Winter often gets overlooked when it comes to planning a wedding. No, it’s not the most popular season but for the winter loving couple it just might the perfect time to say “I Do”. Having some doubts about a winter wedding? Don’t despair my beautiful brides-to-be before setting out on your planning journey, here are BHL’s top five tips for winter nuptials.
Candlelight: Candles are perfect during the winter. They give that rustic and inviting feel, and when used in large numbers provide comfort in any space. The soft glow of candles is perfect for creating a romantic and intimate ceremony atmosphere. Continue this feeling into the reception space by using candlelight as the main source of light during dinner. Your guests will feel relaxed and at ease in the inviting glow.
Experiment with Color: Don’t feel obligated to choose the typical holiday colors. Surprise your guests with an unexpected accent color in the flower arrangements or reception tables. Remember flowers that are in season are cheaper, but also be mindful of holidays. For example, the price of roses skyrockets around Valentine’s Day.
Photography: The winter months are notorious for unpredictable weather. That’s why it’s so important to pick multiple areas within your venue to take your pictures. Pick an area that is indoors in case rain prevents you from taking photos outside. Remember, after the time change the sun goes down much earlier than in the spring and summer months. An earlier ceremony time might be the better choice if you want your photos taken before nightfall.
Always Have a Back Up Plan: Save yourself some wedding day stress by having a back up plan for… almost everything. Back up plans for ceremony, photography, reception, etc. It’s not likely you’ll have to use any of these plans but it’s nice to know that you have them… just in case.
Have Fun with the Season: The best thing about winter is that there are so many holidays! Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day and more! Have some fun with the holidays and add seasonal details to your wedding. Incorporate an eggnog cocktail closer to Christmas or heart accents as a nod to Valentine’s Day. You can also create a winter wonderland by hanging crystals like icicles and plenty of greenery.
Follow these five helpful hints and winter wedding planning is not so scary after all! Happy Planning!