Tips for a Winter Wedding
Winter weddings can be incredibly romantic and cozy, with the added bonus of potentially having a winter wonderland as your backdrop -- especially if you're in Missouri. Here are some tips for how to have a successful winter wedding:
Choose a venue with indoor and outdoor options. In case of inclement weather, it's important to have a backup plan for your ceremony and reception. Look for venues with both indoor and outdoor spaces so you have the option to move inside if necessary.
Embrace the season. Winter weddings offer the opportunity to incorporate seasonal elements into your decor, such as pinecones, twinkling lights, and greenery. Consider incorporating these elements into your bouquets, centerpieces, and other decorations.
Provide warm amenities for your guests. With the colder weather, it's important to make sure your guests are comfortable. Consider providing blankets, heat lamps, or even hot cocoa or coffee to keep them warm during the outdoor portions of your wedding.
Plan for transportation. If you're having a winter wedding, it's important to plan for potential snow or ice. Make sure to provide transportation for your guests to and from the ceremony and reception, and consider providing transportation for your wedding party as well.
Choose the right attire. When planning your wedding attire, keep in mind the colder weather. Consider choosing dresses with sleeves or jackets for the bridal party, and provide blankets or shawls for your guests to keep warm during outdoor portions of the wedding.
Have a contingency plan. It's always a good idea to have a backup plan in case of inclement weather. Consider having a tent or other covered area available in case of snow or rain, or have a plan in place to move the ceremony indoors if necessary.
By following these tips, you can have a successful and memorable winter wedding that embraces the beauty and coziness of the season.