How To: Have a Winter Wonderland Wedding

While spring, summer, and fall are all great options for your wedding, there’s nothing quite like a winter wedding.  There’s a certain amount of whimsical enchantment that goes along with tying the knot against a snowy background.  Below you’ll find all our favorite things about winter nuptials, along with some helpful tips!

1. Be Considerate

When it comes to setting the date for your winter wedding, be considerate of others.  Thanksgiving (not quite winter, but still pretty close), Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and Valentine’s Day are all holidays we’d like to spend with family and friends.  However, having your wedding on one of these days could lead to lower venue costs.

2. Know the risks

Reasons to think twice about having your wedding on a holiday:

  • Travel and accommodations are typically more expensive around the holidays
  • Guests may not attend, and instead opt to spend time with their families
  • Bad weather can lead to delays, cancellations, and transportation challenges
  • You’ll be sharing the anniversary of your wedding day with an established holiday

3. Baby, it’s cold outside!

If you’re hoping to take photos against a snowy landscape, make sure that your groomsmen, guests, and bridesmaids have warm shawls, blankets, or don’t mind the cold!

TIP: If snowy pictures are a must-have, make sure to tell your photographer beforehand so they can prepare adequately.

4. Don’t let bad weather ruin the day

We know this is easier said than done, but truly don’t let the weather get you down.  Having a winter wedding amps up the danger factor when it comes to weather.  Icy roads and snow storms may prevent guests, vendors, and even your bridal party from getting to the venue on time (or at all).  It’s not because they want to miss your big day, but safety is always first.  Try to make the best of your day, even if you’re missing a few guests!

Be sure to check out our Winter Wonderland Wedding Pinterest board for inspiration!

Winter Wonderland

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