Oh, what’s not to love about a winter wedding? Temperatures are dropping, fireplaces are going and it’s time to bring out those fur jackets (faux, of course)! For the ultimate guide on how to plan a winter wedding, keep reading…
Suss Out Your Venue
Because it’s off-season, you’ll most likely score a discount on your venue hiring fees. However, don’t just grab the first discount you’re offered. Make sure that your venue aligns with your vision for the perfect winter wedding.
We also recommend visiting your venue at night to see if it’s adequately equipped with lighting, heating and of course, a magical atmosphere.
Dress For The Occasion
There’s no better time than now to bring out your inner Audrey Hepburn. We love the idea of a beautifully fitted, floor length gown and opera gloves tying in perfectly with your winter soiree. If this does not sound like you, that’s okay because an opulent ball gown and cozy shawl ticks all the right boxes, too!
For the gents, there’s nothing more suave than a man in a perfectly tailored suit. Don’t be afraid to play with colours and textures. Maroon, emerald and tweed is only a start to looking ultra dapper on your special day.
Experiment With Colours And Textures
Never be afraid to experiment and push the boundaries. The most important thing to remember is that this is your day – Play with colours and create a wedding palette that’s true to you and your partner.
Bold, rich tones will emphasize the season’s beauty and create an unexpected, yet welcoming depth to your wedding look. However, if you’re more of a pastel-loving couple, don’t let this stop you from having a winter wedding. Have fun with colours and incorporate aesthetically pleasing textures such as wool and velvet.
Think About Your Guests
Be sure to take extra care of your guests as you don’t want them miserable and freezing. Besides heaters throughout the venue, blankets are the perfect addition as they can double up as guest favours. With that said, no one could also say no to a bottomless hot chocolate bar!
Consider Your Photographs
Just because you’re having a winter wedding, does not mean you’re stuck with having all your photos taken indoors. Chat to your photographer and wedding coordinator as they’ll be able to advise on a timeline, which will allow your day to run smoothly and leave you with breathtaking wedding photographs.