. You can still party all night at your reception, but you want to make sure you make the most of the sun with the few hours we get in winter. If you do have a chance to take some photos outside, you’ll be able to use the stunning natural light to get some unique pictures.
Prepare for rain
As already mentioned, winter does often bring along with it cold rain. You want to make sure that if at any point yourself or your guests have to be outside that you have everyone covered to avoid getting wet! Fashion yourself a basket with plenty of umbrellas or raincoats that your guests can grab on the day if you do end up with some rain on your wedding day. This way you know everyone is prepared and you don’t have any wet guests at your wedding.
Preparing for a winter wedding is all about being ready for anything, and not expecting the type of wedding you’d have on a boiling hot day. The most important thing is that you enjoy yourself, and by being prepared you won’t feel stressed having to hope for no rain or pleasant weather.