Do you dream of being married in the winter? More and more brides are opting for winter weddings over spring weddings these days, for a wide variety of reasons. Before you decide to have your wedding during this time of the year, there is important information for winter weddings that you need to be aware of.
The first thing that you must consider is the weather where you live at this time of the year. Do the roads ice over fairly often? If so, many guests may have trouble getting to your event, and the weather could actually make them decide not to come at all. On the other hand, a snowy day may form the perfect backdrop for your wedding.
The second thing that you need to consider is wedding attire. You will most likely need a long sleeved wedding dress. Additionally, you and your groom will need nice coats that work well with your wedding attire. On top of this, you also need to make arrangements for your guest’s coats to be collected and redistributed before and after the event. This may mean that you need a coat room, with tickets and an attendant. One advantage concerning the attire, however, is that the bride can often choose a more detailed gown, because the heat isn’t a problem, and the groomsmen will be more comfortable in their tuxedoes as well.
The decorations also change for winter weddings. Many flowers simply are not available at this time of the year, and you may have to opt for different types of flowers and decorations. Obviously, spring colors don’t work well with this type of wedding, but certain colors work perfectly, such as whites, reds, blues, gold, and silver.
Heating may be an issue. For example, if your wedding reception is held under a large tent outdoors, you will most likely need to have a plan for heat, regardless of where you live. If you don’t plan for this, the chances are very good that you will wake up on the morning of your wedding, expecting a mild day, only to find that the temperature has reached a record low for your geographical area.
Talk to a professional wedding planner before hosting a wedding during the winter. You need to know all of the problems that could possibly arise, simply due to the time of the year, so that you can find suitable solutions to those problems well in advance of your special day.